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Dick Whittington

by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd

From 11 December to 23 January
Running Time: tbc

Dick Whittington

Join Dick Whittington and friends on an adventure to save the true spirit of London as pantomime comes to the National Theatre for one year only.

In a newly transformed Olivier theatre, Ned Bennett directs this wild new version of the classic tale which has been freshly updated for 2020 by Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd.

This hilarious and heartfelt panto is packed with the cheekiest of jokes, the chattiest of animals, the awesomest of songs and the messiest of silliness.

Initial casting includes Dickie Beau, Amy Booth-Steel, Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings, Georgina Onuorah, and Cleve September.

In a season when many UK theatres have been forced to postpone their pantomimes, help us to celebrate its place at the heart of British theatre.

200x£20 seats at every show

Recommended age 6+

Originally commissioned by the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.


We can’t wait to welcome you back to the National Theatre.  

Following the latest Government advice about national Coronavirus measures between 5 November - 2 December, we're pleased that performances of Dick Whittington will begin as scheduled on Friday 11 December.  Should further measures lead to any changes in the performance schedule, please rest assured that you will be entitled to a refund.

We've put in place some changes to ensure your safety and wellbeing, all based on UK-wide COVID-19 industry standards.

Please be aware that tickets are only available online and in advance, and refreshments must be pre-ordered during the booking process. 

When visiting, you’ll notice differences to the way you enter the building, and we’ll ask that you arrive at a specific time before the performance.

We're pleased to accept bookings for households or support bubbles of up to 6 people, but please be aware that our seats are only available in groups of 1, 2, 3 or 4 people, which allows us to maintain social distancing.

This means that bookings of 5–6 people will be split across multiple groups, and given separate pre-show tables. Depending on where your groups are seated in the theatre, you may also be given separate arrival times.

We're very lucky to have large, well-ventilated foyer spaces, with plenty of space for socially distanced one-way systems, all deep cleaned on a regular basis.

Inside the transformed Olivier theatre, we have physically distanced seating to protect both audiences and the live theatre experience.

Click here to learn about all the ways we are making our audiences safe

Click here to learn about our flexible ticket exchange policy

Click here to learn about Access support during your visit

Ticket prices and performances

Ticket prices

Mon–Thu, and Sat matinees: £20, £36, £46, £66, £86
Fri–Sat eves: £20, £39, £49, £69, £89
Previews 1 & 2: £20, £30, £38, £48, £68
Previews 3+: £20, £30, £40, £60, £80

Performance dates and times

11, 12, 14–19, 22, 23, 29, and 30 December at 7pm
2, 5–9, 12–16, 19–23 January at 7pm
23, 30, 31 December, and 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 January at 1pm

Access Performances

Relaxed performance on Saturday 9 January at 1pm
British Sign Language (BSL) performance on Saturday 16 January at 1pm
Audio-described performance on Thursday 21 January at 1pm with pre-show Touch Tour at 11am

Drinks and snacks menu

We ask that you order refreshments in advance so our team can serve them to your table on arrival.

After adding tickets to your basket, you will have the option to choose from the below menu, with ordering options for pre-show and the inteval.

Wines, Beers & Spirits
Organic Prosecco 125ml – £8.50
White Wine 175ml – £6
Red Wine 175ml – £6
Lager 330ml – £5.30
Pale Ale 330ml – £5.50
Gin & Tonic – £6

Soft Drinks
Still Water 500ml – £2
Coca Cola 200ml – £2.10
Orange Juice 250ml – £3

Pre-show Snacks
Salted Nuts – £2.50
Cadbury Giant Buttons – £3
Skittles – £3

Interval Snacks
Vanilla ice cream – £3.75
Strawberry ice cream – £3.75
Chocolate ice cream – £3.75 


Dickie Beau
Queen Rat
Amy Booth-Steel
Mayor Pigeon / Captain P-Jim / PRMP
Laura Checkley
Understudy Dick Whittington
Khalid Daley
Dick Whittington
Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings
Travis Kerry
Bow Belles
Melanie La Barrie
Jaye Marshall
Understudy Bow Belles/Queen Rat
Jamie-Rose Monk
Ken Nguyen
Tom Cat
Cleve September
Understudy Tom Cat/Alice Fitzwarren
Leah St Luce
Understudy Sarah Fitzwarren/Mayor Pigeon/Captain P-Jim/PRMP
Rhys Taylor

Production team

Composer, Arranger & Music Production

DJ Walde

Help Centre

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Illustration by Matt Herring. Title treatment by Miles Mittra.