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Tread the Boards Theatre Company presents


Written by Keith Myers
Director John Robert Partridge
Musical Director Abigail Drennan 


15th Dec - 7th Jan

£17.50 (£14 conc)

£52.50 Family

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Dick Whittington comes to London to seek his fortune. Fairy Bowbells looks after him — Hooray! He meets a cat, and his loyal companion. Little does he know the evil King Rat — is plotting his downfall. Dick arrives in London and becomes an apprentice in Alderwoman Fitzwarren's shop. Here he meets Sarah the Cook and her son Idle Jack. Of course, as in all pantomimes, Dick soon falls in love with the boss's daughter, the lovely Alice Fitzwarren


Dick is framed by King Rat, who is plotting against him. Banished, he leaves London with Puss in disgrace. But on Highgate Hill Fairy Bow Bells appears and persuades them to return, try again, and become Lord Mayor of London. All aboard on the Pickle Pelican they all set sail for Morocco.


King Rat has other ideas, and conjures up a storm, and the boat is wrecked on the shores of Morocco where adventures are far and near.

Join us for a great time full of laughter and song!!


Director: John-Robert Partridge

Musical Director: Abigail Drennan

Assistant Director: Andy Wooley

Lighting Design: Kat Murray

Sound Design: Kat Murray 

Set Design: Adam Clarke

Choreographer: Catherine Prout



Edward Conroy

Emily Tietz

Florence Sherratt

Georgia Ashford-Miller

James Taheny

Joshua Chandos

Sarah Goldsmith


Denise & Kevin Prout

James Morrison


Dominic - Idle Jack

Dominic is a recent graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is thrilled to be returning both to Panto and Tread The Boards! Dominic made his professional debut in TTB’s Pantomime last year and has been excited all year to return and do it all again! 


TTB Credits: 

Silly Willy Tuck in Robin Hood: The Pantomime, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Sebastian in Twelfth Night and Arthur Holmwood in Dracula. 


Other Credits: 


Christopher (Katherina) in The Taming of the Shrew, Private Colin Mason in Slaves of Solitude, Nick in Speculators and Doctor Pinch/Duke Solinus in The Comedy of Errors. 


Edward Conroy - King Rat

Acting Credits with TTB: Funny French Franc - Beauty and the Beast, Freddy - Pygmalion, Romeo - Romeo and Juliet, Feste - Twelfth Night

Additional Acting Credits:  Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (SE Theatre Company)

Lucas has completed his BA(hons) Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


Emily Tietz - Fairy Bowbells


Emily is a recent graduate and she's very excited to be back at The Attic Theatre after Dracula this time swapping her fangs for fairy wings!! She wishes you all a magical Christmas! 


Acting Credits with TTB include: Lucy Westenra in Dracula, Lucy Steele/Margaret Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility and Maid Marian in Robin Hood. 


Georgia Ashford-Miller - Alice Fitzwarren

Georgia is a West Country actor who graduated this July from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

In the summer, she appeared as the titular character in The Making of Lucy with Stroud Theatre Company. The show toured around Gloucestershire and culminated in performances at The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. 

More recently Georgia performed in Mad Dragon Theatre’s debut production of Physical Education. 

Georgia can’t wait to be a part of this year’s panto!


James Taheny - Dick Whittington

James, originally from West London, and trained at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is delighted to make his Panto debut as Dick Whittington. Rehearsals have been such a fun experience for him and combine two of his favourite things: singing and cheesy dad jokes. “I really was on the fence when the director offered me Dick”, James says, but hopes that you enjoy the production nonetheless…


Previous credits include: Max in Physical Education with Mad Dragon Theatre Company, Gimson in The Making of Lucy Tour with Stroud Theatre Company and Gus in Holes with Tread the Boards at The Attic. 


Joshua Chandos - Aramis/Duke of Buckingham

Joshua trained at East 15 Acting School. 


Acting Credits with TTB: Robert Walton in Frankenstein, Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night. 

Other Credits: Friar Lawrence in Romeo + Juliet (Chelmsford Civic Theatre), Jack in Jack and The Beanstalk (Eva Long Productions), Sam in Winter ‘53 (fEast Theatre) and various roles with Performance in Education. 


Joshua is also an established writer. His writing credits include Grief Encounter (Camden Fringe), A Time When That Seemed Ordinary (Southend Fringe) and Knackered Bras (Rehearsed Reading at The Music Cafe). His most recent play Things That Divide Us (53two, Manchester) received 4.5 star reviews.


Sarah Goldsmith - Alderwoman Fitzwarren/Sultana

Acting Credits with TTB: Fairy Bowbells, Dick Whittington; Slave of the Ring, Aladdin; Amy Bates, Brimstone & Treacle; Mrs Bradman, Blithe Spirit.

Other Credits: Viola, Twelfth Night (tour); Karren, The Witch Hazel; Gertrude, Poor Murderer; Rory, Erebus Project; Martha, Museum of the Recently Named; Paulina, The Winter's Tale (tour); Carmen, Forever Yours Mary Lou; Hermia, Midsummer Night's Dream (tour); Hermione, The Winter's Tale; Screen: The Pleasure Principle (Ind); Pirates & Treasure Island (S4C); Funny Seeing You Here short); Northern Crescent (C4)

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