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24th Jan, 2022

Droitwich to welcome Dick Whittington as the Norbury gets set for its annual panto

Tristan Harris 7th Jan, 2020 Updated: 10th Jan, 2020

THOSE already mourning the festive season after yesterday’s Twelfth Night can extend theirs by going to the Norbury Theatre’s annual pantomime.

This year the Norbury Players will be staging the classic Dick Whittington and his Cat with 15 performances across three weeks.

The opening night is Friday, January 10, with performances at 7.30pm that night, Friday and Saturday.

Further evening shows take place on January 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 and there are Saturday and the Sunday shows are matinees at 2.30pm on January 11, 12, 18, 19, and 25.

Hero Dick meets Tommy the Cat and they quickly become best friends – between them they get a job, Dick falls in love with his boss’ daughter and an adventure across the sea to Africa ensues.

King Rat – played by an actor ironically scared of the long-tailed rodents in real life – and Fairy Bowbells do battle as the goody and baddy.

And, if that was not enough, there are also pearly queens, gorillas, a singing mouse and, of course, all the great music, song, dance and audience participation.

Highly thought of local singer and songwriter Lauren Bough, currently plying her trade in the music industry, plays the role of Alice Fitzwarren.

Lauren and fellow performer Jack Gandy (who plays Idle Jack) joined us on this week’s Standard Podcast to give us a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse into the show – You can listen to the interviews on YouTube below –

Tickets, at £12 (£10 concessions), are available from the theatre, at or by calling 01905 770154.


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