The National Theatre has announced intial casting for Ned Bennett’s production, playing at the theatre from the 11th December.

Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s Lyric Hammersmith pantomime which ran in 2018 has been updated for 2020 is set to play at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre from the 11th December until the 23rd January 2021.

Ned Bennett is set to direct Dickie Beau, Amy Booth-Steel, Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings, Georgina Onuorah, and Cleve September, with further casting to be announced.

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime comes to the National Theatre for one year only.

The creative team for the production includes: set and costume designs by Georgia Lowe, choreography by Dannielle Rhimes Lecointe, compositions, arrangements and music production by DJ Walde, music supervision by Marc Tritschler and music direction and additional composition and arrangements by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell.

Meanwhile, lighting is designed by Jessica Hung Han Yun and sound designed by Paul Arditti. Denzel Westley-Sanderson is associate director, Debbie Duru is associate set designer and Fiona Parker is associate costume designer.

For more information visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/dick-whittington