Dick Whittington


Thu 1 December 2016 - Sun 8 January 2017
Tickets £16.50 - £39*

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Starring PAUL NICHOLAS ('Just Good Friends', 'EastEnders') as King Rat

With MATT CROSBY returning as Sarah the Cook
HOLLY EASTERBROOK as Dick Whittington and ROBERT REES as Idle Jack

And 'Drop the Dead Donkey' star ROBERT DUNCAN as Alderman Fitzwarren

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime this Christmas as Cambridge Arts Theatre whisks you away on a magical journey for this year’s spectacular family pantomime: DICK WHITTINGTON!

Hearing that the streets are paved with gold, our down-on-his-luck hero Dick Whittington sets off to London in search of fame, fortune, adventure… and true love! But the dastardly King Rat and his band of evil ratlings will let nothing stand in the way of world domination and soon the streets of the capital are overrun with rats causing chaos and mayhem across the City.

It’s up to Dick and his friends to save the day, and you’re all invited to join him on his adventures!

Featuring all your favourite pantomime characters and Cambridge Arts Theatre’s trademark blend of songs, laughter, joy and magic, make it a Christmas to remember with a visit to the home of family entertainment. It’s the purrr-fect festive treat!

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Dick Whittington and his Cat is supported by Cambridge News and Media

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance

Suitable for all ages

Assisted Performances:

BSL Interpreted performance: Sunday 4 December, 1:00pm
Relaxed Performances performance: Saturday 17 December, 11:00am
Audio Described performance: Saturday 7 January, 1:00pm

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Cast (in order of appearance)

Paul Nicholas
Paul Nicholas (King Rat)
Dawn Hope (Fairy Bowbells)
Holly Easterbrook (Dick Whittington)
Robert Duncan (Alderman Fitzwarren)
Robert Rees (Idle Jack)
Rhiannon Porter (Alice Fitzwarren)
Matt Crosby (Sarah the Cook)
Daniel Cummins (Tommy the Cat)
Carole Todd (Director)
Al Morley and Matt Crosby (Writers)


  • Dick Whittington (Holly Easterbrook) and cast
  • Sarah the Cook (Matt Crosby) and Alderman Fitzwarren (Robert Duncan)
  • King Rat (Paul Nicholas)
  • Fairy Bowbells (Dawn Hope) and King Rat (Paul Nicholas)
  • 'Verve, humour and inventiveness'

  • 'The Arts Theatre puts on another legendary show'

  • 'Exuberant and exciting'

  • 'One of the best Arts Theatre pantos of the decade'