Date(s) - 23/11/2023 - 20/01/2024
New Wolsey Theatre
New Wolsey Theatre – Dick Whittington and his Cat
Written by Vikki Stone and Directed by Douglas Rintoul
23 November 2023 – 20 January 2024
New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS
Various performance times.
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This brilliant and funny adaptation of the classic family-favourite show sees the story’s brave hero, Dick Whittington, on his journey from Ipswich to London to seek his fame and fortune. Can he outwit the evil King Rat, free the city from his team of revolting rodents and win the hand of the one he loves? This festive show is packed full of smash-hit live rock and pop music, a couple of very familiar faces, crazy characters, hilarious happenings and awesome adventure, with the purr-fect amount of feline flavour thrown in for good measure.
Douglas Rintoul said: “I’m really excited to be directing the New Wolsey Rock’n’Roll panto for the first time. It is the most important show of the year that brings so many members of our community into the theatre.”
Vikki Stone made history as the first on-screen female musical director of a prime-time entertainment show in the UK when she was musical director, pianist and band leader of the ITV Saturday-night prime-time show Romeo and Duet. Her writing credits include the Olivier Award-winning Hey Duggee Live which recently finished a major UK tour, and multiple pantomimes for London’s Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
Audio described, British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted, captioned, relaxed/dementia-friendly and livestreamed performance options are available during the run, as well as pre-show touch tours. New Wolsey Theatre’s 2021 Rock‘n’Roll panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, won the 2022 Pantomime Award for Best Digital Pantomime for their livestreamed performances. Details wolseytheatre.co.uk