Dick Whittington at MK Theatre
Pack up your knapsacks and join us at Milton Keynes Theatre for Dick Whittington from Thursday December 8th to Sunday January 15th!
In the tale of Dick Whittington this year, Samantha Womack, Eastenders’ feisty Ronnie Mitchell, will be swarming the streets of London with her rodent friends as the evil Queen Rat, whilst Loose Women panellist, X Factor finalist and winner of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Stacey Solomon will be picking up her magic wand this Christmas as Fairy Bowbells, and it's a welcome back to Milton Keynes's favourite panto star, Kev Orkian*.
Stacey told us; ‘I’m so excited to be making my panto debut. I’m a mum of two young children and I know how much they enjoy watching panto so I can’t wait to be part of something that can help make some really special memories! And I’ve got to admit that I’m looking forward to being a fairy too. I can’t wait to get my wand!’
And Samantha told us; ‘I love panto and being the baddie means I get the best and biggest response from the audience…all the boos of course! I live in Bedfordshire and MK is my local theatre so I’m really looking forward to seeing you all there, young and old to join Dick on his big adventure!’
Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune. Dick and his trusty cat Tommy arrive in London seeking their fortune, but find the streets aren’t really paved with gold. After meeting Alice Fitzwarren and taking a job things are looking up. The evil Queen Rat may have other ideas, but the glittering Fairy Bowbells will be on hand to sprinkle some panto magic and make sure all is well in pantoland…. Will Dick Whittington find his fortune? Do paws beat claws? Will good conquer evil or will Queen Rat succeed in stopping the course of true love? There’s only one way to find out!
*Kev Orkian will not be performing on Fri 9 Dec 7pm, Sat 10 Dec 7pm, Tue 13 Dec 1pm & Thu 15 Dec 1pm.
Tuesday 3rd January, 1pm - Relaxed Performance - Adapted for those who would benefit from a more relaxed setting when attending the theatre, including people on the autism spectrum, people who make involuntary noises, people with learning disabilities, or just anyone who prefers a less formal environment when coming to see a show. For more info, contact email@example.com or call 01908 547500.
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