Julian Clary in Dick Whittington at the London Palladium. Photo: Paul ColtasLast year, Qdos Entertainment brought pantomime back to the Palladium in grand style with its production of Cinderella. That show was a critical and commercial success and the same team are back this year with the most London-centric of pantomime stories, that of Dick Whittington and his rat-catching cat.
Al Murray and Clive Rowe in Jack and the Beanstalk at New Wimbledon Theatre, LondonThe New Wimbledon pantomime was once a stronghold for First Family Entertainment, now it’s been taken on by Qdos. It’s been 15 years since the venue has staged Jack and the Beanstalk, so it’s also something of a blank page. It could have been the opportunity for the company for a brand new adventure. But this is not the case.
Michael Bertenshaw and Julie Yammanee in Rapunzel at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London. Photo: tristram KentonTrish Cooke and Robert Hyman’s adaptation of Rapunzel for Theatre Royal Stratford East may stray wildly from the original story, but that’s par for the course at this venue. Over the last few years, the pair have regularly put their own, idiosyncratic stamp on the pantomime canon, but Rapunzel is perhaps their best collaboration to date.
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