Multiple award-winner and undisputed Grande Dame of the West End, Elaine Paige returns to the London stage this Winter playing Queen Rat in Dick Whittington.
At 69, the Olivier Award winning actress has starred in more West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation including Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Billy, Evita, Cats, Chess, Anything Goes, Piaf, Sunset Boulevard, The King & I, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Drowsy Chaperone and Follies.
Paige joins previously announced Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers who all return to the London Palladium following last years highly succesful production of Cinderella.
Also joining the cast is rising star Charlie Stemp (Half A Sixpence) who will play Dick Whittington, Gary Wilmot (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago) who plays Sarah the Cook, and Ashley Banjo and Diversity playing The Sultan and his Entourage.
The production is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment, the team behind last year’s twice Olivier-nominated London Palladium production of Cinderella, which broke box office records for the highest grossing week in West End theatre history.
Dick Whittington will run from 9 December 2016 until 14 January 2017 at the London Palladium.