Keep Dallas Observer Free

Dick Whittingon Kicks in a Panto

God forbid you should talk during a performance at your local theater, let alone boo, shout or cheer. Heck, at the movies, even clapping will get you a few cocked eyebrows. Thankfully, for those of us who prefer to react to a performance, there is an alternative. Theatre Britain presents Dick Whittington, a traditional British pantomime, or “panto,” as the Limeys call it, at which audience members are encouraged to catcall or cheer. Adapted by Jackie Mellor-Guin, Dick Whittington is a rags-to-riches tale of its eponymous hero and his rise from poor stock to becoming the Lord Mayor of London. In the course of his adventures he befriends a ratting cat, falls in love, goes into exile in Morocco and returns once more, with songs, jokes, and audience participation throughout. The show runs from December 3 through 28 at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 Avenue H, Plano. Show times are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, and 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Additional shows take place Christmas week. For details and additional show times, call 972-490-4202 or visit theatre-britain.com. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $9 for children younger that 14.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 9. Continues through Dec. 28, 2011

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.