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Sophie Isaacs to star in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at The London Palladium with Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary

The panto will run onstage for five weeks this winter

Julian Clary, Sophie Isaacs and Paul O'Grady
Julian Clary, Sophie Isaacs and Paul O'Grady
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Sophie Isaacs, Janine Duvitski and Lauren Stroud will join the previously announced Julian Clary, Paul O'Grady, Matt Baker and more in the 2019 London Palladium pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Isaacs will play the title role of Goldilocks, Duvitski will play Mummy Bear and Stroud will play Baby Bear for the show, which runs from 7 December to 12 January 2020.

The cast will also include Paul O'Grady as Baron Von Savage, Matt Baker as Joey the Clown, Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum. Ensemble members Charlotte Bazeley, James Bennett, Myles Brown, Samara Casteallo, Belle Kizzy Green, Sally Jayne Hind, Stevie Hutchinson, Ediz Ibrahim, Mollie McGugan, Ella Nonini, Alexanda O'Reilly, Justin Thomas, Amy Thornton, Maxwell Trengove, Charlotte Wilmott and Luke Woollaston complete the cast.

A series of speciality acts will also join the company onstage, including illusionist Phil Hitchcock, The Skating Medini (Asia and Dylan Medini) – a high-speed roller-skating act from one of Italy's oldest circus families, rola-bola circus act Sascha Williams and Stephanie Nock, and Europe's youngest stunt rider Peter Pavlov with the Globe of Speed.

The London Palladium pantomime returns for the fourth year and will once again be produced by the Olivier award-winning team – Michael Harrison directs, with choreography by Karen Bruce, set design by Ian Westbrook, a returning team of costume designers that includes Hugh Durrant, visual special effects by The Twins FX, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Gareth Owen and original music by Gary Hind.