Returning to Panto Land with ‘Dick Whittington’, the timeless tale of the boy who travels to London to make his fortune, The Wight Strollers are delighted to be back where they belong, with a show boasting a wealth of colourful costumes, toe-tapping numbers and a talented local cast.
Are the streets of London really paved with gold? Will Dick find true love? Will King Rat’s evil plan for world domination come to fruition? Will Smudge the Cat ever get his Dreamies? Will Dame Polly Pudding ever make a decent cake?
You’ll have to book tickets to find out!
Director Sarah Scotcher says:
“There is huge excitement among the cast for this year’s pantomime, myself included – in the 42 years I’ve been doing panto with The Wight Strollers, 2021 was only the second year I’ve ever missed!
“A lot has changed in the two years since we’ve been on stage – for one, our little ones have grown up…but never fear, there’s a new generation of Strollers ready to tread the boards! But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, and that’s the panto magic and traditions that our company love so much.”
Brought to you by the production team behind the Strollers’ sell-out 40th anniversary panto of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, The Wight Strollers’ production of ‘Dick Whittington’ is set to be a hit with audience members young and old. The script is penned once again by Sarah and Emily Scotcher, with Kim Ball as Musical Director and Cheryl and Izzi Rudd as Choreographers, Geraldine Tulloch as Head of Costume, Richard Hole as Stage Manager, and Elisa Jones as Set Designer.
Tickets are £14 for adults and £10 for under-14s, and these prices include the theatre’s £1 per ticket booking fee. The performances are Saturday 19th February at 14:30 and 19:30, Sunday 20th February at 14:30 and Saturday 26th February at 14:30 and 19:30.
One feature of the Strollers’ pantos has always been their support for local charities and this year they will be donating the proceeds of the production to the Isle of Wight Foodbank, Baby Box, Saturday Club for the Deaf, Save Our Hedgehogs IOW, the Vectis Corps of Drums Marching Band, and will also be fundraising for their 11th Public Access Defibrillator.
To quote Sarah again, the team “can’t wait to be back, doing what we do best – raising money for local charities by putting on a fabulous show!”
Do them, local charities and yourself a favour and bag your tickets from Medina Theatre on 01983 823884 or by visiting www.medinatheatre.co.uk. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!
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