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Countdown to Newark’s festive panto

Posted onPosted on 29th Sep

The cast of the Palace Theatre’s pantomime went on a tour of the town to launch this year’s show, Dick Whittington And His Cat.

The show starts its run on Tuesday, 7th December, and will play through to New Year’s Eve.

Katherine Glover, who stars as Dick Whittington in the traditional panto role of the principal boy, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be heading to Newark to play Dick Whittington this December.

“It’s so exciting to be back in a theatre; especially one as beautiful as the Palace. The show is going to be filled with music, dancing, lots of laughs and feel good fun. My cat and I can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Katherine will be joined by Andrew Piper as the villainous King Rat. He also starred as Abanazar in 2018’s Aladdin at the Palace.

Mark Siney will be the panto’s dame Sarah the Cook, while Kevin James plays Idle Jack, Lauren Chinery is Fairy Bow-Bells, Amy Everett is Alice Fitzwarren and Daisy Fitzgerald is the Cat.

Carys Coulton-Jones, manager of the Palace Theatre, said: “It will be truly magical to see our theatre packed with happy smiling faces, enjoying the biggest family event of the year once again.

“To put your mind at ease about treating yourself to this wonderful show, we’ve put in place some extra safety precautions including increased ventilation with auditorium doors being left open, enhanced cleaning and more.

“We’ve also introduced a new Book With Confidence Guarantee so that if any members of your party are unable to attend due to Covid self-isolation or symptoms, their tickets can easily be refunded.

“We’re ready to make this year’s panto a celebration truly befitting its return and we look forward to seeing you all in December.”

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