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Dick Whittington

Olivier Theatre, National, London
Dick Whittington
Olivier Theatre, National, London

First performed at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018, Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's adaptation of Dick Whittington will be staged at the Olivier Theatre

Speaking about Dick Whittington, Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd said: "In 2018 we set out to celebrate the heart of the Dick Whittington story - that London has always been, and will always be, enriched by the brilliant brains and invigorating spirit of those who come from all over the world and call it home. That's a story we want to tell now more than ever, and in quintessentially British fashion: with irreverent jokes, talking animals, awesome songs, and wholesale destructive silliness.”

Ned Bennett continued: “We are inordinately excited to be talking about a show, never mind having the privilege of being able to stage one right now. We are facing such challenging times, as artists and as an industry, so we feel so lucky to have the NT able to provide this opportunity. We cannot wait to bring audiences (safely) into the Olivier and allow them to remember the joy of theatre for a night."

Previews from |
11th December 2020
Opening date |
11th December 2020
Closes |
23rd January 2021
Categories |
As a general guideline an age of 5+ is recommended. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted. Children must be able to sit unaided, in their own seat, and be attentive to the performance as to not distract other members of the audience. Admittance to the auditorium is at the discretion of the theatre management. 
By:
Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd
Director:
Ned Bennett
Lighting:
Jessica Hung Han Yun
Design:
Georgia Lowe
Costume:
Georgia Lowe
Cast list:
Dickie Beau, Amy Booth-Steel, Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings​, Georgina Onuorah, Cleve September, Melanie La Barrie, Laura Checkley, Beth Hinton-Lever, Travis Kerry, Jaye Marshall, Ken Nguyen, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Christopher Tendai.

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Address:
Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

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