Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town

Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town is Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper’s 12th pantomime and the continued love for LGBTQI+ inclusive theatre can be seen oozing out of every scene throughout, whilst (somewhat) staying true to the original story.

This show will make you laugh, cringe, gag and dance

This adaptation sees young Dick (Jonny Peyton-Hill) arrive in London with his faithful companion (and social media starlet) Ariana – a French Bulldog, set to seek out his fortune. Along the way he seeks companionship and work at the town's second best funeral home. It used to be the best, but the new one across the road has been stealing customers due to cheaper prices. Dick meets Alex (Keanu Adolphus Johnson) the undertaker's son and as the show plays out, we are pulled into the cat-and-mouse chase of their potential relationship.

Of course with every pantomime needs a villain, and no stone was unturned by Queen Rat (Nikki Biddington). Her comic timing and all round ease of her character allowed the audience to be taken on a rollercoaster of fun that we did not want to get off. Let’s not forget the Dame, Sarah – played by the ever so delightful Matthew Baldwin who really deserves their own comedy show after this. The confidence and utter star quality of Sarah made the narrative sail forward in stride. And if you’re concerned about any heckling – not to worry, Sarah takes no prisoners.

Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town is a fun and exciting piece that cannot be missed. Let's face it, the need for joy and laughter has never been more warranted. This show will make you laugh, cringe, gag and dance at the many original songs.

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After years of sell-out smashes our acclaimed pantomime team are back with their rude, riotous and unashamedly romantic take on the ultimate London legend!

Like many a gay country lad, Dick comes to the big city in search of men and money. But just as Londoners are getting back on their feet, dastardly mayoral candidate Queen Rat and her minions rise up to bite them in the ankles! When she frames Dick for a terrible crime, Dick stiffens himself for a great adventure. Can he clear his name, win back his boy and defeat Queen Rat before she brings London to its knees - and not in a good way?

Packed with all the popular panto traditions, original songs and a cornucopia of dick jokes. Dick Whittington: A New Dick In Town is a fabulously filthy and hilariously happy winter treat.

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