Qdos Entertainment Announces Pantomime Season 2018-19
Beginning later this month, an array of stars from the world of Stage, Screen and Entertainment will light up thirty-five theatres across the nation for this year's Qdos Entertainment pantomime season celebrating the very best of British traditions for the festive season.
Snow White at the London Palladium will lead the season's programming with a cast including Dawn French in her pantomime debut, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin whilst nationwide Danny Adams, Robin Askwith, Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Shirley Ballas, David Bedella, Christopher Biggins, Zoe Birkett, Cannon & Ball, Richard Cadell & Sooty, John Challis, Chico, Paul Chuckle, Bernie Clifton, Brendan Cole, Michelle Collins, Brian Conley, Darren Day, Bobby Davro, Les Dennis, Anita Dobson, Sheila Ferguson, Flawless, Gareth Gates, The Grumbleweeds, Jaymi Hensley, Lesley Joseph, The Krankies, Robert Lindsay, Joe McElderry, Steve McFadden, May McFettridge, Debbie McGee, Connor McIntyre, Lee Mead, Paul Merton, Gavin Mitchell, Jimmy Osmond, Tom Parker, John Partridge, Joe Pasquale, Billy Pearce, Marti Pellow, Craig Revel Horwood, Ben Richards, Shane Richie, Lisa Riley, Lee Ryan, Suzanne Shaw, Sooty, Elaine C Smith, Louie Spence, Allan Stewart, Meera Syal, Ryan Thomas, Gok Wan, Ian H Watkins, Simon Webbe, Jonathan Watson, Jonathan Wilkes, Samantha Womack, Jordan Young and Adam Woodyatt are amongst those treading the boards around the UK.
Winner of the last year's Olivier Award for Best Family and Entertainment and renowned for staging high-quality productions which are both contemporary and true to the traditions of pantomime, 2018 will see Qdos Entertainment continue to bring festive magic to stages across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With a host of star names and creative collaborators each production is precisely staged with extravagant production values, astounding choreography and spectacular special effects.
Nick Thomas, Chairman of the Qdos Entertainment Group, said: "We have this week begun rehearsals for our 2018 season which we are all very much looking forward to. We have over 1,000 actors, dancers, singers and musicians joining us this year to entertain families in thirty-five theatres across the UK in productions of Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Pan, of Robin Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. We can't wait to get started!"
As the world's biggest pantomime producer, over the past 36 years Qdos Entertainment has established itself as one of the largest entertainment companies in Europe. Over the past three decades the pantomime giant has staged 719 pantomimes and this season expects that around two million people will see one of its shows.
Qdos Entertainment has been fund-raising for Great Ormond Street Hospital's since 2010. Thanks to the generosity of theatregoers, as well as fund-raising by Qdos Entertainment staff, over £1.25 million has been raised to date, with fundraising continuing this festive season.
Click here 2018/2019 season brochure.
Full season details and further information on Qdos Entertainment are available at pantomime.com.