Dick Whittington Tickets and Hotel

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Tickets + hotel fr £53 / person

Tickets + hotel fr £53 £47 / person

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Booking from: 05 Jan 2022

Booking until: 09 Jan 2022


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The Show
Dick Whittington follows Dick as he sets out on a daring journey to seek his fortune on the streets of London. Along with his trusty cat, Dick is aided by The Spirit Of The Bells played by the wonderfully flamboyant Julian Clary. Dick must face many challenges and come face to face with his dastardly nemesis, play by Elaine Paige, Queen Rat. The star studded cast sees Ashley Banjo and Diversity as The Sultan and his advisors, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack, Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel and Gary Wilmot as this year's Dame, Sarah the Cook. This pantomime is not one to be missed.

History of Dick Whittington
The show was originally a folklore of the name Dick Whittington and His Cat which was about the real -life wealthy merchant Richard Whittington, he later went on to become Lord Mayor of London. The story followed how he, along with his cat, escaped his poverty-stricken life and found his fortune thanks to the rat catching abilities of his cat. The story was eventually adapted into a puppet play, written by Martin Powell in the 18th century, the play featured Punch (from Punch and Judy) and included a dance with a trained pig. The story was even turned into an opera, written by Samuel Davey and performed in Dublin in 1739, titled Whittington and his Cat. It has been quite a popular subject for pantomimes since the Victorian era and the first pantomime version on record was in 1814 and stared Joseph Grimaldi as the cook, Dame Cicely Suet. There have been many adaptions in pantomime form over the years including an 1877 version with comedian Arthur Williams and an 1872 version on Broadway featuring music by William H.Brinkworth. The story continues to be popular today and has been shown on ITV which also stared Julian Clary as Cat.

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Awards and what the Critics say
"Julian Clary is pantomime gold" The Stage
"A spectacular, joyously camp, no-expense spared, face-achingly sunny show" Radio Times
"A terrifically happy night at the theatre" The Times
"London's most gleefully excessive panto returns with a boom" Time Out

Theatre details

Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0JP

Directions:
5 min walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. Continue along Charing Cross Road for 300metres and theatre will be on the right.

Tube:
Tottenham Court Road station is 2 minute walk (216 metres)

Performances

MatineeEvening
Tuesday7pm
Sunday3pm7pm
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Dick Whittington

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0JP

Closest Tube

Tottenham Court Road station is 2 minute walk (216 metres)

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