Festivities in the West End: Theatreland’s celebrities this Christmas
Read all about the celebrities who will be starring in Christmas productions in the West End with us. Make sure to check back on this list regularly to find out which British stars across stage and screen will be treading the board later this year and see which celebrities this Christmas will bring!
West End celebrities this Christmas
Best known for starring in Knight Rider and Baywatch, David Hasselhoff returns to the West End for the first time in 15 years to star as Franklin Hart Jr in 9 to 5. Playing an egotistical boss whose behaviour is challenged by a trio of headstrong female colleagues, see Hasselhoff star alongside Bonnie Langford and Caroline Sheen in the upbeat musical!
Don’t miss the chart-topping singer in the West End this Christmas, as Peter Andre joins the cast of Thriller Live for just two weeks in December. Previously starring in the 4,000th performance of Thriller Live, see him moonwalk back into London at this energetic, entertaining show!
The cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Don’t miss out on seeing the star-studded cast in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium this Christmas, as acting veterans and West End debutants appear in the production. Sophie Isaacs will play the titular role, previously starring in Heathers the Musical. She’s accompanied by Gary Wilmot as Dame Betty Barnum, who’ll be appearing in The Prince of Egypt in 2020. A trio of talented actors take to the stage to play the three bears, including Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear, Janine Duvitski as Mummy Bear and Lauren Stroud as Baby Bear.
Returning to the London Palladium for a festive panto season, Paul O’Grady and Julian Clary will play the evil ringmaster and the ringmaster respectively, with Matt Baker making his Palladium debut as Joey the clown and Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy.
The West End and television star will return to London theatre later this year to play Bob Wallace in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. Making his West End debut in 1999 playing Gavroche in Les Miserables, Mac has continued to perform in musicals ever since, starring in Wicked, Sunset Boulevard and On the Town. In 2016, he competed in Strictly Come Dancing making it to the final. After time away from the West End, he will add another stage credit to his name with White Christmas, opposite Dan Burton.
Rylan Clark-Neal will make his West End debut playing the role of ‘The Critic’. After competing in The X Factor, Clark-Neal has become one of Britain’s most loved TV and radio presenters, hosting The Xtra Factor and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.
Best known for appearing as a judge on reality shows around the world, including The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, as well as managing musicians for over 40 years, Sharon Osbourne will return to the West End stage for the first time in 13 years to star in Nativity! The Musical as Crystal Collins, the President of Parker Pictures. Currently, she’s also a host on ‘The Talk’, a daytime Emmy Award-winning show on CBS.
After appearing in the 2018 production of Nativity! The Musical, Danny Dyer returns to the Eventim Apollo to reprise his performance as the Hollywood Producer. Best known for playing Mick Carter in Eastenders, Dyer’s theatre credits include Pinter 7 as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season and No Man’s Land at the National Theatre. Joined by his daughter Dani Dyer as Polly Parker for a second year, get ready for mayhem in Bethlehem!