It has been announced that Wilton’s Music Hall will be presenting its first pantomime at the venue from the 1st December to the 31st December.

Written and starring Roy Hudd, the production of Dick Whittington returns to the heart of London and will be directed by Hudd’s wife Debbie Flitcroft.

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The cast of Dick Whittington. Photo by Steve Ullathorne.

As the oldest music hall in the world which has recently been renovated, the Wilton’s Music Hall will be staging its very first traditional family pantomime at the venue. Dick will be treading the streets of London, looking for ways to make his fortune and of course along the way runs into dames and baddies with plenty of danger,romance and rats added to the adventure as well.

For comedian and broadcaster Roy Hudd, having spent decades writing and performing in pantomimes he couldn’t resist the opportunity to write this special version of Dick Whittington for Wilton’s Music Hall.

Talking about the part he has played in bringing pantomime to the Music Hall Hudd said: “Together with music hall, pantomime is Britain’s great contribution to the world of popular entertainment. To be part of a true family show in the oldest music hall in Europe is a dream come true.”

Cast for the production includes: Simon Burbage, Gareth Davies, Nicole Davis , Steven Hardcastle, Amelia Rose Morgan , Ian Parkin  and Josh Tevendale.

The production is directed by Debbie Flitcroft who has directed pantomimes for the last 14 years, learning everything that she has needed to know from her partner, who she met while working on her first pantomime in Nottingham.

Dick Whittington is on at the Wilton’s Music Hall from the 1st to the 31st December. 

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