- Approximate running time 2 hrs 40 minutes, including interval
- £10 – £26.50
- Wheelchair Access
- Audio Described with Touch Tour
- Relaxed Performance
"Utter escapist joy"
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!
- Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK
Box Office: 01206 573948
The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!Find Out More
"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."
"Traditional panto is gorgeously designed and assuredly delivered"
"Great family entertainment with fun for both the adults and the children"
"Fun and fresh"
"Dick Whittington at the Mercury Theatre is full of fun, laughter and merriment and should definitely be on your list this Christmas."