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Join in the pirate pantomime fun

PUBLISHED: 06:30 24 December 2015

The Lowestoft Players will perform Dick Whittington and the Pirate Adventure. From L-R: Dame Mary Roughberry, Stephen Wilson, centre Lee Nevill as Dick Whittington and Idle Jack, played by Stephen Clark. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Lowestoft Players will perform Dick Whittington and the Pirate Adventure. From L-R: Dame Mary Roughberry, Stephen Wilson, centre Lee Nevill as Dick Whittington and Idle Jack, played by Stephen Clark. Picture: SUPPLIED

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The Lowestoft Players will return to the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in the New Year with a swashbuckling post-Christmas panto treat - Dick Whittington and the Pirate Adventure.

The show, which runs for nine performances from January 22 to January 31, is jam packed with well-known songs, high energy dance routines, hilarious comedy sketches and a sprinkling of magic.

Heading up the principle cast in the role of Dick, is Lee Nevill – a firm favourite principle boy. Supporting him in the comedy roles of Dame Mary Roughberry, and Idle Jack are Stephen Wilson and Stephen Clark. The pair will be entertaining audiences with a slapstick kitchen scene, pirate drill, rat catching and an encounter with a man-eating cannibal.

In true Players tradition, there will be plenty of speciality scenes including an under the sea UV, lots of local comedy references, colourful costumes and creative set including a pirate ship and Sultan’s palace.

Director John Marjoram said: “This year’s script has been completely re-written, the traditional story of Dick Whittington is there, but he encounters a band of pirates along the way, so audiences young and old are going to love joining in, singing along, cheering and booing.”

•Tickets are available from the Marina Theatre box office on 01502 533200.

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