King Rat and his rodent army are swarming all over Perth! Dick McWhittington is on his way to London to seek fame and fortune and doesn’t know that it is his destiny to save the city and become Provost. It’s up to Perth’s very own fairy godmother, the Imp of The Inches, to bring him back. But Dick won’t be alone. He’ll stand side by side against King Rat with his very own ratcatcher – Kitty Cat – for a final showdown in the desert Kingdom of the great Sultan Vinegar.
Meanwhile, Marmaduke Marshmallow’s sweetie shop has been cleaned out by the rats, but he has a bigger problem in trying to avoid the affections of his shopkeeper, Senga McScruff. And how will our loveable numptie, Wee Sandy McScruff, cope when the love of his life, Melody Marshmallow, falls for Dick?
If you were one of the lucky people who bagged a ticket for Beauty And The Beast at Perth Concert Hall over Christmas 2015 then you will, I'm sure, be clapping with glee right now. Following the roaring success of their return to full on slapstick tradition, Horsecross has lined up the purrfect team for this year’s family panto, Dick McWhittington.
The dynamite combination of writer Alan McHugh and director Ian Grieve is on board once again meaning you can expect a show packed full of top-notch, traditional panto humour, plenty of nonsense, high jinks and laughs galore. I would suspect you'll also find that they will roll out a sterling cast and a big, bright, beautiful production.
We know that all of you the people of Perth will arrive in your droves to boo, hiss and cheer your way through this annual festive tradition for our Small City and would urge you to show your support and love by snapping up your tickets now!
Sat 10 to Mon 26 Dec - Perth Concert Hall
Written by Alan McHugh | Directed by Ian Grieve
Read our rave review of the pair's Beauty And The Beast production here>>>
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 8 March at 10am
BUY TICKETS HERE>>>
PIC: Mike Sheldon, (marketing assistant) and Katrina Jasper-Ross (Box Office assistant) got into character to highlight the launch on the sunniest day of the year so far!
May is Local History Month and Culture Perth and Kinross has organised events at libraries throughout the region to celebrate.