(2002 TV Movie)

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It’s Already Panto Season in London + More Industry News

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of what’s going on in film, TV, and theatre! THEATREJust a few days into June and we’re already looking far ahead to panto season with the news that Al Murray will be starring in “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the New Wimbledon Theatre alongside Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe MBE as the Dame. At the London Palladium, the “first lady of musical theatre” and Radio 2 favourite Elaine Paige will star alongside Ashley Banjo and Diversity, Julian Clary, and Nigel Havers in “Dick Whittington”. From winter back to summer again, Abba-member-turned-theatre-producer Björn Ulvaeus has applied for planning permission to build a new temporary space in London for “Mamma Mia!” spin-off “Mamma Mia! The Party”. The immersive event opened in Stockholm last year, has a new story and characters, contains songs from the musical and Abba back catalogue, and will be set in
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Joan Collins to appear in pantomime

Joan Collins to appear in pantomime
Joan Collins has signed up to make her pantomime debut in Birmingham. The 76-year-old Dynasty legend is to play the role of Queen Rat in a production of Dick Whittington at the city's Hippodrome venue this Christmas. Comedian Julian Clary and Coronation Street star Nigel Havers have also been cast in the play, along with ventriloquist Keith Harris and his famous puppet Orville the Duck. Speaking (more)
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