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Dick Whittington at Theatre Royal Plymouth

The star cast of Dick Whittington – Andy Ford (Idle Jack), Jonny Partridge (King Rat), Nigel Ellacott (Dame) PHOTO: Claire Tregaskis

John Partridge and Samantha Womack headline in the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s spectacular family pantomime, Dick Whittington, joining returning comedy legend Andy Ford in this year’s must-see show from Friday, 14 December – Saturday, 12 January, 2019.

John Partridge leads the cast as dastardly King Rat. John returns to Plymouth having led the UK touring cast of Chicago as Billy Flynn. Most recently, he toured the UK starring as Albin (who moonlights as star drag act Zaza) in a brand new production of La Cage Aux Folles.

Joining him as Fairy Bow Bells will be actress and singer Samantha Womack. Best-known for her role in EastEnders as the late Ronnie Mitchell, whose chilling on-screen departure was seen by over nine million television viewers, her stage work includes the role of Sandy in the West End revival of Grease at the Dominion Theatre, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls opposite Patrick Swayze, Nellie Forbush in the West End and UK tour of South Pacific and Morticia Addams in the critically-acclaimed UK tour of The Addams Family.

Following his appearance as Smee in last year’s pantomime Peter Pan, Andy Ford returns to star as Idle Jack. One of pantomime’s most successful comedians, the Devon-born funny man has appeared on stages across the UK entertaining thousands of theatregoers with his quick-wit, physical routines and sense of humour, winning rave-reviews and legions of fans wherever he performs.

Legendary panto dame Nigel Ellacott will complete the star line-up as Sarah The Cook. This year’s production of Dick Whittington marks Nigel’s 44th pantomime. In that time Nigel has worked all over the UK starring alongside the best of British pantomime stars, designing and creating his own costumes and entertaining thousands of theatregoers every Christmas. 

Plymouth panto-goers will join the handsome hero Dick Whittington (and his trusty cat) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor of London. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco, audiences should not miss the action-packed pantomime full of laughter, music and dance. 

With tickets already on sale, audiences shouldn’t leave it any longer to book their tickets for Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal Plymouth – it’s the pantomime paved with gold.

Tickets are priced from £10 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.