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As The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre’s much anticipated 2023/24 pantomime Beauty and the Beast officially opens this evening to a sell-out crowd, what better day to celebrate The Riverfront panto by exclusively announcing the title of next year’s show!

The Riverfront pantomime has become a firm Newport favourite and a key event in the festive calendar of all ages for 17 seasons now. Robin Hood was a roaring success last year, welcoming over 27,000 people into the theatre, and this years’ Beauty and the Beast is on track to be even more popular with over 20,000 tickets sold already!

For the 2024/ 25 panto season The Riverfront is delighted to be bringing Newport audiences Dick Whittington!

Join our hero Dick Whittington and his trusty cat, Tommy as they set out on an epic journey from Newport in search of fame, fortune, friendship and adventure! Will the journey go to plan? Will the road be paved with gold? In true pantomime style is anything ever this simple?

This rags to riches tale promises to be full of laugh out loud gags, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes, the baddest baddies and plenty of audience participation!

The Riverfront panto draws in audiences of all ages including schools, community groups and families, encouraging them to sit back and enjoy a glittering production full of song, dance, comedy, and of course pantomime magic.

On the announcement of Dick Whittington, Gemma Durham, Head of Theatre, Arts and Culture for The Riverfront comments ‘We are delighted to announce the title of our next pantomime. Dick Whittington is sure to be another festive, fun-filled family adventure. The pantomime is an exciting part of our annual programme here at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre and is the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the magic and excitement of live theatre.’

Dick Whittington will be taking to the stage from Wednesday 27 November 2024 until Saturday 4 January 2025, and tickets are available now from newportlive.co.uk/Riverfront or by calling 01633 656757. Book quickly to ensure you get the best seats in the house for this paw-some adventure!