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.

Creative Team

Writer and Director Adam Penford
Set and Costume Designer Mark Walters
Musical Director John Morton
Lighting Designer Sally Ferguson
Sound Designer Adam Fisher
Choreographer Donna Berlin
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Video Designer Raphael Achache
Assistant Director Evangeline Osbon
Casting Pearson Casting
Dance and Fight Captain Rosanna Bates
Deputy Stage Manager Jordan Shingleton
Assistant Stage Manager Frances Ashton


“A SPARKLING, SPECTACULAR CRACKER OF A PANTOMIME. Come and see probably THE BEST PANTOMIME Nottingham has to offer ”
4 rating (Phil Lowe)
“No one delivers a line like the LEGENDARY John Elkington - a master of his art, he is, without a doubt, the BEST IN THE BUSINESS. Another TRIUMPH for the Playhouse. Book now!”
Left Lion (Tanya Louise)
“A performance that had me ROARING WITH LAUGHTER, and in awe of its QUICK WITTED CHARM”
4 rating
Impact Nottingham (Hannah Walton Hughes)
4 rating
What's Good To Do (Lindsay Burton)

COVID Guarantee

Should your booking be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be offered a refund, account credit or a ticket exchange (where available), giving you peace of mind when you book.

We also have a number of reduced capacity performances for those who would feel more comfortable with extra space between themselves and other parties. These will take place:

  • Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pm
  • Wed 28 Dec, 7.30pm
  • Thu 5 Jan, 7.30pm