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Dick Whittington

26 Nov - 8 Jan 2017
  • Approximate running time 2 hrs 40 minutes, including interval
  • £10 – £26.50
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
  • Relaxed Performance
"Utter escapist joy"
— The Gazette

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?

CLICK HERE to sign the birthday / shout out book!

Relaxed Performances supported by Colchester Catalyst

Fantastic for Families

Look back on the laughs from 2014 & 2015!

71950
Mercury Main Theatre
  • 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!

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Cast
Antony Stuart-Hicks
Antony Stuart-Hicks
Sarah the Cook
Dale Superville
Dale Superville
Idle Jack
Glenn Adamson
Glenn Adamson
Dick Whittington
Gracie Lai
Gracie Lai
Cat
Ignatius Anthony
Ignatius Anthony
Ratty King
Barbara Hockaday
Barbara Hockaday
Fairy Bow Bells / Captain Barnacle
Richard Earl
Richard Earl
Alderman Fitzwarren
Grace Eccle
Grace Eccle
Alice Fitzwarren
Shane McDaid
Shane McDaid
Male Ensemble / Understudy
Millie Binks
Millie Binks
Female Ensemble / Understudy
Creatives
Daniel Buckroyd
Daniel Buckroyd
Director & Writer
Mark Dymock
Mark Dymock
Lighting Designer
Richard Reeday
Richard Reeday
Musical Director
David Shields
David Shields
Designer
Chris Bogg
Chris Bogg
Sound Designer
Fine Time Fontayne
Fine Time Fontayne
Writer
Charlie Morgan
Charlie Morgan
Choreographer
Craig Hamblyn
Craig Hamblyn
Fight Director
Emily Louise Palmer
Emily Louise Palmer
Deputy Stage Manager
Steve Fawbert
Steve Fawbert
Musician
Adam Rustidge
Adam Rustidge
Musician
"Hits all the right notes for a super seasonal show"
— Colchester Gazette
"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"
— The Stage
"Great family entertainment with fun for both the adults and the children"
— Theatre Life
"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."
— Ipswich 24
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