The ultimate rags-to-riches story of Dick Whittington comes to The Bristol Hippodrome as the ultimate family pantomime this Christmas, led by soap-sensation and musical theatre star Shane Richie.
Our contributing writer Jen and her family went to see the show for press night last night and we can confirm it is hilarious, fun-filled and the perfect family night out this Christmas!
Dick Whittington will bring the set, costumes and staging previously seen in Qdos Entertainment’s acclaimed production at the London Palladium to The Bristol Hippodrome with a brand-new script. The much-loved story of Dick Whittington outwitting King Rat, winning Alice’s hand in marriage and becoming Lord Mayor of London will be brought to life with comedy, spectacle, live music and plenty of audience participation.
Having established himself as one of the nation’s favourite soap stars, Shane Richie has won numerous awards and millions of fans for his portrayal of Albert Square’s loveable landlord Alfie Moon in EastEnders. The King of the East End will hear the familiar peel of Bow Bells starring as our hero Dick, seeking his fame and fortune on the rat-infested streets of London this festive season.
Shane’s numerous television credits also include Oliver Twist, Skins, New Tricks, Minder and What We Did on Our Holidays. In addition to acting, Shane has also hosted a number of high-profile gameshows including the primetime lottery quiz Win Your Wish List and Decimate. He also starred in Redwater and Making Dad’s Army for the BBC and Benidorm for ITV1.
Shane will be joined by Cbeebies favourite Jennie Dale who will play Queen Rat. Jennie Dale is known for playing Captain Captain in Swashbuckle on Cbeebies. Jennie Dale has also been in The Tracey Ullman Show, Midsomer Murders, Victoria Wood’s Mid-life Christmas and What Larks. As well as playing Deb in the hilarious and hearting warming Elf and parts in Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, Mamma Mia!, Oliver!, Sister Act and Scrooge to name a few.
Dick Whittington plays from Saturday 7 December 2019 until Sunday 5 January 2020 replacing the previously advertised production of Robin Hood. All tickets previously purchased for Robin Hood remain valid for Dick Whittington.
For tickets and more information visit atgtickets.com/Bristol or call 0844 871 3012*.
Tickets from £13 – Price Promise applicable on all performances
*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your company’s access charge