Sunday Night at the Palladium

Sunday Night at the Palladium

Series 1

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Review

My reaction of “Ah, Beat the Clock, the Tiller Girls, the goodbye wave from the revolving stage” was met with a blank look from the younger staff at RT. But viewers of a certain age will remember the variety show that was the cornerstone of ITV schedules during the late 1950s and early 60s.

It's being revived with guest hosts (Rob Brydon and Bradley Walsh among them, although it's the affable Stephen Mulhern tonight), who introduce a mix of famous acts and downright obscure ones. It's highly unlikely that the Tiller Girls will come out of retirement to kick off the show, though.

Summary

After its initial run all those years ago between 1955 and 1967, followed by a brief revival during 1973 and 1974, the variety show makes its much-anticipated return with some of the UK's best-loved comedians and entertainers performing inside the West End theatre, including Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr and Bradley Walsh. First up, though, presenting duties are handed over to entertainer Stephen Mulhern, who will be compering the show in front of the 2,200-strong audience. Guests include singing superstar Bryan Adams, girl band Little Mix, comic Alan Davies, speciality act Les Beaux Freres and quick-change duo David & Dania. Plus, tenor Alfie Boe, who will be performing Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.

Cast & Crew

Host Stephen Mulhern
Performer Alfie Boe
Performer Alan Davies
Performer Bryan Adams
Performer David & Dania
Performer Les Beaux Freres
Performer Little Mix
Director Julia Knowles
Producer Madeline Addy
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