Arlene Phillips Makes Her Panto Debut At New Wimbledon Theatre

Dick Whittington is this year's Christmas pantomime

Choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre’s Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington.

The show runs from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017 when Joining Arlene on stage is Matthew Kelly who returns to New Wimbledon Theatre to play Sarah the Cook.

Matthew was praised by critics and audiences alike for his previous roles as one of the Ugly Sisters in Cinderella and Widow Twankey in Aladdin, both at New Wimbledon Theatre.

Arlene Phillips’ previous theatre credits as a choreographer include The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Starlight Express, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You and Jackie. She has also achieved mainstream fame as a judge on television talent shows including BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance?

Joining Arlene and Matthew is comedian Tim Vine as Idle Jack. Tim has had many of his own sell-out national tours and won many awards. His television credits include Not Going Out, Blandings, Live at the Apollo, Room 101, Dave’s One Night Stand, Celebrity Storage Hunters, The Royal Variety Show, Celebrity Mastermind, Neighbours, Don't Blow the Inheritance and QI. Tim also has his hugely popular radio show aptly named Tim Vine’s Chat Show on Radio 4. Tim returns to Wimbledon after playing Buttons alongside Linda Gray and Matthew Kelly in Cinderella in 2014.

Dick Whittington tells the classic tale of a poor boy who travels to London with his cat to seek fame and fortune having been told that “the streets are paved with gold”.  

Show:                                 Dick Whittington

Dates:                                 Friday 9 December 2016 – Sunday 15 January 2017

Address:                              The Broadway, SW19 1QG

Book online:                (fees apply)

Telephone Booking:               0844 871 7646 (fees apply)

Groups:                               0208 545 7907.

October 19, 2016

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