Latest news / 6 February, 2020

The pantomime paved with gold! Royal & Derngate announce their 2020 pantomime…

Dick Whittington, now on sale!

Royal & Derngate are delighted to announce that this year’s pantomime will be paved with gold in the classic family production of Dick Whittington, running from Thursday 10 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021.

Audiences will join the handsome hero Dick Whittington as he heads to London to seek fame, fortune and happiness, with this trusty cat Tommy in tow. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco this year’s action-packed pantomime will be full of laughter, music and dance.

Staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind Royal & Derngate’s annual festive offering, this year’s production goes on sale to those with priority access (including group bookers and members) from Wednesday 5 February, with general on sale from Wednesday 12 February.

There are concessions, generous discounts for groups and special rates for schools available for selected performances. Tickets prices start from £12*, and with thousands of festive theatregoers attending Royal & Derngate’s pantomime each year, early booking is advised. With a special earlybird offer, customers can get 25% off tickets in the top three price bands on many performances when booking before the end of February.

Speaking on the title announcement, Qdos Entertainment Managing Director Michael Harrison said:

We’re all extremely excited to be staging Dick Whittington in Northampton this year, the first time the title has been performed at the Royal & Derngate in almost twenty years. Our timeless tale will be brought to life with star casting, stunning scenery and special effects and all the magic that Northampton audiences have come to expect from us.

Royal & Derngate Chief Executive Jo Gordon said:

Dick Whittington promises to be great fun for all the family, a real treat for all ages. We pride ourselves on offering a truly family friendly experience at Royal & Derngate, and it’s always a pleasure to see so many young people discovering the joy of theatre for the first time at Christmas.

Can Dick Whittington outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Audiences should book now to find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!