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FAMILY FAVOURITE: King Langley Players stage popular pantomime this festive season

 Published on: 19th November 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

Kings Langley Players (KLP) are returning to the stage next month with a festive retelling of a classic family favourite.

This December, KLP will stage the story of Dick Whittington and His Cat for its annual family show.

The group is made up of more than 50 members who take part in an annual programme of shows designed to showcase the best of the theatre, both past and present.

Based on a script by Chris Jordan and directed by Andrew Knight, the show promises captivating performances, fantastic songs and plenty of slapstick comedy.

In a twist on tradition, Jamie Yates stars in the lead role of Dick Whittington, with Sean Lovell as Idle Jack, Leanne Alan as Alice Fitzwarren and Eleanor Ludlow as the Cat. Neil Revens is King Rat, Mike Crow is the Dame and Valerie Gale plays the fairy. Roger Saper takes on two roles as Alderman Fitzwarren and the Sultan of Morocco.

Andrew returns to directing after steering last year’s KLP show, The Wizard of Oz.

He says: “I enjoy directing and especially the challenges big shows like pantomimes bring. I enjoyed The Wizard of Oz last year and this will be the first year we have done a pantomime pre-Christmas, so I’m very curious how this will work with our audiences.

Performances of Dick Whittington and His Cat will take place on December 8 and 9 at 7.30pm. There will be three shows on December 10 at 12pm, 3pm and 7pm. All shows take place at Kings Langley Community Centre, The Nap.

For tickets or more information, please visit or call 0333 666 3366.

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