PANTOMIME comes to Tamworth this Christmas in a brand new venue – oh yes it does!
Dick Whittington will sail into QEMS Theatre on the Ashby Road from 15 – 23 December, and the company promise you won’t be disappointed by their choice of location.
Company manager Alex Farrell explained why they were at QEMS for the first time: “Tamworth theatre fans will be aware that the Assembly Rooms is still being renovated, so this year we decided to do something different.
“We have completely transformed the stage at QEMS to make it bigger and more magical, and if anybody has ever been to the 250-seat auditorium, they will be amazed to see that it has been well and truly pantomimed! We don’t want to give away too much, but it will have to be seen to be believed.”
Dick Whittington runs for 12 performances and features a host of local stars, including BBC WM presenter and former ITV newsreader Llewela Bailey as the Spirit of the Bells, Tamworth’s favourite baddie Terry Batham as the evil King Rat and Tamworth Castle’s Olivia Shepherd as Dick Whittington’s best friend, Cat.
Alex, who plays Dame Daphne Dumpling in the show, said: “We will be very pleased to be back in the Tamworth Assembly Rooms next year after three years without a home, but we really hope that our supporters can follows us to QEMS Theatre and enjoy this affordable and hilarious pantomime adventure.
“As usual, we have entertainment for all the family – slapstick and sweets for the kids, and plenty of double-entendre and jokes for the adults – it is Dick Whittington after all – and the special effects are fantastic!”