Initial photos have been released of Elaine Paige, Diversity and Julian Clary in Dick Whittington.

The show opens on 13 December with previews from 9 December. It is the second pantomime to open at the London Palladium after panto returned to the venue for the first time in 29 years in 2016.

As well as Paige, Clary and Diversity, Dick Whittington stars Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack), Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel), Gary Wilmot (Sarah the Cook), Charlie Stemp (Dick Whittington), Emma Williams (Alice Fitzwarren) and Lukus Alexander (Eileen the Cat).

Dick Whittington runs at the London Palladium from 13 December until 14 January, with previews from 9 December.

Elaine Paige as Queen Rat
Elaine Paige as Queen Rat