"Tony Nicholls has stuck very close to the story we are all familiar with," Bryce said. "As with his other 20-plus pantomimes, there are always a few diversions with new intriguing characters but the core of the story still revolves around Dick Whittington, the cat, Alice and the journey to London."
The story of Dick Whittington actually stems from a true story he was alive between 1350 and 1423 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1397, 1406 and 1419. He was also a successful textile merchant. Debate rages over whether he actually had a cat or if it was a euphemism for something else.
"I love Tony Nicholls' pantomimes," Bryce said. "They have the perfect amount of jokes, songs and pace to keep a modern audience entertained."
"Coming from England I grew up with pantomime," Suzie said. "It's a Christmas tradition in the UK and each year we made a family booking to go and see whatever was on at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Pantomime is a bit of nostalgia for me and indulges my love for the over-the-top ridiculousness of the whole show. It's great to be able to overact and be larger than life."
Dick Whittington and His Cat plays at 7pm October 15, 22 and 29 and 2pm October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Tickets are $20, $15 concession book at www.trybooking.com/BUBZN. The pantomime is showing at the Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley.