No babes in arms
Please be advised that the following performance are Access performances:
Thu 2nd Jan 7:30pm – Signed, Interpreted Performance
Fri 3rd Jan 7:30pm – Audio Described Performance
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Heavenly for the kids!
The festive season means panto... and this year's super-special West End extravaganza is a story adored by millions of people since it was first told in 1837. The venue is the massive, magnificent London Palladium, an event to remember in itself. And the cast is absolutely superb, a whole load of glittering awesomeness designed to thrill. No wonder tickets are set to sell like hot cakes.
Last year the London Palladium put on Snow White and it proved a monster hit. Now, for the fourth consecutive year of festive pantos, the venue is showcasing a fabulously fun panto adaptation of the all-time classic children's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It's a brand new version of the 1800s story by Robert Southey, and this time around – probably the zillionth since it was written – it stars Matt Baker, Paul O'Grady, and Julian Clary along with the excellent Sophie Isaacs in the starring role of Goldilocks. If you saw her as Annette Hargrove in Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, you'll know you're in for a treat.
Julian Clary plays the Good Ringmaster, Paul O'Grady plays the Bad Ringmaster, Gary Wilmot plays Dame Betty, Matt Baker is Joey the Clown, Nigel Havers is Daddy Bear, and Paul Zerdin plays Silly Billy. And, as you can imagine, the tickets, the venue, the players and everything else are 'just right'!
This show takes the old tale to a new level, taking creative liberties and setting the story in a circus instead of the woods. It's young Goldilocks' job, along with her mum, to fight the Evil Ringmaster and his horrible circus acts. Can Goldilocks and her mum win? Come and see. It's such fun, and it's on stage for a limited five week festive season.
It's amazing seeing the London Palladium transformed into a circus, a magical place where everything is possible. This is a feast of dazzling comedy, eye-catching special effects, incredible stunts and brilliant circus acts. You'll love the internationally renowned illusionist Phil Hitchcock, Asia and Dylan Medini and their stunning Skating Medini rollerskating act, ‘Rola Bola’, from the German Belli Family Circus and Europe’s youngest stunt rider, amazing Peter Pavlov and the crazy ‘Globe of Speed’.
The story? Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner. But with the help of their friends they are determined to save their circus. Will they succeed? Things don't look so good until, at last, three bears come along...
Join the cast and their fabulous ensemble members Charlotte Bazeley, James Bennett, Myles Brown, Samara Casteallo, Belle Kizzy Green, Sally Jayne Hind, Stevie Hutchinson, Ediz Ibrahim, Mollie McGugan, Ella Nonini, Alexanda O'Reilly, Justin Thomas, Amy Thornton, Maxwell Trengove, Charlotte Wilmott and Luke Woollaston. An Olivier award-winning team sits behind the show. Michael Harrison directs, with choreography by Karen Bruce, set design by Ian Westbrook, costumes by a team including Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and original music by Gary Hind. We'll see you there!
Who is this show for?
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is recommended for people aged five plus.