Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington


Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London.

Expect our much loved mix of original songs, cracking jokes and a (huge) sprinkling of magic in London’s must-see pantomime.

Early bookers get the best prices and the best seats, so book today!

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Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

Attending with children: Please note that the Upper Circle is the top level in our theatre, so we recommend that smaller children (under 5s) sit in the Stalls or Dress Circle. If you are bringing a child under 2, then you can pay £1 for a lap seat. Please call the box office (020 8534 0310) to book. 

School performances: Please note that weekday matinee performances during school term-time are often attended by school groups – call our friendly box office team on 020 8534 0310 for school ticket prices or if you’d like any help choosing your seats for these performances.

Booking Enquiries: Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to to prevent gaps in the auditorium. Please call our Box Office team on 020 8534 0310 if you need any help.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls backwards, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

For some shows the boxes might have a slightly restricted view, please do not hesitate to speak to our Box Office team before booking if you would like further information.

Dick Whittington is sponsored by Telford Homes Plc

Show Info

Price: from £10
Runtime: TBC (approximately 135 minutes including interval)
Age Guidance: Suitable for all ages
 For under 17s: Half Price Band A and B tickets or Band C tickets for £10
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

Access performances:
Relaxed performance - Thu 02 Jan, 2pm
BSL performance – Fri 03 Jan, 2pm (Jacqui Beckford)
Captioned performance – Fri 03 Jan, 7pm (Suzanne Walker)
Audio Described performance – Sat 04 Jan, 5pm (Alison Clarke and Ruth James)

Dates, Times & Tickets
  • Sat 23 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Mon 25 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Tue 26 Nov 10:00 AM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Wed 27 Nov 10:00 AM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Thu 28 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Fri 29 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Fri 29 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Sat 30 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Sat 30 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Mon 2 Dec 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Sat 23 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Mon 25 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Tue 26 Nov 10:00 AM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Wed 27 Nov 10:00 AM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Thu 28 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Fri 29 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Fri 29 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Sat 30 Nov 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Sat 30 Nov 7:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
  • Mon 2 Dec 2:00 PM £10.00 - £35.00
Cast and Creative

Book and Lyrics - David Watson
Music and Lyrics - Robert Hyman
Director - John Haidar

David Watson - Book and Lyrics
David Watson’s plays include Pieces of Vincent (Arcola/Paines Plough), Flight Path (Bush/Out of Joint) and Just a Bloke (Royal Court Young Writers Festival.) His adaptations include Ibsen’s Ghosts (Home, Manchester) and Phillip Pullman’s I Was a Rat (Birmingham Rep.) He has written extensively for community and prison companies, with work including Henrietta (Cardboard Citizens), and Housed (Old Vic Community Company), and wrote the book for musical The Realness (Big House/Hackney Downs Studios.) Short plays of David’s have been produced by venues including the Kiln, Paines Plough and the Lyric Hammersmith.

For television, he wrote for three series of L8R (Actorshop/BBC), developed with schoolchildren across Newham, for which he won three Children’s BAFTAs. He wrote the screenplay for short film The Hope Rooms (Rather Good Film/Bill Kenwright Productions). He lives in Walthamstow with his wife and son.

Robert Hyman - Music and Lyrics
Robert has worked extensively at Theatre Royal Stratford East for the last 20 years both as a Composer and Musical Director. That body of work includes music and lyrics for Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel (2018 Winner Great British Pantomime Awards for Musical Supervision), Cinderella (Olivier Award nominated), Pinocchio, AladdinRed Riding Hood and Dick Whittington (with Trish Cooke), as well as songs for The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, and scores for 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Make Some Noise. He was also Musical Director for the hit musicals Tommy (Ramps on the Moon), The Big Life (Including West End), Come Dancing and Takeaway (Theatre Royal Stratford East) as well as most Theatre Royal Stratford East pantomimes since 1998. Other projects include conducting a choir of 5000 at the O2, Musical Director for World Children’s Ensemble (Royal Albert Hall) and Reasons to be Cheerful (UK tour).


John Haidar - Director
As director, credits include: Richard III (Headlong), Mercury Fur, Saved (Guildhall), Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios and Irish Repertory Theatre, New York), Last of the Boys (Southwark Playhouse), The Little Match Girl (Birmingham REP and UK Tour), The New Electric Ballroom (RADA), The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West (CAM FM), Macbeth (Cambridge American Stage Tour), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Glass Menagerie (Corpus Playroom), Romeo and Juliet, The Alchemist (ADC Theatre). 

As associate or assistant director, credits include: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), I See You (Royal court), Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre), The Changeling, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare's Globe).

John trained at RADA. He has worked as associate or assistant director at the Royal Court, the National Theatre and in the West End with directors including Howard Davies, Michael Grandage, Jeremy Herrin and James Macdonald. He was selected for the National Theatre Directors' Course 2016. 

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