Royal & Derngate announces Christmas 2020 pantomime in Northampton

Tickets are now on sale for a pantomime paved with gold heading to Northampton after nearly 20 years

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 12:36 pm
Dick Whittington is heading to town this Christmas.

Royal & Derngate has today (Wednesday) announced this year’s classic family production heading to the theatre from Thursday, December 10, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Audiences will join the hero Dick Whittington as he heads to London to seek fame, fortune and happiness with this trusty cat Tommy in tow but it's still a mystery who the cast will be.

Royal & Derngate chief executive Jo Gordon said: “Dick Whittington promises to be great fun for all the family, a real treat for all ages.

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"We pride ourselves on offering a truly family friendly experience at Royal & Derngate, and it’s always a pleasure to see so many young people discovering the joy of theatre for the first time at Christmas.”

Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells on an adventure that sends him from London town to the High Seas headed for Morocco, this year’s action-packed pantomime will be full of laughter, music and dance.

Michael Harris, managing director for pantomime producer Qdos Entertainment, said: “We’re all extremely excited to be staging Dick Whittington in Northampton this year, the first time the title has been performed at the Royal & Derngate in almost twenty years.

"Our timeless tale will be brought to life with star casting, stunning scenery and special effects and all the magic that Northampton audiences have come to expect from us.”

This year’s production goes on sale today to those with priority access (including group bookers and members), with general on sale from Wednesday, February 12.

There are concessions, generous discounts for groups and special rates for schools available for selected performances.

Tickets prices start from £12, and with a special earlybird offer customers can get 25 per cent off tickets in the top three price bands on many performances when booking before the end of February.

Can Dick Whittington outwit the evil rodent King Rat, free London from his team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage?

For more information about Dick Whittington performances and prices and to book, visit or call Box Office on 01604 624811.