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Dick Whittington - Thameside Theatre Christmas Panto

Friday, 29 November 2019 - 1:00pm to Sunday, 5 January 2020 - 1:00pm


This year's purr-fect Thameside Theatre pantomime is DICK WHITTINGTON.

Following last year's record breaking production of Aladdin, the Thameside Theatre has once again teamed up with Polka Dot Pantomimes to present a new spectacular festive show!

Wonder and excitement

Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a young man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune as he dreams of becoming Lord Mayor of London.

You can expect the usual mix of crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, villainous baddies and heroic goodies with a little bit of feline flavour thrown in for good measure!

Featuring star of Love Island and Dancing on Ice, Wes Nelson as Dick Whittington, alongside a fantastic cast with some favourite faces, it is guaranteed to be full of wonder and excitement that will delight audiences of all ages. 

Wes Nelson will not appear in performances on Saturday 30 November at 1pm and 5pm.

So don’t "paws" too long to book your tickets – a great Early Bird Deal makes it once again the best value panto in Essex!

Shows will run from Saturday 30 November 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020.

Meet the cast on Friday 29 November, Saturday 14 December and Thursday 2 January.

Don't miss out

Tickets are already on sale – book yours online today to make sure you don't miss this spectacular show!

Book tickets now

Groups of 20 or more

We offer some great deals for groups of 20 or more. Do you have a big group of family or friends, a school or nursery group, scouts, brownies or a football team? We can help you to make a great day or evening out.

You can call the theatre office on 01375 413 981, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, or email thameside.theatre@thurrock.gov.uk for a booking or more information.

Relaxed performance

The 'relaxed performance' is designed especially to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities or dementia.

This performance is all about feeling comfortable and being able to enjoy a classic, well-loved festive event with family in an understanding environment. Registered carers can come along too for free.

Tickets for the relaxed performance are available at a reduced rate. For enquiries, call 01375 413 981, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Book relaxed performance tickets now


Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX


Children under 16 years
Family of 4