Newark Palace Theatre's pantomime Dick Whittington And His Cat wows in troubled times
Pantomime exploded onto the stage again with a sense of fun and frivolity that has been absent since the covid pandemic took hold.
Newark Palace Theatre brought unbridled joy to a packed house on Saturday night with its rendition of Dick Whittington And His Cat, which is well worth a watch.
The PM promised us a better Christmas than last year, but there’s omicron now to consider. Worrisome times aside, nothing harks or heralds the start of the festive season than panto and this adaptation did not disappoint.
It was a treat for all, particularly the kids who were on their feet shouting down baddie King Rat (Andrew Piper) and laughing along with the eccentricities of Sarah the Cook (Mark Siney) and son Idle Jack (Kevin James).
The sets, music and special effects were brilliant and the acting superb. However, it was the nimble cat (Daisy Fitzgerald) that stole the show.
Alas, some of the jokes were not just tried and tested, but tired and in need of being rested. But that shouldn’t take the shine off what was a good pantomime and a welcome return of the fun factor to our lives.
Dick Whittington And His Cat runs until New Year’s Eve and is essential family viewing at a time when we all need a lift.
Congratulations to all cast and crew and the Palace Theatre.