Join us for Dick Whittington, the story of a boy country lad who sets out into the big wide world to seek his fortune, along with his amazing rat-catching cat. But are the city streets really paved with gold? And is the path to happily- ever-after ever an easy one? 

Kenneth Alan Taylor returns to direct the legendary Nottingham Playhouse panto- with glittering scenery, fabulous frocks and mesmerising musical numbers, Dick Whittington is a whirlwind adventure for all the family. We are delighted to welcome back long-standing panto favourites John Elkington, Tim Frater and Rebecca Little.


Full cast:

Sarah the Cook – John Elkington

Fairy Bowbells- Rebecca Little ​

Dick Whittington- Tim Frater

King Rat- Kevin McGowan

Mrs Fitzwarren- Anthony Warran

Alice Fitzwarren- Natalie Taylor Gray

Idle Jack- Matthew Chase

Tommy the Cat- Jasmine White


Dates- Friday 27th November- Saturday 16th January.


Dick Whittington is sponsored by Nottingham City Transport and Smooth FM (Media partners)


This year Nottingham Playhouse will be donating 100 free panto tickets to family support charity Home-Start Nottingham, giving many local children the opportunity to see visit the theatre and see a pantomime that they might not ordinarily get to experience. It will also be offering free tickets to a range of other charities across the city and county.


Nottingham Playhouse now offers free programmes to all its audience members for all in-house and co-production shows. It also offers a Pay What You Can scheme, for one performance of each of its main stage shows, in order to reach out to members of the public who might not ordinarily be able to afford a visit to the theatre.