Get ready for an unforgettable experience as a glittering array of A-listers, Broadway stars, and talented West End actors take the spotlight on London's West End stages in 2024. Don't miss your chance to see your favourite celebrities in action. Explore the shows they're starring in and secure your seat to witness their phenomenal performances firsthand.

Prepare to be thrilled as we unveil the star-studded lineup to grace the West End stages this year. From seasoned veterans to fresh talents, the excitement is palpable as renowned celebrities prepare to light up the London Palladium and the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Join us as we uncover the names and faces that will dazzle theatre enthusiasts and superfans in the upcoming months. Get ready for a truly electrifying theatrical experience like no other.

Wizard of Oz Celebrity Cast

Aston Merrygold

Aston Merrygold will be making a triumphant return to the stage this August, reprising his role as the charismatic Tin Man in the revamped production of The Wizard of Oz at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The production is running for four weeks, from the 15th of August to the 8th of September.

Aston, who first rose to fame as part of the X Factor-formed sensation JLS, achieved staggering success during his time with the band. They sold out arenas, garnered over 10 million record sales, secured five Number 1 hits, and earned numerous accolades.

During JLS's hiatus, Aston flourished in his solo endeavours. He delved into the world of West End, showcased his dancing skills on Strictly Come Dancing, and introduced the world to his chart-topping solo singles.

Last year, JLS made a phenomenal comeback, captivating audiences with their electrifying performances in sold-out arenas across the UK and Ireland.

He has already impressed audiences throughout the UK tour of the magical production, with reviews from the Cheshire Live praising his R’n’B and rap version of the famous opening song ‘If I Only Had a Heart’, and the Manchester Evening News calling his performance “superb”.

The Vivienne

Merrygold’s Wizard of Oz co-star, The Vivienne, is another face that audiences will not want to miss the chance of seeing in the West End this August.

Rising to fame as the champion of the inaugural season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, The Vivienne has since skyrocketed to stardom. In 2022, The Vivienne's TV career reached new heights as she sashayed onto RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars All Winners, captivating audiences across the United States.

2023 marked a historic moment for The Vivienne as she became the first drag star to compete on a major UK reality series, stunning audiences with her grace and skill on Dancing On Ice. In an unforgettable moment, The Vivienne wowed the crowds with a powerful rendition of 'Waterloo' at the Eurovision opening ceremony in Liverpool city centre.

Since taking to the stage as the iconic Wicked Witch of the West, she has completely blown theatre fans away. In a glowing review, Cheshire Live said The Vivienne is “an absolute revelation” with “an incredible presence”.

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Hello, Dolly! Celebrity Cast

Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton, the award-winning star of stage and screen, is set to return to the spotlight at The London Palladium with the highly-anticipated revival of Hello, Dolly! in the summer of 2024.

Staunton has shared that her vision for the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi includes bringing out her Irish heritage and adding depth and authenticity to the character.

Teaming up once again with Director Dominic Cooke, known for their stellar work on 'Follies’, the duo is set to breathe new life into this classic musical.

Throughout her illustrious four-decade career, Imelda Staunton has left an indelible mark on the entertainment world. Fans will undoubtedly recognise her from many iconic films and series, including her portrayal of the detestable Professor Umbridge in the record-breaking Harry Potter franchise.

Her most recent incredible performance saw her playing the Queen in the final two seasons of the hit Netflix series, The Crown.

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Robin Hood Panto Celebrity Cast

Jane McDonald

Beloved singer and television presenter Jane McDonald is set to dazzle audiences as Maid Marrion in the highly anticipated Robin Hood Pantomime at The London Palladium! This festive extravaganza is gearing up for its ninth spectacular season, drawing larger crowds with each passing year.

McDonald, crowned Entertainment Daily's National Treasure for an impressive two consecutive years (2022 and 2023), has an extensive following eagerly awaiting December's arrival. This multi-talented artist will bring her star power to the Palladium fresh off her 'With All My Love 2024 Tour', ensuring an electrifying West End adventure for theatre enthusiasts.

Known for her captivating performances and magnetic stage presence, Jane McDonald is celebrated for her versatile talent and engaging personality. Her fans can rest assured that her portrayal of Maid Marrion will be nothing short of extraordinary, cementing her status as an icon.

On her website, she has already assured future audiences that “it’s going to be an evening of guaranteed mischief, mayhem, and merry-making!”

Julian Clary

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Julian Clary appearing on the panto stage, as he has for the past eight years.

A loved and recurring face on the British acting, comedy and TV scene since the 1980s, Clary is a regular panellist on Radio 4’s ‘Just a Minute’, and a best-selling novelist. This year Clary will star as everyone’s favourite Sherwood forest inhabitant, Robin Hood.

Described by TimeOut as ‘remorselessly scene-stealing’, and the Daily Mail declaring last year that ‘the show feeds off Clary’s energy’, his panto performance is the unmissable fixture to end the year on.

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Other Celebrities Starring in the West End in 2024

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

Musical duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, who met when both when working on Kismet in 2007, will be starring alongside one another in the Les Miserables The Arena Spectacular World Tour as Javert and Jean Valjean respectively.

Both singers and well-known faces in musical theatre, have an incredible dynamic that lights up stages and saw their album ‘Together’ and their live tour do incredibly well.

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Alexandra Burke

2008 winner of The X Factor, singer Alexandra Burke has seen amazing success over her career. Since her stunning rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ alongside Beyoncé, which won her the title, Alexandra has been a fan favourite. Her subsequent three studio albums have sold over 5 million records.

Burke made her West End debut in 2014 and has since been one of the most sought-after leading figures on the British stages. Lucky fans will be able to see the soulful singer in Sister Act at the Dominion Theatre until June 2024.

Cara Delevingne

World-famous British model and actress, Cara Delevigne is most known for her work across the fashion and entertainment industry.

This year she made her West End stage debut in Cabaret, and based on the glowing review by  “out of the park superb”, her performance has been one of a lifetime. Superfans can catch the multi-talented star on stage at the Playhouse Theatre, where she will be appearing until the 1st of June.

How to Get West End Tickets

With these iconic names and faces gracing the West End stages, theatre enthusiasts are in for an amazing treat. Whether you choose to experience the performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre or The London Palladium, securing your seat for these shows is a must.

Witness the musical genius and unparalleled talent of celebrity casts, from singers to drag queens, from the comfort of premium padded seats with optimal views. Alongside these prime locations, indulge in luxurious amenities and perks that will enhance your night.

VIP tickets for The Wizard of Oz, Hello, Dolly! and the Robin Hood Pantomime are now and Seat Unique is delighted to offer access to official VIP packages to make your evening truly special.

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