Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 December
Evenings 7.30, matinee at 2.30 Saturday
Tickets: adults £16, children/students £10, £12 adults on 12th
Box office 01483 284747
Presented by The Nomads – a traditional pantomime which follows the story of Dick Whittington, his cat and his rise to fame in London. This show has got it all – from shipwrecks to streets paved with gold! With barrels of laughs, slapstick, great musical numbers and plenty of audience participation there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Our intimate, comfortable theatre auditorium seats 120 so you’re always close to the action… we are entirely run by volunteers so you’ll find a friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere (don’t worry if your children might be noisy, the more noise the better!) … and we have a warm and cozy new Greenroom bar to relax in!
Call now or book online for what promises to be our biggest and best pantomime yet!
Take a look at what NODA thought of our last pantomime, Cinderella – http://www.nomadtheatre.com/noda-review-cinderella/
The origins of the story of “Dick Whittington” will not be found in any book of fairy tales. The pantomime is the only one based on a true subject. There actually was a Richard Whittington, and he did become (Lord) Mayor of London in the late 14th and early 15th centuries.
Dick Whittington is a poor boy who has travelled to London to seek his fame and fortune. He has been told that “The streets are paved with gold”. He arrives penniless, and without a friend in the world.
In the pantomime it is often the Fairy – Fairy Bow Bells who introduces “Tommy” the cat to Master Whittington. He now has a true friend, but what he and Tommy want most is to earn an honest living.
Dick Whittington and Tommy the Cat are invited on board the ship to seek their fame and hopefully their fortune. A great storm brews up. The ship is in danger and the characters are washed ashore-bedraggled, wet and lost. The Dame, Idle Jack, the Captain and the Mate, and finally Dick and Tommy arrive safe and sound.
Will Dick find any treasure on the island? How will they get back to London?
Join us and you’ll find out… Oh, yes you will!
Saturday 10th February, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Our handcrafted Quiz Night is not your usual “pub quiz! Back by popular demand, the Play In A Week humorous, fun and thought provoking questions will entertain you while we raise funds. We try to level the playing field and have ‘something for everyone’ to answer.
Everyone is welcome! Teams are of up to 8(ish!), but you don’t have to bring a whole team in order to participate. We’ll find everyone a place at our friendly tables.
Tickets are £14 which includes a buffet supper. When you book, please tell us if you prefer meat or vegetarian option.
Book online – click HERE, or call 01483 284747.
About Play In a Week
Play In A Week is the Nomads annual week-long project for people with a range of physical and/or learning disabilities. It enables actors with learning and/or physical disability to enjoy the magic and benefits of participating in a show and putting on 2 public performances every summer in our fully equipped and accessible modern theatre.
To achieve this, a cast of around 50 performers are backed by over 60 volunteers and specialist professionals. A special play is commissioned each year with a unique part to suit every individual wanting to participate. New songs and music are composed, and dances choreographed to fit the
Personal achievements since 1999 are both inspiring and humbling. Accessing performing arts and being part of this very special company has amazing benefits for our participants and volunteers, as well as providing great entertainment for our audiences!
Funding for this project comes primarily from donations and fundraising events which run throughout the year.
Want to get involved? You can contact us for a chat by these methods:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01372 726571
On Facebook please search for: @playinaweek