December in Britain sees theatres filled with slapstick comedy and upbeat humour, Pantomimes, a classic British tradition that has sent audiences into fits of giggles since the middle ages. Wellington College International Shanghai, tipping it’s feathered hat to this tradition, is very proud to present its Christmas Pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December. With 35 cast members from Year 8 to Year 12, the pantomime is presented by Wellington College International Shanghai, directed by Michael Larsen Disney, Director of Performing Arts and with Musical Direction by Mark Batten, Director of Music. Following the side splitting performance of Jack and The Beanstalk, last year this is not one to miss.
For details, please visit www.wellington-shanghai.cn
Limited tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please book your free tickets HERE.
Date & Time: Start from 7pm, Wednesday 9 December and Thursday 10 December, 2015
Venue: Theatre at Wellington College International Shanghai, 1500 Yaolong Road, Pudong, Shanghai
What is a pantomime?
A pantomime is a uniquely British form of theatre entertainment, usually performed around New Year. Usually it tells a fairy tale, but in the case of Dick Whittington there is some truth to the story. Some of the most popular stories are “Cinderella”, “Aladdin”, “Dick Whittington”, and “Jack and the Beanstalk”.
“Absolutely delightful panto, put together with wit and verve by Ben Crocker” Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph.
“A glance around at the children – their faces truly shining, eyes wide and mouths open – illustrates the delight that pantomime still provides.” John Peter, The Times
“This is a thoroughly contemporary production that has creativity at its core.” The Stage