Dick Whittington to take to Birmingham Hippodrome this panto season - The Solihull Observer

Dick Whittington to take to Birmingham Hippodrome this panto season

Solihull Editorial 11th Sep, 2022   0

THE PANTOMIME stage will be paved of gold, fame and fortune as Dick Whittington showcases at Birmingham Hippodrome this festive season.

The cast is made up of familiar faces from the music world with Marti Pellow as The Ratman and Suzanne Shaw as Alice, television as Doctor and presenter Dr Ranj as Spirit of the Bells and Birmingham Panto favourite Matt Slack as Dick Whittington.

The panto, which will feature sets and costumes from The London Palladium, will also see the return of Birmingham favourite Doreen Tipton as The Cat and Andrew Ryan as The Dame.

Matt Slack returns to Birmingham Hippodrome for a record-breaking ninth consecutive year, with Dick Whittington marking his 20th pantomime.

Doreen Tipton, who over the past few years has morphed effortlessly from YouTube sensation to Queen of the Black Country.

This year she will grace the stage as Dick Whittington’s trusty sidekick, Doreen the Cat.

Artistic director and chief executive officer, Jon Gilchrist, said: “We’re delighted to have such an amazing cast on board for Dick Whittington, including the return of Hippodrome favourites Marti, Matt, Suzanne, Doreen and Andrew along with Dr Ranj who will make his Birmingham panto debut.

“Birmingham Hippodrome’s pantomime is a highlight of the festive season for so many. After seeing last year’s show as a visitor, I cannot wait to experience my first panto since joining the team earlier this year.”

Join Dick Whittington and his trusty cat as he seeks fame, fortune, and happiness journeying to become the Lord Mayor. Dick Whittington will run at Birmingham Hippodrome from December 17 until January 29.

Tickets for Dick Whittington can be booked at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by calling 0844 338 5000 calls will cost you 4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.


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