Dick Whittington Tickets and Hotel

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Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith
King Street, Lyric Square
W6 0QL

Hammersmith is served by the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith & City Underground lines. The Theatre is a 2 minute walk from the station, exit the station and walk towards the Kings Street Mall, the entrance to the Theatre is opposite the fountains on Lyric Square. The Lyric is outside the congestion zone and there is a large inexpensive car park nearby on Glenthorne Road and plenty of free on street parking after 6.30pm. The theatre is also a 2 minute walk from the Bus Station.

Hammersmith station is 1 minute walk (144 metres)



Show notes

Booking from: 27 Nov 2018

Booking until: 06 Jan 2019

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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

Dick Whittington audience reviews

Exceptional, 100%Score from 5 reviews

"Amazing !."7/1/2018

"Loved the show, it was amazing. We saw it twice it was that good, the cast were brilliant in it; laughed all the time and always a good evening always got something extra to see with the extra lines they put in. Especially Julian clary he is brilliant, he sets them all off; loved every bit of it."


"Brilliant seats 9786;65039; as a wheelchair user the young man that helped Us go through the crowds of People who didn`t want to move ! Was really 100% very helpful Wish I had taken his name ! The whole trip was excellent thank you 9786;65039;"




"The show was so funny particularly because of Julian clary and Nigel Havers . Their humour is just brilliant but not the right panto if you have young children ."

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Dick Whittington

Lyric Hammersmith
King Street, Lyric Square
W6 0QL

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