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Dick Whittington - 2017 - West End

The London Palladium 'strikes pantomime gold' (Guardian) in a hilarious & spectacular production of Dick Whittington staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer.

Join Dick (Charlie Stemp) on his daring journey through the streets of London aided by The Spirit Of The Bells (Julian Clary) as they face off against his dastardly nemesis, Queen Rat (Elaine Paige).

The all-star cast is completed by Ashley Banjo & Diversity (The Sultan & Sultan's Advisors), Paul Zerdin (Idle Jack), Nigel Havers (Captain Nigel) and Gary Wilmot (Sarah The Cook).

With a stellar cast, fantastic set and costume design, and plenty of laughs in store, join us for this five-star 'treat that you won't want to miss' (The Sun), playing now until 14 January.


London Palladium

(London, )
8 Argyll St, Soho


by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021
They join the previously announced Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoë Curlett as Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom, Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot, Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom, and Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott. The production will be choreographed by Ruthie Stephens.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021
One of CBeebies most popular personalities Andy Day is joined by two familiar faces from York Theatre Royal's Travelling Pantomime - Robin Simpson and Faye Campbell - in Cinderella at York Theatre Royal this Christmas.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Su Pollard will be returning to thrill pantomime audiences as the Wicked Queen in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs from Friday 10 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin's lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington's London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the Ball.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021
The cast includes Elise Zavou as Red, Maisey Bawden as Mum, Phil Nichol as Granny, Jodie Jacobs as Woody, Ashley Goh as Bo Peep, Raphael Bushay as Wolf and Luke Latchman as Wolfie.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
TuckShop – the UK's only specialist production company devoted all things drag - are back in the West End this Christmas with DICK WHITTINGTON, the second of its all drag pantomimes, following the first 2019 sell-out hit Cinderella.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2021
Challis is best known for portraying Terrance Aubrey 'Boycie' Boyce in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass, as well as Monty Staines in the ITV sitcom Benidorm.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
Original queens of SIX Christina Modestou (Carousel, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre; The Winter's Tale, National Theatre; SIX, Arts Theatre) and Renée Lamb (Ain't Misbehavin', Southwark Playhouse/Mercury Colchester; Little Shop of Horrors, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; SIX, Arts Theatre) will take to the stage this autumn in the world premiere of the brand new kickass-pirational pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021
Royal & Derngate today announced four further productions to complete its 2021/22 Made in Northampton season. A new production of Joe Penhall's biting contemporary satire Blue/Orange is brought to the stage this autumn by the producing team behind Ralph Fiennes' hugely successful Four Quartets which is soon to transfer to the West End.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021
Qasim Mahmood plays Aladdin in this magical new adaptation by award-winning comedian, actor and composer Vikki Stone who returns to write her debut pantomime for the Lyric following critically acclaimed appearances as Abanazar in Aladdin in 2016 and Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk in 2017.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Manchester's Contact theatre return to their iconic Oxford Road venue with a vibrant reopening programme to support the next generation of audiences, artists and young people.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021
Written by Tony Nicholls and directed by Bryce Manning at the Wembley Community Centre, the story follows Dick after he gets kicked out of home and decides to head to London.  On his way, he encounters a smart talking cat and meets and instantly falls in love with Alice Fitzwarren.  Dick wants to marry Alice – but so does the nasty Squire Crow – and he faces numerous challenges in his pursuit of Alice.  After saving a fairy from King Rat, Dick is also rewarded and becomes Mayor of London. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021
Original queens of SIX Christina Modestou and Renée Lamb will take to the stage this autumn in the world premiere of the brand new kickass-pirational pop musical, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. Get a first listen to 'Deeds Not Words', the first number from new musical Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World below!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021
Mercury Theatre today announces full cast for Aladdin, written by Andrew Pollard with direction from the Theatre's Creative Director Ryan McBryde; the team behind the Great British Pantomime award-winning Cinderella.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021
Marking the first full-length production that Artistic Director Joe Murphy has directed since his appointment in 2019, Sherman Theatre presents a festive treat written by one of Wales's best loved playwrights, Gary Owen (Iphigenia in Splott, Killology). Set in Victorian Cardiff, Owen's adaptation sees a female Scrooge visited by three spirits, with Hannah McPake taking the title role alongside a cast of actor-musicians.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2021
Headlining this year are Britain's Got Talent winners and Street Dance sensations Ashley Banjo & Diversity who will star as 'Jack and his siblings'. Joining them is comedian and magician Pete Firman as Jack's brother 'Simon', Laura Evans as 'Princess Jill', Daniel Boys as 'Fleshcreep', Jack Land Noble as 'Dame Trot' and more.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
Dan Clarkson and Gary Trainor (who played Dewey Finn in 'School of Rock the Musical' in the West End original cast and US tour) are joined by Kevin Yates and Liam Jeavons (as alternate performers) with Charlotte Payne as The Fairy and assistant stage manager and Joseph Peters as Mr Nut and assistant stage manager.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
2020 was the year that wasn't for pantomimes.  Hundreds of live shows up and down the land were cancelled because of the COVID pandemic, and many were only performed to online audiences.  This Christmas, panto is back with a vengeance!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021
The North West's favourite traditional pantomime is back for 2021 as Aladdin flies onto the Oldham Coliseum stage for a magic carpet ride packed with hit songs, slapstick, silliness and a generous helping of IT'S BEHIND YOU!
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
The transaction represents a further expansion of Crossroads Live, following their acquisitions of London based David Ian Productions in 2019 and leading Australian producer, The Gordon Frost Organisation in 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
