Dick Whittington

Don’t miss this year’s hilarious fun-filled, brand new family pantomime, Dick Whittington!

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?

This year’s show will star infamous TV baddie Ricky Champ (EastEnders) as the dastardly King Rat, children’s favourite Phil Gallagher (Cbeebies’ Mister Maker), panto dame legend and Northamptonian Bob Golding and stage and screen actress Deborah Tracey. It is written by the award-winning Paul Hendy and directed by Emily Wood from the hugely acclaimed pantomime production company, Evolution Productions.

With an action-packed story, spectacular sets and costumes, amazing special effects, and a joyfully funny script, Dick Whittington promises to be the pantomime paved with gold!



A BRILLIANT FEEL-GOOD SHOW!West Sussex County Times*

Socially Distanced Seating 
So that everyone can join in with the Panto excitement comfortably this year, audiences have the option to book dedicated socially distanced areas of our Derngate auditorium for a number of pre- and post-Christmas performances. To read more about these performances and how to book them click here.

Access Performances

We are presenting a Relaxed performance on Fri 31 December at 1pm. These are specially adapted and relaxed performances for customers with a wide range of disabilities and for those on the autistic spectrum. There may be some small changes to the show in terms of lighting and sound but the overall content will not change. There will also be a more relaxed atmosphere in the auditorium in order to reduce anxiety and ensure an enjoyable visit. A visual story and familiarisation meeting and a relaxation area will also be available.

 Click here to view a visual story of the show before your visit 


Audio Described – Wed 15 December 7pm 

Signed – Thu 16 December 7pm & Wed 29 December 2.30pm

Captioned – Mon 20 December 7pm


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*All reviews refer to Evolution Production’s Dick Whittington in 2019

Production photography by Pamela Raith

Dec 21
Jan 22
Venue: Derngate
Duration: 141 minutes including an interval
  • Audio Described
  • Captioned
  • Relaxed performance
  • Signed


Cast & Creative Team