Emma O'Neill

Theatre Royal announces Dick Whittington as 2015 panto

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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.

Newcastle Theatre Royal has had a huge demand for this years panto, so have made the decision to make next year’s show tickets available to the public from next week.

Priority booking for Dick Whittington starts on Tuesday November 18 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 November 25.

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, is proud of the theatres history of pantomimes. “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 appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 24 November 2015 – Sunday 17 January 2016.