Back to where it all began for Dick Whittington

Monday, 3rd December 2018

TAMWORTH’S hilarious pantomime adventure is nearly here – oh yes it is!

Dick Whittington comes to QEMS Theatre from 15 – 23 December and features a selection of local stars, but the man playing the main part has come full circle back to the show he first starred in as a child.

Dick is played by Sam Beech, 22, who first appeared in a Tamworth pantomime in 2001, aged 5, when he played a ratling in Dick Whittington!

Sam said: “I’m thrilled to be back on stage and working with the Tamworth Pantomime Company!

“When I first started in Dick Whittington as a child, Terry Batham played the fabulous King Rat, and I’m so pleased that he is still in the company, and playing the terrifying baddie once again!

“Don’t tell him, but I actually got his autograph when I was five years old, and I’m still a bit of a fan…”

ick (Sam Beech) & Cat (Elisha Raymond)

ick (Sam Beech) & Cat (Elisha Raymond)

The Tamworth Pantomime Company has transformed the theatre at QEMS for this magical show, which follows the story of Dick and Cat as they seek fame and fortune, meet the hapless Dame Daphne Dumpling and Idle Jack, go on an adventure with Captain Barnacles and try and avoid the clutches of evil King Rat to win the hand of Alice Fitzwarren.

Sam added: “Dick Whittington is an amazing role to play, and I can guarantee you there will be a lot of laughs in this pantomime, it cracks me up in rehearsals every week!”

Tickets are £14 adults, £9 children and £42 for a family ticket and are selling fast. To book, call the Tamworth Tourist Information Centre on 01827 709618 or visit