A visit to see the pantomime at the People’s Theatre signals the start of my festive celebrations, and I am not alone. Over the past year's The People's Theatre productions have built a reputation for being one of the best shows in the region. Last years production of Cinderella played to sell-out crowds and this year's Dick Whittington is showing all the signs of doing the same.
The story follows Dick as he arrives in London, hoping to find fame, fortune and the streets paved with gold. The last thing he expects is to end up on a toe-tapping, bell-ringing, swashbuckling adventure that takes him from Heatonia to the shores of Morocco!
The show got off to lively start with a slick, smart and big-hearted performance from Evelyn Ryan who played the central character, Dick Whittington.Steve Robertson was magnificent as Sarah the Cook. His over the top and tongue in cheek manner was everything a pantomime dame should be and more. Roger Liddle's performance as Captain Flotsam was wonderful. His impeccable comic timing was a joy to behold.
The show delivered in every respect, from the well-choreographed dance routines, carefully thought out costumes and sets, to the lighting, music and the hard work put in by all the cast.
The Peoples Theatre production of Dick Whittington is a joyous interpretation of a beloved pantomime classic. It was packed full of comic routines, slapstick, lively dance routines and memorable moments. Perfect for people of all ages to enjoy. A purr-fect performance from beginning to end.
Book your tickets now.
Dick Whittington by Philip Meeks
7th - 15th December
Tickets can be purchased online at www.peoplestheater.co.uk
or at the box office by calling 0191 265 5020