Dick Whittington is a paean to Bracknell’s talent
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.