Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium

Jack and the Beanstalk London Palladium Tickets

London Palladium, London
Booking to 15 January 2023
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Dawn French and Julian Clary star in the spectacular London Palladium panto Jack and the Beanstalk.

Michael Harrison Productions present the fabulous Christmas 2022 pantomime at the London Palladium – Jack and the Beanstalk.

Starting on 10 December 2022 for a five week run, Jack and the Beanstalk features an all-star cast including much-loved comedian and actress Dawn French, comedian and camp icon Julian Clary, plus Louis Gaunt (Mary Poppins), Alexandra Burke (Sister Act), Natalie McQueen (Wicked), Rob Madge (My Son’s a Queer, But What Can You Do?), and the return of Palladium panto regulars Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin and Gary Wilmot.

With a massive animatronic giant, and spectacular sets and costumes, this £2 million production promises to be the West End’s best way to celebrate Christmas.

Jack and the Beanstalk will be directed by Michael Harrison, with the script by Harrison and Julian Clary, with input from Dawn French.

Who are the creative team of Jack and the Beanstalk?

Jack and the Beanstalk is directed by Michael Harrison, with the script by Harrison and Julian Clary, with input from Dawn French.

Jack and the Beanstalk features lavish new set designs from Mark Walters and costume designs from Hugh Durrant, created especially for The London Palladium. 

Harrison’s production features choreography by Karen Bruce, with lighting designs by Ben Cracknell, sound designs by Gareth Owen and composition and orchestrations by Gary Hind.

Reviews of Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★★ "This sauced-up panto is a right treat" - Daily Mail
★★★★ "Uproarious panto packed with comic vulgarity" - The Evening Standard
★★★★ "Spectacular, star-studded pantomime" - The Stage
★★★★ "Such pleasure" - The Times
★★★★ "No expense spared for giant all-star entertainment" - The Guardian
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 15 January 2023
Age restrictions
5+ Parental discretion is advised due to innuendo
Running time
2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.

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Important Notes

Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holidays, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

Venue Information

London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Nearest Tube or Train: Oxford Circus (Victoria line, Central line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 39, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159

