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Final casting announced for Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium

Sophie Isaacs (Goldilocks). Photo by Image 1st.

Casting news

FINAL casting has been announced for Goldilocks and the Three Bears which runs at the London Palladium for a strictly limited 5-week season – from Saturday, December 7, 2019 to Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Janine Duvitski will play Mummy Bear, with Sophie Isaacs as Goldilocks and Lauren Stroud as Baby Bear.

They join previously announced 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. Read more.

Janine Duvitski was in the original production of Abigail’s Party, written and directed by Mike Leigh. Her more recent stage credits include On the Town for English National Opera at the London Coliseum and The Coast of Utopia for the National Theatre.

Duvitski is best known on television as Jane in Waiting for God, Pippa in One Foot in the Grave and Jacqueline in Benidorm, a role she recently revived on stage in Benidorm Live also produced by Michael Harrison. Her film credits include About a Boy and The Madness of King George.

Sophie Isaacs was most recently seen on stage playing Annette Hargrove in Cruel Intentions the Musical which had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Her previous theatre credits include playing the title role opposite Craig Revel Horwood in the Qdos Entertainment production of Cinderella (New Victoria Theatre, Woking), Heather McNamara in Heathers (The Other Palace/Theatre Royal Haymarket), Kinky Boots and Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Grease (Leicester Curve Theatre) and The Rocky Horror Show (European tour).

Lauren Stroud was last seen on stage in the West End production of Strictly Ballroom at the Piccadilly Theatre. Her previous theatre credits include Scrooge (Leicester Curve Theatre), Top Hat (Kilworth House), Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse and on tour in Toronto), Hairspray, Dance ‘til Dawn, 9 to 5 The Musical and Grease (all on tour in the UK) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Dame Betty Barnum and her daughter Goldilocks’ circus is under threat from an evil rival circus owner and, with the help of their madcap circus friends, they’re battling to rescue their Big Top from ruin. Will they succeed? All seems lost, until three brilliant Bears join the gang…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is produced by Nick Thomas and Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment.

Image: Sophie Isaacs (Goldilocks). Photo by Image 1st.