Hot on the heels of last year’s hilarious Cinderella, pantomime is back at the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017 in the form of Dick Whittington – “oh, yes it is!”
This enchanting new production of Dick Whittington opened at the world-famous venue on Saturday 9 December, produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, and the creative team behind last year’s Olivier Award-nominated treat, Cinderella. An all-star cast, spectacular sets, dazzling costumes and festive laughs in abundance are guaranteed.
Dick Whittington (perhaps most famous in folklore as Dick Whittington And His Cat) is the story of a boy who comes to London to seek his fortune, escaping a poverty-stricken childhood with his feline friend. But despite an initial struggle, the duo go on to hatch an ingenious plan involving the cat’s talent with rattling bells, which propels them both from rags to riches – and a whole series of adventures.
Dick Whittington himself is based on the English merchant Sir Richard Whittington, who went on to become four times Lord Mayor of London, a member of parliament, and a sheriff of London, financing the renovation of a number of public projects and assets.
Starring alongside the likes of stage and screen stars Elaine Paige, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers and Ashley Banjo (with the full Diversity troupe in tow), Dick Whittington will be played by Half A Sixpence lead Charlie Stemp, with Emma Williams, Lukus Alexander, Gary Wilmott and Paul Zerdin also participating in a stellar line-up.
With an all-star cast, spectacular sets and plenty of laughs, you’ll need to book early to secure the best seats for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all!
Please note there will be moving lights during the performance, which will have a strobing effect.
Age Recommendation: As a general guideline an age of 5+ is recommended. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted. Children must be able to sit unaided, in their own seat and be attentive to the performance so as not to distract other members of the audience. Admittance to the auditorium is at the discretion of the theatre management.