• When Comic Relief came to the London Palladium

    09 April 2015

    Friday 31st March saw the London Palladium host this year’s Comic Relief for an evening of not only outstanding, but record-breaking entertainment.

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  • Behind their scenes… with the Master Carpenter

    27 October 2014

    Michael Shaw is the newly installed Master Carpenter at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Before that he was Deputy Carpenter at the London Palladium, so he’s firmly part of the Really Useful Theatres furniture! He told us all about how he started out in theatre and carved out a great career in two of the West End’s most prestigious theatres, insights into how this unique job works, advice for people starting out, and the huge stars he’s come across… 

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  • The Lord of the Dance is Back

    03 September 2014

    On Wednesday 3rd September press and stars of the entertainment world flocked to the London Palladium for the press night of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.

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  • Dangerous Games at the Palladium

    21 August 2014

    The best-selling dance show of all time launched at the London Palladium on 21st August 2014.  Press and special guests joined Michael Flatley for breakfast to get a sneak preview of the brand new ‘Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games’

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  • Cats returns to London’s West End

    13 August 2014

    On July 7th 2014 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical sensation Cats returned to the West End! It wasn’t until the music started up and the breathtakingly costumed cast began prowling around the iconic Palladium stage – appearing in every look and movement like enormous cats - that it dawned quite how much we’d missed it. 

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  • Made in Dagenham - ready to launch

    07 July 2014

    On Wednesday 17th June, the great and the good of West End theatre joined the cast and creative team from Made in Dagenham for a press day to launch the brand new show set to transform the Adelphi theatre this October. 

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  • When the Pythons came to the Palladium

    02 July 2014

    On Monday 30th June the London Palladium hosted a press conference to launch the last ever Monty Python show. Journalists from around the world gathered to see the legendary British comedy troupe reveal the inside details about their upcoming production and reflect on how it all began.

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  • Behind their scenes… with playwright Ben Power

    27 June 2014

    We caught up with The Elephantom playwright Ben Power, associate director at the National Theatre, to chat about how the production came together, moving to the New London, and building a career in theatre. 

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  • Behind their scenes… with Ross Collins

    04 June 2014

    We met with Ross Collins, author and illustrator of the much-loved The Elephantom picture book. The Elephantom theatre production opens at the New London at the end of June, fresh from a sold-out season at the National Theatre. He told us about getting involved in theatre, his working relationship with the production team, entertaining both adults and children, and pursuing a career as a writer and illustrator. 

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  • Behind their scenes… The Elephantom

    12 May 2014

    We sat down with The Elephantom’s extraordinarily talented co-directors, Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié, who also worked together on the smash hit War Horse. They told us about developing The Elephantom, moving to the New London theatre, and the intriguing career of a puppeteer. 

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