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CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – “Dick Whittington” – Panto 2023

Headgate Theatre Production’s 2023 Pantomime – Dick Whittington by Ben Crocker – has now been cast. Everyone involved is keenly awaiting the start of rehearsals in September!

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshops and auditions. After the difficult job of deciding between the many brilliant and talented people who took part, Director Charlie Davison and Assistant Director Maddy Smith have appointed the following cast.

Dick Whittington – Lisa Wakely
Tommy the Cat – Betsy Turner
Alice Fitzwarren – Isabel Marsh
Alderman Fitzwarren – John Roberts
Sarah the Cook – Kevin Topple
Queen Rat – Judith Wheeler
Fairy Bowbells – Sasha Halls
Idle Jack – Amelie Kingston
The Queen of the Costa – Emily Cook

Chorus of Londoners, Sailors, Rats, Guards
Lola Turner
Maddison O’Grady
Rebecca Salmon
Georgia Brindley
Hannah Liddamore
Daniel Serheunik
Niamh Miller
Jonathan Tann

Unlike the usual ‘medieval’ setting of the Dick Whittington tale, this new version by acclaimed panto writer Ben Crocker is to be set in ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960’s, with music to match – chosen and performed by MD Franky Garland. There will be nine performances between 30th November and 9th December, including three matinées.

Booking opens on the 1st August

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