|It's Panto Time at The Lyric|
With visits from Dick Whittington and Father Christmas
It's panto time at The Lyric Hammersmith, which is once again presenting two seasonal shows - Dick Whittington And His Cat for older kidsaged over six and their families and Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas for little ones under six.
The streets of Hammersmith are paved with gold this Christmas as the Lyric’s traditional panto returns for a 6th spectacular year.
Making his pantomime Dame debut is actor John Lightbody who joins the cast as Baps the
fun-loving Cook. Lightbody is already well-known to Lyric audiences having recently appeared in the theatre’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in the West End transfer of Ghost Stories.
Dick Whittington and his Cat reunites the writer-director team from last year’s box office hit Jack and the Beanstalk. Award-winning playwright Tom Wells (Jumpers for Goalposts, The Kitchen Sink) is back to put a hilarious new spin on the classic Dick Whittington story. Director Dan Herd also returns and will bring his years of panto experience to this production, having been Associate Director for three previous Lyric pantomimes before directing last year’s hit show.
Young Dick Whittington has set off from Hull in order to find his fortune in London, but with the evil Queen Rat controlling the city Dick must join forces with his reluctant sidekick Cat and set off on a quest to defeat her that takes him from Hammersmith to the North Pole and back.
Fresh for 2014, the show will be full of colourful characters, debut alive music, lots of laughs and the very evil Queen Rat.
Tickets cost between £15 and £35 and you can book them online .
Hammersmith also has a more familiar visitor this festive season as Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas flies back to the Lyric to charm and delight children under 6 and their families.
After two successful years on stage, audiences and critics have declared this show one of the must-see events for every Christmas calendar.
You can also call The Lyric's box office 020 8741 6850 but don't hang around, as both shows are selling out very quickly.
November 26, 2014