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Pantomime Awards 2022 winners announced by Christopher Biggins; Outstanding Achievement to Nigel Ellacott
Winners of the 2022 Pantomime Awards were announced last week in London. Run by the UK Pantomime Association, the awards celebrate the great tradition of Christmas pantomimes. The 19 April ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre was hosted by UK Pantomime Association President, and famous Panto dame, Christopher Biggins, announcing this year's winners in 27 categories. There were also performances from Gracie McGonigal, Myra Dubois and the awards sponsor, Butlin's, including a tribute to the swings and understudies who kept Britain's Pantos running through the difficult Christmas 2021 pandemic season. The prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award went to Nigel Ellacott, who is a respected authority on pantomime, and a talented script writer, costume designer, costume maker, performer and historian. In terms of Pantos in 2022, London's big pantomime is going to be Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium, starring Dawn French and Julian Clarey. Book tickets here Photo: UK Pantomime Association 2022 Pantomime Awards - Winners Best Ugly SistersDuncan Burt and Nic Gibney - Cinderella, Theatre Royal Bath (UK Productions) Best Dame sponsored by Trafalgar EntertainmentMorgan Brind - Sleeping Beauty, Derby Arena (Little Wolf Entertainment) Best ScriptVikki Stone - Aladdin, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (In-House) Best Comic sponsored by Box Office RadioTam Ryan - Cinderella, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Imagine Theatre) Best Lighting sponsored by Production Light and SoundMatt Cross - Beauty and the Beast, Kings Lynn Corn Exchange (Jordan Productions) Best Sound DesignAlex Linney - Jack and the Beanstalk, Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man (Shone Productions Ltd) Best Set DesignCleo Pettitt - Dick Whittington and his Cat, Watford Palace Theatre (In-House) Best Costume DesignCelia Perkins - Aladdin, Oldham Coliseum Theatre (In-House) Best Villain sponsored by Breckman & CompanyRolan Bell - Aladdin, Cambridge Arts Theatre (In-House) Best ChoreographyJonny Bowles - Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Grand Opera House, Belfast (Crossroads Pantomimes) Carmen Silvera Award for Best Mythical BeingAlexandra Burke - Aladdin, Opera House, Manchester (Crossroads Pantomimes) Best Ensemble sponsored by StagecoachTiago Dhondt Bamberger, Char Burnett, Robert Donnelly, Louis Emmanuel, Amiyah Goodall, Tanieth Kerr, Georgia-Mae Price, Millie Robins, Ernest Stroud, Jessamie Waldon-Day - Dick Whittington, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (In-House) Best DirectionPaul Hendy - Jack and the Beanstalk, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (Evolution Productions) Best Principal GirlNaomi Alade - Robin Hood, Oxford Playhouse (In-House) Best Musical DirectionJamie Noar - Robin Hood, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool (In-House) Best Supporting ArtistKate Donnachie - Aladdin, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (In-House) Barbara Windsor Award for Best Principal BoyDominic Sibanda - Sleeping Beauty, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (Evolution Productions) Best Early Career Newcomer sponsored by Staffordshire UniversityBecca Lee-Isaacs - Robin Hood, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (The Big Tiny) Best Newcomer to Pantomime sponsored by Staffordshire UniversityRob Rinder - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bristol Hippodrome (Crossroads) Special Recognition Joe Tracini - for changing perceptions and raising awareness of mental health through his pantomime performance and original pantomime songJustin Fletcher and Paul Morse - for exceptional execution of the 'balloon ballet' and the championing of set-pieces.Justin Brett, Susan Harrison and Ali James (The Showstoppers) - for skilled execution of fully improvised 'front cloth' sequences including songs created from audience participation, promoting innovation in content. Best Pantomime (Digital) sponsored by Dr Andy Video DesignJack and the Beanstalk, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Best Pantomime (Under 500 seats) sponsored by Butlin'sRobin Hood, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool (In-House) Best Pantomime (500-900 seats) sponsored by Butlin'sAladdin, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (In-House) Best Pantomime (Over 900 seats) sponsored by Butlin'sJack and the Beanstalk, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (Evolution Productions) Outstanding AchievementNigel Ellacott
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Jack and the Beanstalk to play the London Palladium this Christmas starring Dawn French, Julian Clary
Julian Clary, Dawn French, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin to star West End producer Michael Harrison has announced that this year's London Palladium pantomime will be Jack and the Beanstalk. An all-star cast will include regular Palladium panto Dame, comedian Julian Clary; much-loved comedian and actress Dawn French as Jack's mum, Dame Trott; plus America's Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin, and UK actors Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot. With a budget of £2 million, this glitzy panto will start at the Palladium on 10 December 2022 for a 5 week run. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday. “Roll up! Roll up!  Much merriment and happiness and downright cheek and cheeks going to be happening onstage at The Palladium this Christmas with a brand spanky new Panto at last! We’ve waited two years to bring you Jack & The Beanstalk and I’m deblimminlighted to be part of it. See you there folks!” said Dawn French. Dawn French, who made her Pantomime debut as Queen Dragonella in the 2018 productionSnow White at The London Palladium, returns this year as Mrs Trot. Dawn is an original member of The Comic Stripand one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders. Dawn’s impressive career spans stage, TV, film and publishing and includes the multi award-winning BBC comedy The Vicar of Dibley, Murder Most Horrid, Coraline and Death On The Nile. Earlier this year, she announced her return to the stage with her show Dawn French Is A Huge Twat. Michael Harrison, Producer and Director of all seven London Palladium pantomimes said: “I’m thrilled to be welcoming Dawn French back to our panto, and can’t wait to be working with Julian, Paul, Nigel and Gary on what promises to be our biggest show yet! Jack and The Beanstalk marks the return of a full-scale spectacle to our Palladium Christmas season, and we’ve been working on new designs for the show over the past two years. We’ll be announcing more cast later in the year, and can’t wait to be back with all the glitz and glamour we know our audiences love.” Last year's panto at the Palladium was called Pantoland at The Palladium and starred Donny Osmond, alongside the regular troupe of Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot. Jack and the Beanstalk will be directed by Michael Harrison, with the script by Harrison and Julian Clary, with input from Dawn French. Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium

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