Dick – The Adult Panto

DICK Poster Screenshot

DICK – the adult panto!

Ran from 3rd Dec – 20th Dec 2014

The Back Room of The Star Inn, Quarry Street, Guildford.

Cast included:

Anthony Fagan, Faye Ellen Roberts, Russ Evans, Christina Welsh, Marcus Churchill, Spencer Cummins, Hilary Harwood and Turan Duncan.

Director: Paul Chesterton

Musical Director: David Clement-Smith

Choreographer: Daniella Gibb

Technical Manager: Jon Davis

Sponsored by Max Finance Solutions

Everyone knows the age-old tale of Mr Whittington : Dick meets pussy and they go on an adventure together. With a set-up line like that, what’s not to enjoy?

Neil Barrage, MP for the UTWIT Party, is running as a candidate for Mayor of London to further his dastardly plans for world domination. See what we did there?

 Dick is on his way to London to seek fame, fortune and love (or at least lust) when he meets Peter the cat and they form a bond as iconic as Ant and Dec.

 Our trio of sailors, Watt, Ware and Howe have been conceived for comedy value alone and have very little to do with the plot, other than allowing us to crowbar in lots of ‘seamen’ jokes.

Lastly but most importantly, we have the love interest in the shapely shapes of Gloria and Fabula. Their local ironmongers shop is the kind of family establishment that B&Q et al are slowly putting out of business. We could have set the story in Homebase, but the staff aren’t smutty enough.

 In this tale of love and power, who will go up in the world, and who will go down?

Can we make the word ‘election’ sound rude?

Against all the odds, will Dick stand firm?

 Join your friends and colleagues for this year’s adult panto from the Guildford Fringe team behind the sell-out run of “Cinders” in 2013.

Strictly over-18s. This is an ideal Christmas party night out guaranteed to make you laugh harder than any panto you’ve ever seen. Or your money back. *

* Money back guarantee a complete sham. We are a Fringe theatre company, for heavens sake! 

Quotes and Reviews:

‪ “Dick goes down well in the backroom” – Great time at the Adult Panto last night!” – Experience Guildford

“We salute you. Brilliant funny evening DICK – best laugh in ages!” – Diana Roberts (Tourist Info Centre)

“Great adult panto D!CK at the Star Inn by Guildford Fringe.  Go and see it” – Marnie Wilson (Editor of The Surrey Advertiser)

“brilliant” – Richard R

“Loving your Dick ” – Nicky K

“Dick was the best I’ve had in a long time! Excellent show…smiled from start to finish and a panto to trump them all!”  – Daisy W

“Fun-tastic production by Guildford Fringe of the panto DICK in tonight. Well done Nick Wyschna and team! – Keith C

“My face is beginning to relax now after an afternoon and evening of pure comedy. First, a FILTHY matinee of DiCK!! Congratulations Chris Towndrow for creating a production that made me blush and gave me a sore jaw…think what you will.” – Ingrid W

“Had a fab and bawdy time watching a not so traditional Christmas panto, penned by the excellent Mr Towndrow” – Stu M

“Very enjoyable and funny, particularly enjoyed the song at the end!! Was nice to go to an adult panto after all the years of normal pantos.” – Jon A.

“Absolutely hilarious “dicked every box” can’t wait for next year. Very strong funny cast with great comic timing hopefully see them all again next year!!” – Kyle T