Dick Whittington at Grand Theatre

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Follow Dick Whittington to London where the streets are paved with gold at this year’s Grand Theatre Christmas panto.

Performed by Lancaster Footlights, written by Tom Walker and directed by Dorothy Walker, Dick Whittington is the tale a young man who sets off to seek his fortune in London with a couple of feline friends.

He never thought he would end up working for a grumpy old shopkeeper and falling in love with his daughter. When he falls out with members of staff at the shop, thanks to the work of the evil King and Queen Rat, Dick runs away only to return when the Bow bells of London call him back.

He ends up setting sail on the good ship Pinky Pig to Zanzibar (putting up with the brainless buffoons Seaman Stan and Sailor Sam) and defeating the evil King and Queen Rat on his adventures sailing south.

Set in 14th century London and based on the true story of Richard Whittington, this classic tale was turned into a pantomime in 1814.

Performances run from December 7 to 28 on selected dates and times, please check with the venue.

Tickets cost £9.50/£8.50/£7.50. The box office number is 01524 64695.