Panto favourite to be staged in Garstang

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It’s panto season again in town, oh yes it is!

To mark its 25th aniversary of pantomime, Garstang Theatre Group has chosen to stage the ever popular Dick Whittington and his Cat, the

story of a young orphan who travels to London with his best friend Tommy the Cat to seek his fortune, but who is soon disappointed to find the streets are not paved with gold.

Eventually Dick finds a place to stay with a wealthy merchant and his daughter Alice and Dick and Alice soon fall in love but the villain of the piece, King Rat plots to come between them by getting Dick falsely accused of theft and subsequently sent away.

On his way home to Gloucester, Dick falls asleep and a dream tells him to return to London where he will one day become Lord Mayor.

Further adventures face Dick as the story unfolds on this wonderful, traditional pantomime which contains the usual concoction of songs, dances, comedy and drama.

Directed by Steve Dobson, choreography by Christine Bell and Lucy Leather looking after the music, Dick Whittington will be staged at Garstang Community Academy from Wednesday, November 30 to Saturday, December 3 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £9 adults and £7 U16s are available from Market Place News or Mace Store, Croston Road, Garstang or by ringing (01995) 603551.

The group presented its first pantomime in 1988 and since then a further 23 have been undertaken, making this the 25th.