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London Palladium
Argyll Street
London, W1F 7TF
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 09 Dec 2016
Booking from: 14 Jan 2017
Booking until: 15 Jan 2017
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes, including an interval
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  • chocoholics2005 4"10 17 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Cinderella, 12th January 2017
    I was attracted initially by the impressive cast list but the show was so much more than this. No expense seems to have been spared on the costumes which were amazing (and there were plenty of them). The staging and effects were excellent throughout and the cast lived up to expectations and sometimes more. There was very deftly executed slapstick, recognisable tunes (with clever new words!) and, for an evening audience mainly of adults, plenty of innuendo. The final scene seemed a bit abrupt but otherwise it was a great evening's entertainment.
    For the price this seat offers very good value for money. Whilst you can see the rails at the front and at the side of the steps, they were not a problem. Being under 5ft I really appreciated the steep rake which meant I could see almost all of the stage without having to dodge heads. However, it does mean the steps are steep too. Legroom is not great and for Cinderella the top of the clock was obscured by the set but this was the only time I was aware of missing something by sitting in a cheaper seat and I would happily choose this seat again.
    F35 Upper Circle - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle F35
  • deecollins 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Cinderella, 3rd January 2017
    Magnificent. Wonderfully opulent costumes, more feathers than at the Moulin Rouge and more 'jewels' than a 'Buck House' ball. With Fairy Godmother Amanda Holden, Cinderella's coach and horses and Dandini soaring above the audience like magic (though not all at the same time of course) made for gasps from the audience. The classic number 'if I were not upon the stage' led by Julian Clary as Dandini is something I don't think I will ever forget - hilarious! A great line up of stars - Lee Mead, Nigel Havers, Natasha J Barnes, Count Arthur Strong,Paul Zerdin, Suzie Chard, Wendy Somerville, led by Paul O'Grady as Baroness Hardup supported by an exuberant and talented company made it a show to remember and a hard act to follow. Loved it so much if I could get a ticket I'd watch it all over again.
    Sat in Stalls B20
    Couldn't see performers' feet but didn't expect to, being so close to the stage. Not enough leg room - I'm fairly average size (5'4") and felt restricted.
  • stephenyolland 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Cinderella, 7th January 2017
    An absolutely hilarious show, one of the funniest things I have ever seen, anywhere! The big names were all on top form and constantly interacted with the audience, Paul and Julian are experts at Panto and to see them on stage together was unforgettable. The show was full of extravagance and outrageousness, you couldn't ask for more from a night the theater. This a top draw pantomime, and British entertainment at its best, a show I will never forget!
    Sat in Stalls S20
    This seat had a great view of the stage, as the seat is just off center, you could see all of the action. The overhang was easily forgotten about and didn't effect the view. Plenty of legroom for those with longer legs! Worth paying a little extra than for the seats a few rows back.
    S20 Stalls - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls S20
  • paulfootie 36 reviews 3 helpful votes
    100% total rating Cinderella, 22nd December 2016
    A fantastic spectacle of glitz and glam with enough jokes to keep the family entertained. The set and costumes are over the top and exactly as a pant should be - bling and sing!! All the classic lines are there and a few extras (especially between Julian Clary and Paul O'Grady a few ad libs!!) a brilliant show! I would recommend this show to anybody as its a spectacle - with an excellent cast, staging and songs!!
    A usual theatre seat but this one is one from the aisle so if you have K20 you can sit sideways to make more room!! Flip up seats and good comfort. The view is excellent and behind you is the lighting booth so there is no worries about standing up or moving as nobody is behind you or if you need to move around to see over the person informs! Excellent!
    K19 Upper Circle - London Palladium - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle K19
CINDERELLA SEATING PLAN
The London Palladium offers good views throughout the auditorium, with the best overall views to be found in the Royal Circle. For those wishing to feel involved in the production, the Stalls are a great option. Be aware that the stage is quite high, so the front rows can be quite restricted.
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STORY
Family favourite pantomime Cinderella danced into the West End's London Palladium for a festive run throughout December 2016. Cinderella marked the first return of pantomime in a grand 29 years, with the last silly spectacular having played in 1987, starring Barbara Windsor in Babes in the Woods. With a star-studded cast heading up the show, Cinderella was a terrific treat!

A classic rags-to-riches fairytale that is performed as a pantomime across the country, Cinderella follows down-on-her-luck Cinderella as she slaves away for her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. When it is announced that Prince Charming is looking for a wife by hosting a glittering ball, Cinders' ugly stepsisters make sure that she won't be attending. But poor Cinderella is soon cheered up by the appearance of a Fairy Godmother, who promises to get her to the ball! With the typical panto twist, including a hilarious dame and doting Buttons, Cinderella is sure to get her happy ending!

Cinderella was brought to London by Qdos Entertainment, who had produced over 650 perfect pantomimes, and was co-directed by Michael Harrison (Gypsy) and Olivier Award-nominated Andrew Wright (Mrs Henderson Presents). With a whole host of spectacular sets and dazzling costumes, Cinderella brought British panto back with a bang!

With Paul O’Grady playing The Wicked Stepmother, Amanda Holden as the Fairy Godmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead taking the role of Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup, this was one of the biggest pantomimes in Christmas 2016. West End favourite and star of Funny Girl Natasha J Barnes took the role of Cinders herself.

Having opened for the festive season on December 9th, Cinderella ran until January 15th 2017 at the London Palladium.
Suitable For
Those who love to laugh over the festive season will find this extravagant pantomime a far cry from the average village panto! Cinderella promises to be a real treat for the whole family.
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