Dick Whittington

Dec 11, 2023

Dick Whittington Production Trailer

Production Photography by Craig Fuller


Dick Whittington is Exeter Northcott and Exeter-based Le Navet Bete’s second creative collaboration, following the record-breaking success of Robin Hood, and adds another chapter to Exeter Northcott’s long history of staging large-scale pantomimes, loved across the South West for bringing people together and providing many with their first theatre experience. 

The production is a hilarious new take on the classic folk tale, combining stunning costumes, spectacular sets and mesmerising song and dance routines to catapult audiences through a rollercoaster, rags-to-riches ride filled with courage and camaraderie – both human and feline.

Expect plenty of laughs, great music, amazing special effects and full-on fun for every generation with this fabulous rags-to-riches tale.


Reviews

★★★★ “Slapstick fun and polished entertainment” (The Stage)

★★★★1/2 “Traditional pantomime with a modern twist, there is something for everyone.” (Box Office Radio)

★★★★ “Alex Jackson directs very effectively with a keen eye on keeping the show moving at pace which he does successfully; there are no over indulgences and at just over two hours it is the perfect length.” (Theatre Plays)

“A fun, fluid, cleverly simple slice of festive fun… This is a winner for the whole family.” (British Theatre Guide)

“First-class and comedy gold. If you’re dreading being dragged to a kids’ show, think again. I don’t think I’ve laughed as much in ages.” (Devon Live)

” It was a riot watching that and I devoured every single second.” (People’s Republic of South Devon)


Production Information

VenueExeter Northcott Theatre
Dates30/11/23 – 07/01/24

Creative Team

WriterDaniel Buckroyd and Le Navet Bete
ProducerExeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete
DirectorAlex Jackson
ChoreographerKim Healey
Musical DirectorIzzie Winter
Lighting DesignerMarcus Bartlett
Sound DesignerNikki Crowley
Costume SupervisorKatie Haywood
Production ManagerRachael Duthie

Cast

Dick WhittingtonElliot Coombe
SoxPoppy Joy
Alice FitzwarrenSophia Lewis
Alderman FitzwarrenNick Bunt
Sarah SuetMatt Freeman
Jack/Elon MuskratAl Dunn
Queenie RatStephanie Lysé
Fairy Bowbells/Captain BarnacleJodie Micciché
Ensemble/CoversMolly Cheesley
Andrew Dillon

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