Saturday, 15 November 2014

Preview: Dick Whittington at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Purr-fect Panto Returns in 2015!

Newcastle Theatre Royal has announced next year’s panto, before this year’s has even started! Theatre favourites Danny Adams, Clive Webb, and Chris Hayward will be returning in November 2015 for the magical pantomime adventure Dick Whittington.

Due to the huge demand for tickets at what has fast become the North East’s favourite pantomime venue, Newcastle Theatre Royal will open for bookings for the 2015 panto next week.

Priority booking for Dick Whittington starts on Tuesday 18 November 2014 for Friends of the Theatre Royal, on Thursday 20 November tickets are on sale for Advantage members, groups and schools, before public and online booking opens on Tuesday 25 November.

Dick Whittington sees theatre favourites Danny Adams (Dick Whittington) and Clive Webb (Councillor Fitzfenwick) top the bill alongside Chris Hayward (Dame Rita Fitzfenwick) for yet another spectacular show, filled with side-splitting jokes, glittering costumes, dazzling dance numbers – and of course an adorable panto cat!
Newcastle Theatre Royal panto-goers have come to expect a truly spectacular performance and Dick Whittington will be no exception, with a host of amazing visual and special effects, combined with some of the most colourful and elaborate sets and costumes seen in panto anywhere in the UK

Philip Bernays, Chief Executive of Newcastle Theatre Royal, said: “We are rightly proud of our pantomimes, increasingly seen as the best in the country!  We are lucky to have so much North-East talent available to us, not just in our cast, but in the shape of our truly talented panto producer, Michael Harrison. Born and bred in Newcastle and now with a growing profile as one of the West End’s leading producers, we are proud and delighted that Michael remains a close friend of the Theatre Royal, creating outstanding pantomimes for us year after year.”

Dick Whittington is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, which will stage 24 productions throughout the UK this Christmas. With ticket prices to suit all pockets, you won’t have to head to London to seek your fortune, to enjoy spectacular pantomime at Newcastle Theatre Royal this Christmas!

Dick Whittington appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 24 November 2015Sunday 17 January 2016. Tickets are available from £11.00, A booking fee of 95p - £1.95 will apply to most tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 or select your own seat and book online at from Tues 25 Nov, 2014.

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