Dick Whittington and his Trusted Cat (Cheshire)
Venue: Grange Theatre
True to form, there are all the usual suspects present, a fairy (Naomi Cooper-Davis), dame (Anthony Wren) and great comic support from Gareth James as Idle Jack, John Garfield-Roberts as Captain Fitzwarren and of course, local children provided by the Joan Pierpoint school of dance and drama. No panto would be complete with the ‘baddie’ in this case Rowetta of X Factor and Happy Mondays fame as the Rat Queen.
Packed with songs and classic one liners and actively encouraging much participation from the audience; Dick Whittington brings to life the panto tradition in great style and provides festive fun for young and old alike.
- Ruth Lovett