It’s Panto time – oh yes it is!

The pantomime is based around Holloway and London and tells the story of Dick Whittington and the adventures he encompasses whilst at University. Along with Tommy the Tom Cat, his faithful companion, they try to defeat the evil King Rat, with a little help from Fairy Founders. Along their way they meet Idle Jack, Fitzwarren, Alice and who could forget Brenda the Cook. There are 24 parts to be cast of all shapes and sizes, so make sure you look out for audition information around campus. Auditions will be held late September and audition parts can be obtained by emailing Chrissie at For a list of characters and more information see the ‘Dick Whittington – RAG Panto’ facebook site or come and visit the team at Freshers’ Fayre. But, we aren’t just looking for actors. We also need a musical director, band, choreographer, back stage crew and a team of dancers. If you’re interested in any of these roles or just want more information on ‘Dick Whittington’, email Simon, the show’s director, at

This year’s panto ticks all the right boxes; with a very messy cooking scene, lots of audience participation, references to Royal Holloway, hilarious characters, toe tapping music, an it’s behind you scene and the well loved song sheet at the end. Oh – and don’t forget sweet throwing! All that’s missing is you!

So, get in contact and be a part of the fun that is ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’. With the summer “Behind You”, it’s the best way to start your year at uni – Oh Yes It Is!

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