Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce that its 2017 Christmas show, Dick Whittington, will see the return of pantomime favourites, Steve Bennett, Gordon Cooper, Jeffrey Harmer and Martin Reeve.
All four actors have previously appeared in Northcott pantomimes over the years and the theatre is thrilled that they will all grace the stage again this Christmas.
Steve Bennett returns as the Dame, a role he played previously at the Northcott for 14 years, Gordon Cooper will take on the role of Captain Darling, Jeremy Harmer will play the evil King Rat and Martin Reeve will play Alderman Fitzwarren.
The cast also includes Emily Essery as Dick Whittington and Exeter native Annabel Warwick as Alice Fitzwarren.
Directed by one of the country’s leading pantomime directors, Tony Lidington, set and costume design by Kelly Jago and musical direction by Paul McClure, Dick Whittington sees a spectacular return to the Exeter Northcott tradition of producing its own pantomimes.
Steve Bennett said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be returning as Dame this Christmas for what will be my 15th Northcott panto! I’ve done panto elsewhere but nothing compares to the Northcott. I really feel like I’m coming home!”
With his faithful Puss by his side Dick leaves his Exeter home for the bright lights of London in search of fame and fortune. Follow his adventures as he reaches the big city and travels the high seas. Will Dick find his fortune? Can he and Puss defeat the evil villain King Rat and return home triumphant?
Expect plenty of audience participation, live music, magic, mayhem and lots of laughter – the perfect recipe for a family Christmas panto treat!