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Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington Tickets

Dick Whittington Tickets

5 Dec 2021 - 9 Jan 2022

TuckShop are BACK in the West End for another hilarious all-drag panto this Christmas.

Join our hero Dick Whittington (Cheryl Hole) on his thrilling quest to find adventure fame and fortune in the glittering streets of Soho, with his feisty and funny pussy cast (Holly Stars). Will he be able to defeat villainous rodent Queen Rat (Choriza May), with the help of the Spirit of Soho (Kitty Scott Claus), save the city and win the hand of his love, the beautiful Alice (Tia Kofi)?

Get ready to follow your dreams as this classic tale is re-imagined in TuckShop’s own way. Unlike any other pantomime you’ll see, written by Gareth Joyner, you’ll be gagging on Dick and his friends as they bring the spirit of Soho to the West End.

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Opening date

December 5th, 2021

Closing date

January 9th, 2022


Phoenix Theatre


Recommended 14+

Our review

Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings in Dick Whittington at the National Theatre (Photo by The Other Richard)

The National Theatre regularly trawls the world repertoire but has only infrequently dipped a raucous toe into arguably this country's best-loved theatrical institution, the Christmas pantomime, or panto. I dimly recall a Cinderella at this address in 1983, when I had only just moved to the UK, and Christmas 2020 saw only the first panto since then - a busy, bustling, openhearted version of Dick Whittington that closed before opening night (so what else is new in these Covid-ridden days) but...

Latest Dick Whittington News & Features

Photo credit: Kitty Scott Claus, Cheryl Hole and Choriza May (Photos courtesy of ANR PR)

After Cinderella at Trafalgar Studios in 2019 and Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre earlier this year, TuckShop are back with a new drag pantomime this Christmas. Dick Whittington will run at the Phoenix Theatre on selected dates from 5 December - 9 January.The cast will include Cheryl Hole as Dick Whittington, who starred in the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Two queens from Drag Race UK series 3 will star; Kitty Scott Claus as The Spirit of Soho and Choriza May as Queen Rat.Holly Stars...

Photo credit: Dick Whittington cast in rehearsals (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

Following the National Theatre reopening earlier this year with Death of England: Delroy, the theatre's Christmas offering begins performances tonight. The National Theatre will be home to Dick Whittington this season, with performances in the Olivier Theatre from 11 December to 23 Jan. 2021.The well-known pantomime tale is adapted by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd, which was first staged at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018. The adaptation sees Dick Whittington travel to London to seek his fortune,...

Photo credit: Dick Whittington artwork (Photo courtesy of National Theatre)

UPDATE: In a tweet from the National Theatre on 6 January, all remaining in-person performances of Dick Whittington have been cancelled. The production will still be available on National Theatre at Home from 11 January.Ahead of Dick Whittington opening at the National Theatre this week, it's been announced that the show will be streamed. A performance will be filmed, and made available to watch on The Show Must Go On YouTube channel as well as the theatre's own streaming service in 2021.Dick...

Photo credit: Dick Whittington artwork (Photo by National Theatre)

UPDATE: In a tweet on 4 November, full casting was confirmed. The cast includes Melanie La Barrie, Laura Checkley, Beth Hinton-Lever, Travis Kerry, Jaye Marshall, Ken Nguyen, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Christopher Tendai. Following news that the National Theatre will stage in-the-round performances of Dick Whittington, casting has been announced. The production will be performed at the Olivier Theatre for a Christmas season from 11 December to 23 Jan. 2021.Initial casting includes Cleve...

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