Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy Review

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – until 8th January 2023

Reviewed by Josie Armand Smith


Dick Whittington is a Gloucestershire hero. Join him and his feline sidekick Tweedy on their journey to London and beyond.

There are all of the Everyman favourites; including Sam Holmes as Fairy Bow Bells, Kevin Brewis as Sarah The Cook, who has the most fabulous costumes. Phoebe Samuel-Gray as Alice Fitzwarren. The Queen Rat is played by Lara Denning who has a suburb voice. Then of course there is Tweedy who is Gloucestershires favourite clown who delivered laugh after laugh. He even brings along Keef whose role gets bigger and bigger…

There are many clever puns. Lots of jokes the children laughed at and many more that the adults laughed at (that thankfully went over the heads of the children!). This was a hugely enjoyable and laugh out loud pantomime.

So what do Bea (aged 10) and Emmie (7) say about the performance:
“It was excellent. We really enjoyed it. The part where Tweedy did the mouthing with the singing, telling the story of his date, was so funny. Me and my sister loved it. The singing and dancing was incredible. Some of the actors laughed at the jokes other actors said. The audience participation was fab. It is a must watch panto”

Tickets are selling fast but there are still some available. There are also these special performances:
AUDIO DESCRIPTION: Friday 16th December at 2pm
RELAXED PERFORMANCES: Wednesday 4th January at 10.30am and 4.30pm.