A MAGICAL PANTO ADVENTURE!
Mercury panto stars Dale Superville, Antony Stuart-Hicks and Ignatius Anthony, (Wishee Washee, Widow Twanky and Abanazar in last year’s Aladdin) are back to tell the rags-to-riches tale of Dick Whittington – the Essex boy who heads to London to find out if the streets are paved with gold.
When Dick arrives in the big city and meets Alice, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, he thinks all his dreams have come true – that is until the evil Ratty King decides that the boy is in the way of his plan to seize power and sniffs out a plot to get him thrown out of town!
In a story that takes Dick and his trusty cat away from London, across the ocean to Morocco, and back again to save the day, this year’s Mercury panto promises high drama on the high seas, plus masses of slapstick comedy and spectacular effects. A treat for all the family!
Sneak a peek into the rehearsal room!
The Gazette’s Arts Editor, Neil D’Arcy-Jones, joined our Junior Chorus in rehearsals as they prepared for panto. See how he got on in the film below. It’s a Len Goodman style “SEVEN” from us!
SIGN THE BIRTHDAY / SHOUT OUT BOOK
Will someone in your party have their birthday on the day they’re attending the show? Would you like a chance of a shout out from the stage?
Relaxed Performances supported by Colchester Catalyst
Look back on the laughs from 2014 & 2015!
DINNER & A SHOW OFFER
Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.
No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.
This show has been paired with our Panto Time menu. Click here to take a look!
Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.
Sarah the Cook
Fairy Bow Bells / Captain Barnacle
Male Ensemble / Understudy
Female Ensemble / Understudy
Hits all the right notes for a super seasonal show
The Colchester Mercury has a well deserved reputation for staging some of the most lavish traditional pantomimes in East Anglia.
East Anglian Daily Times
Traditional panto is gorgeously designed and assuredly delivered
Great family entertainment with fun for both the adults and the children
Fun and fresh
The Reviews Hub
Dick Whittington at the Mercury Theatre is full of fun
laughter and merriment and should definitely be on your list this Christmas.
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