The Central Theatre, Chatham are delighted to announce that star of stage and screen, Ray Quinn will take the title role in Dick Whittington and his cat this Christmas.
Ray is a multi-talented actor, singer, dancer and ice skater whose first screen appearance was as Anthony Murray on Brookside, back in 2000 when he was just 10.
Since then, Ray has gone on to reach The X Factor final in 2006 only losing out to Leona Lewis. But that spurned a career in music and, of late, musicals including Grease, Legally Blonde, Dirty Dancing, Peter Pan the musical, Judy Garland Songbook, Putting on the Ritz, The Wedding Singer and, currently, the UK tour of Summer Holiday as Don.
He is also well known for ‘doing the double’ on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, winning for the first time in 2009 and again in 2014 for the Champion of Champions show.
There really is no end to his talent with his debut album, Doing It My Way, entering the charts at Number 1 and quickly gaining platinum status. Also, he recently turned his talents to impressions – winning ITV’s Getting Your Act Together, paired with Debra Stephenson.
Ray is no stranger to panto, having performed in venues up and down the country over the years but this is his first outing as our hero, Dick Whittington – whose quest to seek his fortune on the streets of London takes him across the seas to Morocco!
He says: “I am so excited to be spending this panto season in Chatham playing Dick Whittington. I hope that all the boys, girls, mummies and daddies are getting ready for a magical Christmas”.
Will our hero defeat the evil King Rat and his gang of vile vermin? Will Alice Fitzwarren lose her heart to this handsome hunk from Gloucester? Will Sarah the Cook suffer yet another soggy bottom? Will the streets of London really be paved with gold? Find out in this classic pantomime full of live music, dazzling dance routines, rip-roaring and swashbuckling adventure, guaranteed to be another Chatham panto hit.
Dick Whittington and his cat is at Central Theatre, Chatham from Friday 7 December 2018 until Monday 31 December 2018.
Tickets are on sale at www.medwayticketslive.co.uk or from the box office on 01634 338338 – don’t miss this PURRfect panto that’s the cat’s whiskers!