Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin
Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Paul Zerdin
© Tony Briggs (left)/ Dan Wooler for WhatsOnStage

Initial casting has been announced for this year's panto at the London Palladium, Dick Whittington.

Julian Clary will return to the Palladium after last year's production of Cinderella, which saw pantomime return to the theatre for the first time in 29 years.

Clary will play Spirit of the Bells alongside Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel. Ventriloquist Zerdin appeared as Buttons in Cinderella, and Havers played Lord Chamberlain.

Further casting and the creative team joining director Michael Harrison will be announced in due course.

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Dick Whittington will run at the London Palladium from 9 December.