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Dick Whittington

Until January 14, 2018

It's been nearly 30 years since a pantomime has appeared on the stage of the London Palladium, so this current production of Cinderella mounted by Qdos marks a spectacular return to form for the genre

The Stage, 2016

Why See Dick Whittington?

The Palladium Pantomime is back this Christmas!

It's never too early to think about Christmas shows, especially if that show stars West End royalty Elaine Paige.Following the resounding success of 2016's Cinderella, Qdos Entertainment returns to mount a brand new production of that panto classic, Dick Whittington.

An all-star cast will help to tell Dick's story, led by Half a Sixpence's Charlie Stemp in the title role, and the one and only Elaine Paige as Queen Rat! Julian Clary also returns, alongside, Gary Wilmot, Emma Williams, Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin and dance troupe Diversity and Ashley Banjo.

A story of courage and perseverance

An old English folklore tale from the middle ages, we follow the story of Dick Whittington, a young man who was orphaned at an early age. Living in a quiet village, he plans to head to a place called London, as he has heard people describe it as being "paved with gold". Hoping to mine as much gold as possible from these streets, he heads off to the city with his beloved cat - only to find that reality is very different.

Taken in by a kindly merchant, he sells his cat to help the man control the mice on his trading ship; Dick is bullied relentlessly by the household's cook, and he is plagued by mice. But when the merchant returns, he has news for Dick that turns his life around completely - and a very special friend who is glad to see him.

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Dates

Opening night: 9 December 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 5+

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Cast

Juilan Clary as Spirit of the Bells
Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel
Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack
Elaine Paige as Queen Rat
Charlie Stemp as Dick
Emma Williams as Alice

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