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Dick Whittington

Playing until 23 Jan 2021

National Theatre

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime comes to the National Theatre for one year only.
Dick Whittington at the National Theatre

Image courtesy National Theatre

Show details


In a newly transformed Olivier theatre, Ned Bennett directs this wild new version of the classic tale which has been freshly updated for 2020 by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd.

This hilarious and heartfelt panto is packed with the cheekiest of jokes, the chattiest of animals, the awesomest of songs and the messiest of silliness.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 6+

Note: public booking opens on Wednesday 4 November, at noon.

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Postal address:
South Bank
London SE1 9PX

Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

Box office email: Send Mail

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Previews from:Friday 11 December 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 January 2021

Performance days & times


11, 12, 14 ‑ 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 December at 7pm

2, 5 ‑ 9, 12 ‑ 16, 19 ‑ 23 January at 7pm

23, 30, 31 December & 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 January at 1pm

Running time: To be confirmed



Previews 1 & 2: £20, £30, £38, £48, £68

Previews 3+: £20, £30, £40, £60, £80


Mon - Thu, and Sat matinees: £20, £36, £46, £66, £86

Fri- Sat eves: £20, £39, £49, £69, £89

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Access information

Relaxed performance on Saturday 9 January at 1pm

British Sign Language (BSL) performance on Saturday 16 January at 1pm

Audio‑described performance on Thursday 21 January at 1pm with pre‑show Touch Tour at 11am


Sarah - Dickie Beau

Queen Rat - Amy Booth-Steel

Mayor Pigeon / Captain P-Jim / PRMP - Laura Checkley

Understudy Dick Whittington - Khalid Daley

Ensemble - Beth Hinton-Lever

Dick Whittington - Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings

Ensemble - Travis Kerry

Bow Belles - Melanie La Barrie

Ensemble - Jaye Marshall

Understudy Bow Belles/Queen Rat - Jamie-Rose Monk

Ensemble - Ken Nguyen

Alice - Georgina Onuorah

Tom Cat - Cleve September

Ensemble - Tinovimbanashe Sibanda

Understudy Tom Cat/Alice Fitzwarren - Leah St Luce

Understudy Sarah Fitzwarren/Mayor Pigeon/Captain P-Jim/PRMP - Rhys Taylor

Swing - Christopher Tendai


Author: Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd
Director: Ned Bennett
Designer: Georgia Lowe
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Production: National Theatre


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