Dick Whittington the pantomime is back after a drama group was forced to postpone its performances due to the pandemic.

Abingdon Drama Club (ADC) is set to bring pantomime back this spring in the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon, with a classic tale of a young lad going to London to seek his fortune.

The show will take the audience on an adventure from the heart of London Town to the palaces of Morocco.

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Dick Whittington played by Rosie Clarke, alongside his best friend Tommy the cat, played by Bex Wright, battle hordes of sinister rats with the help of an assortment of colourful and hilarious characters.

Herald Series: Dick Whittington (Rosie Clarke), Tommy the Cat (Bex Wright), Alice Fitzwarren (Kate Burr)

Director of the drama group, Mike Ward, said: “As always with Abingdon Drama Club, it was a very difficult challenge to cast the pantomime because of all the truly great talent we have. For obvious reasons, this hasn’t been the easiest time to put together a theatre show. The dedication, brilliant sense of humour, effort and team spirit from all the cast and crew has been amazing”.

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Abingdon Drama Club were set to perform Dick Whittington from January 7 to 15 at the Unicorn Theatre in Abingdon, however, due to the pandemic the club changed the dates.

The pantomime will be on April 28 and 29 at 7.30pm and on April 30 at 1.30pm and 6pm.