A special Christmas Eve version of Dick Whittington for you to enjoy at home.

Pack up your hanky and join plucky Dick Whittington and his trusty cat on their quest for fame and fortune. Their magical rags to riches tale takes us to London where the streets are paved with gold.

The legendary Playhouse panto returns full of sparkle, excitement and fun.  Our hero’s incredible escapades take him onto the High Seas, into battle with the evil King Rat and see him fall head over heels in love with his boss’s daughter Alice. All the while the magical Bow Bells are whispering his destiny – to become Mayor of London!

Packed with dazzling dance, a brilliant live band and swashbuckling adventure, the show reunites us with Nottingham’s favourite panto dame John Elkington, who’ll be serving up some comedy chaos as Sarah the Cook.

Full of fun, singing and lots of action – we promise to have you buzzing from a fantastic, festive night out.

How it works

Our Online Christmas Eve Special will be available to purchase until 6.45pm on Sat 24 Dec, so be sure to buy in good time to avoid disappointment.

At the time of booking, you’ll be sent an email containing an e-ticket. This e-ticket will contain a link to login here on our website, as well as a link to the page on our website where the recording can be accessed. You should login using the email and password you used at the point of booking.

Once you’re logged in, head to the second link in your e-ticket – that’s where you’ll watch the show. If you encounter any issues, please visit our FAQ page for help.

We recommend you start viewing the show before 7.30pm and no later than 8pm, as the video will be taken down after this point and we don’t want you to miss any of the magic.


John Elkington
John Elkington


A Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Audio Described version of our Christmas Eve Special will be available to watch.

Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here.