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Dick Whittington Review, The Kenton Theatre

Dick Whittington Review, The Kenton Theatre

Going to the panto, like for many families has become an annual tradition in our house, and it gives us some light comedy relief during this busy Christmas period .

Yesterday we were invited along to see Dick Whittington at the Kenton Theatre in Henley, where we follow this classic rags to riches adventure where Dick heads to London to seek his fame and fortune. When he arrives in London he is all alone but soon meets Timmy the cat and Fairy Bow-Bells who help him on his journey with a few bumps and evil rats along the way.

The show is fun, brightly coloured and so full of energy that you can’t help but smile through the entire performance. There is everything you would expect from a  panto with Dick Whittington, from the audience participation and sing-a-long songs, to the innuendos and the classic evil character in King Rat played brilliantly by Kieran Parrott.

All the cast were excellent and James Clifford’s performance of Timmy the cat had the whole audience in hysterics. The audience was packed with a local school who were laughing and completely transfixed from start to finish.

If you’re looking for the whole family to be entertained this Christmas I can definitely recommend taking them to see Dick Whittington.


Tickets £22, Child £16, Concessions £20, Family £69 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
(Prices include £1 theatre restoration Levy)
Running time 110 minutes (including interval)

Dates: 15 – 29 December

Parking – parking is limited near the theatre so we parked in the Waitrose car park across the road.

For more details click here


Fancy getting a bite to eat out and about? If you’re looking for a fantastic family friendly restaurant in Berkshire we’ve done a lot of research (tough job but we took one for the team), and you can check out our guide to eating out with kids in Berkshire, click here. From great children’s menus, to outside play areas, and entertainment at the table, there’s something for everyone.

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