Drag panto Dick Whittington to run in the West End this Christmas

Dick Whittington

A drag pantomime production of Dick Whittington will run in the West End this Christmas.

Dick Whittington will play at the Phoenix Theatre from Sunday 5 December with tickets on sale now here.


TuckShop are teaming up with Ameena Hamid to bring the second of its all drag pantomimes to London after its 2019 run of Cinderella.

Dick will star RuPaul’s Drag Race UK favourites Cheryl Hole as ‘Dick’, plus two of the Queens currently appearing on screen in Series 3, Kitty Scott Claus as ‘The Spirit of Soho’, and Choriza May as ‘Queen Rat’,

Written by Gareth Joiner, Dick Whittington will also star Holly Stars as ‘The Cat’, Beau Jangles as ‘The Mayor of Soho’, Yshee Black as ‘Dame Sarah’, and Ophelia Love as ‘Villager Number 4’.

Karen from Finance – star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – and drag King Richard Energy –will complete the cast

Join our hero Dick Whittington on his thrilling quest to find adventure fame and fortune in the glittering streets of Soho, with his feisty and funny pussy cast. Will he be able to defeat villainous rodent Queen Rat, with the help of the Spirit of Soho, save the city and win the hand of his love, the beautiful Alice?

Get ready to follow your dreams as this classic tale is re-imagined in TuckShop’s own way. Unlike any other pantomime you’ll see, written by Gareth Joyner, you’ll be gagging on Dick and his friends as they bring the spirit of Soho to the West End.

Cheryl Hole said: “I am beyond excited to be in panto this winter on the West End of all places, definitely a pinch me moment. If you told baby Cheryl she would be doing all this, I would have told you you’re telling a big fat lie!

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“I’ve actually worked with Tuckshop from the beginning of my career, pre Drag Race, and it’s gonna be a family reunion and a lot of campery! And I promise I won’t be mediocre!”

Karen from Finance said: “If the parks are the lungs of London then the Theatre is absolutely the heart. This is my second big show with TuckShop, and in it I’m making both my Panto debut AND my West End debut. Also working alongside such a stellar cast, it’s all living proof that dreams really do come true in London Town!”

Richard Energy said: “Having made my West End debut in TuckShop’s ‘All the Kings Men’ and coming off the ‘Death Drop’ tour, I am so excited to be working with TuckShop again in my first run of a show in the West End!”

Kitty Scott Claus commented: “As an international beauty & style icon, felt tip connoisseur and queen hun, I am THRILLED to be appearing in Dick Whittington and can’t wait to spread some festive panto cheer. Speaking to you as I am from my swanky W1 rooftop apartment with fabulous city views and a full staff, it’s a pleasure and an honour for the audience to be blessed with such a buxom beauty in the cast and thrilled to be bringing a bit of glamour (and something for the dads) back to London’s glittering West End!”

Choriza May added: “So excited to finally work with Tuck Shop! And what a first project to be part of mi amor! Drag Panto in the West End? Sign me in!

“My partner took me to see Panto the first Christmas I spent in the UK after moving from Spain, and I fell in love with it! Now I get to headline Dick Whittington. Full circle moment, que loco!”

And Holly Stars concluded: “I’m in it.”

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