Time Out says
Fri Nov 23 2012
Tucked cosily away between Oxford Circus and Great Marlborough Street, the London Palladium is one of the city's best-loved theatres. 'The Royal Variety Show', a perennial British favourite, is filmed here, while commercial stage shows from 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' to 'Scrooge' have benefited from a steady flow of popular TV faces. Perhaps the biggest draw, however, was non-celebrity Connie Fisher who reigned supreme in Andrew Lloyd Webber's very public auditions, the BBC talent contest 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?' Given that the theatre's quaint Argyll Street home became almost impassable in the evenings during Fisher's stage residence for 'The Sound of Music' (as well as during Whoopi Goldberg's 2009 musical production of 'Sister Act'), it's best to avoid the locale around 7pm.
What's on at London Palladium
West End, Comedy, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Character comedy
- Rating: 3/5
You can take the Dame out of the panto, but you can’t take the panto out of the Dame… Two years ago, Dame Edna Everage – the purple-bouffanted character creation of Barry Humphries – was starring in ‘Dick Whittington’ at the New Wimbledon Theatre. This...
Blues, Pop, Urban music, R&B, Soul
Fresh from a collaboration with Delta blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, American singer Harper returns to the UK for a solo tour. His output ranges from Mississippi roots music to soul and gospel via out-and-out pop and R&B.
West End, Musicals, Comedy
If the best days of ITV's singing talent show 'The X Factor' are blatantly behind it, that's no reason to stop Simon Cowell trying to prop up the brand with this game undertaking: an officially sanctioned musical spoof of the show, produced by Cowell's...
West End, Experimental theatre, Drama, Kids' theatre
Everyone loves bubbles, so this show is surely bound to attract people in troves. Louis Pearl's very particular type of show looks at the science behind bubbles at the same time as making lots of really cool ones for excellent effect. Expect bubbles within...