Promo: Dick Whittington panto coming to Royal & Derngate Northampton

The pantomime paved with gold… Dick Whittington comes to Royal & Derngate this Christmas

Royal & Derngate’s spectacular family pantomime Dick Whittington takes to the Derngate stage this Christmas from Thursday 9 December to Sunday 2 January.

Dick Whittington is the purrrfect pantomime adventure that follows our hero to seek his fame, fortune and happiness in London Town. With help from the magical Fairy Bowbells and his trusty feline friend, what could possibly go wrong?

Soap star (and Albert Square resident bad boy) Ricky Champ will be leading the cast as the dastardly King Rat, while children’s favourite Phil Gallagher (Cbeebies’ Mister Maker) takes the role of the lovable Billy. Dame Dolly will be played by top Pantomime Dame, the award-winning Bob Golding, and the magical Fairy Bowbells by stage and screen actress Deborah Tracey.

They are joined by Alex Lodge (Book of Mormon, West End) playing Dick Whittington, Anna Unwin as Alice Fitzwarren and Jessie Adams as Tommy the Cat.

This year’s show marks the start of an exciting new partnership with award-winning pantomime producer Evolution Productions, three-time winner of Pantomime of The Year in the Great British Pantomime Awards over the last four years. Written by Paul Hendy and directed by Emily Wood, Dick Whittington promises to be spectacular, top quality entertainment with lavish sets, and a hilarious script.

Jo Gordon, Chief Executive at Royal & Derngate added: “We’re really excited to be working alongside Evolution Productions on this year’s spectacular pantomime Dick Whittington! Christmas is a very special time of year and we understand the importance, this year more than ever, of spending time together with your family and loved ones. So we can’t wait to welcome audiences to what promises to be a fantastic and truly magical family adventure!”

Dick Whittington will run from Thursday 9 December 2021 to Sunday 2 January 2022. For more information and to book tickets, go to or call Box Office on 01604 624811.

* A charge of £3.50 applies for all transactions of £20 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Members or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

SCHEDULE                  MATINEE         EVENING

Thu 9 December                                   7pm

Fri 10 December           1pm                  7pm

Sat 11 December          2.30pm             7pm

Sun 12 December         1pm                  5pm

Tue 14 December          1pm                  7pm

Wed 15 December        1pm                  7pm

Thu 16 December          1pm                  7pm

Sat 18 December          2.30pm             7pm

Sun 19 December         1pm                  5pm

Mon 20 December         2.30pm             7pm

Tue 21 December          2.30pm             7pm

Wed 22 December        1pm                  5pm

Thu 23 December          1pm                  5pm

Fri 24 December           1pm                  5pm

Sun 26 December         1pm                  5pm

Mon 27 December         1pm                  5pm

Tue 28 December          2.30pm             7pm

Wed 29 December        2.30pm             7pm

Thu 30 December          2.30pm             7pm

Fri 31 December           1pm                  5pm

Sun 2 January               1pm                  5pm


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