Sarah will cook up a panto storm

Panto season is here again... with Dick Whittington starting its 70-show run at Peterborough's Key Theatre tonight.

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 4:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:40 pm

The story of the poor boy who finds fame and fortune thanks to his feline friend, promises to build on the successes of three consecutive, record-breaking, sell-out pantos at the Key – Cinderella (2013), Jack and the Beanstalk (2014) and Aladdin (2015) - and some familiar faces are making a return.

As in 2015, the script comes from Brad Fitt and the music and lyrics come from composer Simon Egerton, once again in the director’s chair.

Darren Machin returns as the dame - Sarah the Cook - as do James Peake and Robin Johnson (both Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin) are back as comical Idle Jack and the evil King Rat.

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Also seen in Aladdin, Helen Power and Emma-Jane Morton return.

Dick Whittington runs until January 8. For ticket details go to or call the box office on 01733 207239.