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Dick Whittington and His Cat to feature this December at Newark Palace Theatre



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Newark’s winter pantomime is coming back with a bang for a fun-filled performance of Dick Whittington and His Cat.

Throughout December, Newark Palace Theatre audience members will be treated to a spectacular show of catastrophe and comedy with an acrobatic cat and live saxophone on stage.

Katherine Glover stars as Dick Whittington for the second time in her fourth pantomime.

Dick Wittington and His Cat, panto cast at Newark Palace Theatre. (51558736)
Dick Wittington and His Cat, panto cast at Newark Palace Theatre. (51558736)

Following the cancellation of last year’s performances due to covid-19, she said she was delighted to be back.

Dick Whittington promises to be fun for all ages, with big costumes, bold characters and a classic story.

Katherine added: “It’s really fun, really colourful. Desperate to get back to the theatre.

Dick Wittington and His Cat, panto cast at Newark Palace Theatre. (51558734)
Dick Wittington and His Cat, panto cast at Newark Palace Theatre. (51558734)

“Bring your families, children, grandparents — we’re going to be having fun, they’re going to be having fun.”

During a sneak peek behind the scenes, the acrobatic cat, played by Daisy Fitzgerald, could be seen in handstands and splits, prowling around the stage and posing on all fours.

Andrew Piper appeared every bit the pantomime villain with a devilish laugh and imposing presence as King Rat.

He is also glad to be back in the theatre. He said: “It’s like coming back home. We’ve all missed coming together and laughing with our friends.”

For the cast, the pantomime is a return to their passion after the pandemic forced them to find other ways to make a living.

With live theatre back in full swing, the show is set to be a huge success.

Carys Coulton-Jones, manager of the Palace Theatre, said: “It will be truly magical to see our theatre packed with happy smiling faces, enjoying the biggest family event of the year once again.”

Dick Whittington and His Cat will play from December 7 to 31.



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