DICK WHITTINGTONFollowing the success of Cinderella last year, pantomime returns to the London Palladium again this year with Dick Whittington for a limited run from 9th December 2017 until 7th January 2018. It is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer.

Dick Whittington is the classic story of a young orphan who comes to London to seek his fortune, as he has heard that the city’s streets are paved with gold.

All he has in the world is his faithful best friend, a cat named Tommy and so, together they travel to the city. Dick and Tommy are soon disappointed when they find that, far from being paved with gold, London is a dark, busy and lonely place. Finally, Dick manages to find a place to stay, with a wealthy merchant named Fitzwarren and his daughter Alice. Dick and Alice quickly fall in love, but the story’s villain, King Rat rules the underworld of London conspires to come between them. and sets a trap for Dick.

Casting news so far is that Julian Clary will return to the Palladium after last year's production of Cinderella, playing Spirit of the Bells alongside Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel. Ventriloquist Zerdin appeared as Buttons in Cinderella, and Havers played Lord Chamberlain. They will be joined by Charlie Stemp as Dick Whittington, Elaine Paige as Queen Rat, Gary Wilmot as Dame Sarah the Cook , Emma Williams as Alice Fitzwarren (Dick’s love interest) with Lukus Alexander as Eileen the cat and dance troupe Diversity with Ashley Banjo as the Sultan and his entourage.

Michael Harrison will be directing with choreography by Karen Bruce, music by Gary Hind, lighting by Ben Cracknell set by Ian Westbrook

Book your seats for Dick Whittington which is booking from 9th December 2017 to 7th January 2018  

show timesEvery day with variable matinee and evening times. Running time TBA



London Palladium
Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

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Tube : Oxford Circus
Train:   Charing Cross
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 23, 25, 53, 73
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Infra-red system with headsets. Induction loop at Box Office. Headsets available in foyer.
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Please contact the Theatre Manager on arrival. Access is via the Box Office (ramp) at the front of the theatre in Argyll Street and then by wheelchair lift down to the Stalls bar. Alternative entrance off Ramillies Place, at the back of the theatre. Four spaces for wheelchair users at L46, O48, Q48 and S49. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats.
Adapted toilet on the right inside entrance in Ramillies Place.  Access also from the stalls bar.