Dick Whit­ting­ton is a paean to Brack­nell’s tal­ent

The Wokingham Paper - - LEISURE -

THE AD­VEN­TURES of a man who wants to go to Lon­don to find fame and for­tune, but in­stead finds rats and cats and fancy hats is com­ing to Brack­nell this Christ­mas.

The ever-pop­u­lar pan­tomime Dick Whit­ting­ton And His Cat will be per­formed from Fri­day, Novem­ber 30 all the way through to Satur­day, Jan­uary 5 next year at South Hill Park.

The show has been writ­ten by Joyce Branagh, who knows the arts cen­tre very well.

She said she was thrilled to cre­ate the new script.

“It feels like I’m writ­ing for ‘home’ and my friends and fam­ily can come and see it’,” she said.

And there are some re­turn­ing faces for this year’s show: Adam Stafford, the di­rec­tor of Beauty and the beast and Cin­derella, is back in charge again, while the cast in­cludes Brad Clap­son, Faye Ellen and Matthew Hous­ton.

And join­ing the team, in his pan­tomime de­but, is Brack­nell boy, Michael

Ayi­o­tis (King Julien in Mada­gas­car 2018,

Char­lie in Pri­vate

Peace­ful). He will be per­form­ing as Dick Whit­ting­ton him­self, in a pro­duc­tion that South Hill Park say will sur­prise, cap­ti­vate and in­spire fam­i­lies of all ages.

Will the streets be paved with gold? Will he de­feat the das­tardly King Rat? Will he win the hand of lovely Alice? Find out in this sparkling pro­duc­tion filled with mu­sic and may­hem! Tick­ets are on sale now. For more de­tails, log on to south­hill­park.org.uk or call the box of­fice on 01344 484123.

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