Actor, writer and comedian Dawn French will make her pantomime debut as The Wicked Queen in a limited engagement of Snow White at the London Palladium beginning in the West End this December. Joining French will be Julian Clary, who returns to the Palladium for the third year, as The Man in The Mirror.
Performances will begin at London's celebrated pantomime venue December 8, and are scheduled to run through January 13, 2019. Michael Harrison will direct.
The cast will also include Paul Zerdin as Muddles, Nigel Havers as The Understudy, and Gary Wilmot as Mrs Crumble. Joining them are Vincent and Flavia as The King and The Queen and Josh Bennett, Simeon Dyer, Craig Garner, Ben Goffe, Jamie John, Blake Lisle, and Andrew Martin as The Magnificent Seven. Final casting for the role of the Prince and title role of Snow White as well as members of the ensemble will be announced at a later date.
French is one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders. She was last in the West End in 2016 in her acclaimed solo show 30 Million Minutes. Her previous stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Evening with French and Saunders, French and Saunders Live, French and Saunders Still Alive, and more.
The production will feature scenic design by Ian Westbrook, costumes by Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, lighting by Ben Cracknell, and original music by Gary Hind.
Snow White at the London Palladium is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment. For more information visit SnowWhitePalladium.com.