London Palladium

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Rob Brydon review – croons and lampoons from the affable uncle of showbiz
The clubbable comic casts himself as master of ceremonies in a self-effacing musical story of his life – with celeb mimicry

Brian Logan

18, Nov, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Sh**ged Married Annoyed review – hit podcast makes mildly amusing night out
Chris and Rosie Ramsey’s material about their married life is jolly enough, but a five-minute advertorial is rather less so

Brian Logan

27, Sep, 2021 @7:00 PM

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This government says it's 'here for culture' but wrong-foots UK theatre at every step
Since the pandemic closed venues in March, the advice given to the industry about reopening has been shambolic

Michael Harrison

15, Dec, 2020 @11:46 AM

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Songs for a New World review – singers face forwards in bold, Covid-safe show
Jason Robert Brown’s musical on the theme of life choices adapts well to social distancing, with a cast whose big voices make the huge auditorium feel small

Mark Lawson

12, Oct, 2020 @2:20 PM

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'Made it back!': Lloyd Webber unveils safety measures at London Palladium
Theatre reopens at 30% capacity for Beverley Knight performance to showcase stringent hygiene methods

Chris Wiegand

23, Jul, 2020 @5:58 PM

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'The National's Olivier theatre needs bodies and music – it’s a modern cathedral'
Michael Longhurst, Rebecca Front, Nathaniel Martello-White and more discuss the theatres that have inspired and challenged them

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

20, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Lloyd Webber plans to trial Covid-19 safety measures at London Palladium
Airlocks, infrared cameras and remote temperature-taking all part of plan adapted from The Phantom of the Opera production in South Korea

Chris Wiegand

19, Jun, 2020 @9:21 AM

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Madonna review – London residency short on hits but big on British banter
From a fake riot to a brilliant staging of Frozen, the pop artist is at her most experimental – and intimate

Alexis Petridis

30, Jan, 2020 @11:06 AM

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat review – stunning debutant steals a starry show
Sheridan Smith and Jason Donovan bring glitzy charisma to a jubilant production – but neither can match the young dreamer at its centre

Michael Billington

12, Jul, 2019 @8:51 AM

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Rob Brydon Probes Barry Humphries review – in defence of offence
This chatshow canter through the career and comedy loves of Humphries proved he is an unrepentant stirrer

Mark Lawson

29, Apr, 2019 @12:48 PM

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Sheridan Smith to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Smith will play the Narrator this summer when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical returns to the Palladium

Chris Wiegand

01, Mar, 2019 @2:28 PM

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Snow White review – festive filth from Julian Clary and Dawn French
Rollerskating snowmen, a hydraulic dragon, a Strictly duo and Nigel Havers are among the attractions in this variety panto

Ryan Gilbey

13, Dec, 2018 @11:49 AM

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