In an unusual year, and unusual occurrence – the National Theatre is having a panto show this Christmas. The National doesn’t normally bother with Panto, but with so many theatres unable to have on this year due to you know what, the National, with its socially distanced revamp of a theatre, is putting one on instead.

Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd’s version of Dick Whittington, first staged at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2018 and updated for 2020, will open in the Olivier Theatre on the 11th December. Directed by Ned Bennett, this production explores what it is like to come from a small town and arrive in a big city today, exploring the ideas of community and togetherness.

Over 200 seats will be available for each performance at £20, with half-price tickets for under 18s on all tickets over £20.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday (4th November) at noon from here.

Ticket prices

Mon – Thu, and Sat matinees: £20, £36, £46, £66, £86
Fri- Sat eves: £20, £39, £49, £69, £89
Previews 1 & 2: £20, £30, £38, £48, £68
Previews 3+: £20, £30, £40, £60, £80

Performance dates and times

11, 12, 14 – 19, 22, 23, 29, 30 December at 7pm
2, 5 – 9, 12 – 16, 19 – 23 January at 7pm
23, 30, 31 December & 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 January at 1pm

Tickets will be available to purchase as single tickets, as pairs or in threes and fours for the audience to attend with their household or support bubble. There will also be a number of Access performances including an Audio-Described performance (Thur 21st Jan), a BSL performance (Sat 16th Jan) and a Relaxed performance (Sat 9th Jan).

The panto runs from 11th November 2020 to 23rd January 2021.

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