Continuing its partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre, the production forms part of the theatre’s upcoming Recovery Season, and opens on 2 September, with previews from 28 August and running until 2 October. 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021
Hampstead Theatre has announced further live productions for 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2021
After Dick Whittington's quest was cut short in December disappointing thousands of ticket holders, the Kings Theatre has announced that Dick can complete his journey by returning in the summer to finish what he started.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
The Kings Theatre, Portsmouth has announced that Sarah Smith - one half of X Factor finalists Same Difference is joining the cast of Dick Whittington as Fairy Bowbells, teaming up with her brother Sean on stage for the first time in 7 years.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opens on Saturday 4 December 2021 at Bristol Hippodrome and tickets are on sale now.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
Tickets for Jack and the Beanstalk are available now! Learn more and purchase tickets here.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
JMK Award Winner Diane Page directs Scarlett Brookes (Frieda), Richard Sutton (Detective Sergeant du Preez) and Shaq Taylor (Errol).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021
Lessons for Diving by Silas Parry, directed by Matt Steinberg will be workshopped 19-24 July, with showcase on 24 July and performed by Sebastián Capitán Viveros, Patrick McNamee and Dan Wolff. This will be followed by Kristian Phillips' Drift, directed by Matt Steinberg and performed by Tom Rhys Harries, workshopped 26 – 28 July with the showcase on 28 July; and finally, Boomerang by Jack Stanley will be developed 29 – 31 July, with the showcase on 31 July, directed by Jude Christian. Showcases will be at the Jerwood Space.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
For the first time, Olivier-Award winner Clive Rowe and Hackney panto veteran Tony Whittle will co-direct and star in Hackney Empire’s 2021 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk which will run from 20 November to 2 January 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Full principal casting includes the legendary Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoe Curlett as Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom, Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot, Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom and Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Meet the cast of HAMILTON in the West End for the return performances which begin on 19 August 2021 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
It’s 1978. Bunters club is hosting its Friday Talent Night – the acts on the bill hope that it’s a stepping stone to New Faces or Opportunity Knocks. 24-year-old Julie dreams of stardom, escape from her dead-end job and the chance to leave the drudgery of living at home with her mother.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021
Having recently announced details of the release of their second album, Welcome Break, out on Heavenly Recordings on October 8th, 2021, Amsterdam's Pip Blom have today shared the latest track 'It Should Have Been Fun' and announced a run of UK headline dates in February 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2021
Play to the Crowd, the charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, has released an ‘On Demand’ recording of its recent Christmas show Four Dames in Search of a Panto. It was recorded on Christmas Eve - the last show on before coronavirus restrictions cut short the production run.
by Maria Nockin - Jan 3, 2021
Both Los Angeles and San Francisco Opera companies are closed right now, but there is still a wealth material to see and hear on each of their websites. LA has recitals and Coffee with Conlon. SFO has links to Eun Sun Kim’s conducting dates at La Scala.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
Angels in America, filmed during its 2017 run at the National Theatre, is now streaming as a part of National Theatre at Home! Angels in America is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, and stars Academy Award and Tony Award nominee Andrew Garfield and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021
In this ‘special circumstances’ year, the Offies 2021 Awards Ceremony celebrated the creativity and resilience of our artists in fringe, alternative and independent theatre in a time of crisis who have found new ways to produce fresh and inventive work for thousands of stay-at-home audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2020
Cambridge Arts Theatre will return, after an eight-month closure, with a brand-new, feel-good, warm-hearted and COVID-safe panto themed adventure set to sprinkle the city with Christmas magic.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 26, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 26-27, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 25, 2020
Today (December 25) in live streaming: Broadway unites to save the West Bank Cafe, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 24, 2020
Today (December 24) in live streaming: The Callaways on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 23, 2020
Today (December 23) in live streaming: Kerry Butler visits Backstage Live, All the Girls on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2020
'Potted Panto' has announced an Easter West End season at the Garrick theatre from 1 - 18 April, 2021 harking back to the pantomime tradition of running all the way from Christmas to Easter - although they didn't have a pandemic-enforced closure in the middle back then!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 11, 2020
Creative Youth has announced the latest recruits in their Young Creatives panel, a platform for emerging young creatives to help take the charity forward in an exciting and crucial time in its development and growth.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021
Anyone looking forward to getting back in to theatres should look no further than Theatre Royal Winchester, which has an exciting season ahead this autumn. From the end of the month through to December the theatre has a varied programme of music, drama, family shows, comedy, and more, with these as a few highlights…
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2021
Donny Osmond will join celebrated pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Jac Yarrow and Sophie Isaacs in Pantoland at The Palladium
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2021
Self-produced, mixed by Caesar Edmunds (PJ Harvey, St Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age) and recorded at Ramsgate’s Big Jelly Studios Welcome Break follows their much-loved debut, Boat, which was released in 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021
Duncan is well-known as a member of pop group Blue. The band formed in 2001 and have had 40 number one singles worldwide, three number one UK albums and sales of over 16 million records. They took a break in 2005, before reforming to represent the UK at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.  
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Sheffield Theatres today announces their new production of Talent, written by Victoria Wood, at the Crucible Theatre from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 24 July 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
The world premiere of a brand new kickass-pirational pop musical will burst into life at the Mayflower Mast Studio this Autumn as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their stories.