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Panto: Dick Whittington

Wimbledon

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Join Dick and his feline friend Tommy on his fun-filled quest for fame and fortune. Will the streets really be paved with gold? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice – and will he defeat the dastardly King Rat? There's only one way to find out – join us for some festive fun at this year's fantastic family pantomime, Dick Whittington.

The best dame in the business, Matthew Kelly returns to the New Wimbledon Theatre as Sarah the Cook along with a star cast to be announced, don't miss out – book early to secure the best seats at a great price!

‘If it weren't for the tennis, Wimbledon would be known globally as the London home of panto' Mail on Sunday

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  • LocalEditorMerton

    16-Dec-2016 Report

    Bold, brash and just a bit bawdy that's the way we like our pantos (oh yes it is!) - New Wimbledon Theatre's Christmas 2016 production, 'Dick Whittington', ticks all the boxes and bedazzles in this the most British of pantomime stories.

    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without the annual trip to see a New Wimbledon Theatre Pantomime. We've been going for so long that we must have worked our way through the repertoire of shows several times over. This year's Dick Whittington is no exception in providing the first class light entertainment for families that we've come to expect of NWT and enjoy locally at this festive time of the year.

    No American superstars to shine in this year's show yet in many ways it made for a more seamlessly slick and spectactular show for having a lower key but more professional cast entirely au fait with slapstick, working the 'room', reading the audience and wholeheartedly embracing the not so subtle nuances of panto. Arlene Phillips (Fairy Bowbelle) brought Strictly glamour to her role and the show, Tim Vine (as Idle Jack) worked the stage as compere and one-man turbo-charged joke machine and Matthew Kelly channelled his inner 'dame' as Sarah the Cook, camping it up larger than life and hoiky of bosom.

    From Fairy Bowbelle's sparkle and sprinkles of fairy dust, to the glitz and glamour of the penultimate Sultan of Morocco's palace scene, this is a show that glitters and glistens with nuggets of gold(en) oldie and contemporary songs, jewels of costumes, cast members, dance routines and choreography and pearls of wit and wisdom. It is a treasure chest of comedy musical family theatre particularly befitting a panto about a young man seeking his fortune.

    A riotous, riproaring, rollicking, roller-coaster of a show, this 'Dick Whittington' is guaranteed to brighten up a December/January day/evening and bring you lots of belly laughs and a feel-good factor along the way.

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