Hats off to amateurs for pantomime fun

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

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A traditional pantomime for the whole family can be seen at Henlow Theatre this week.

Henlow Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) is to stage Dick Whittington starting on Friday January 29.

Dick Whittington is the story of a young orphan who comes to London to seek his fortune, as he has heard that the city’s streets are paved with gold.

All he has in the world is his faithful best friend, a cat named Tommy and so, together they travel to the city. Dick and Tommy are soon disappointed when they find that, far from being paved with gold, London is a dark, busy and lonely place.

Finally, Dick manages to find a place to stay, with a wealthy merchant named Fitzwarren and his daughter Alice. Dick and Alice quickly fall in love, but the story’s villain, King Rat conspires to come between them.

King Rat rules the underworld of London and sets a trap for Dick so that he is accused of stealing money from Alice’s father. Dick is sent from the city in disgrace and sadly he begins to make his way home, until he falls asleep and has a dream that the bells of London, orchestrated by the Fairy Bowbells, chime a message to him, telling him to return to London, where he will one day become Lord Mayor!

The show starts at 7.30pm on Friday and then 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. There will be a 2.30pm performance on the Sunday as well.

On Friday February 5, th show will start at 7.30pm while it will start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday February 6.

Tickets for the show are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions and can be seen at the venue on Hitchin Rd.

Doors for the show will open 45 minutes before the performance.

For further information about the group or the show or to book tickets call the box office on 01462 700785 or 07876 353677 or alternatively visit www.henlowtheatre.co.uk/