11pm, and still no sign of Dick

Local writer, poet and fellow Walsall blogger Anthiny N Britt has been in touch to let me know that next week, there’s a great show happening at Brownhills Community School. It seems Panto Season is coming a wee bit early to us here in Brownhills, as Aldridge Musical  Comedy Society stage their latest show, ‘Dick Whittington and the Return of the Rat’ from Thursday 21st November to Saturday 23rd inclusive. Tickets are shifting fast, so you’ll need to get in quickly to catch a performance.

I’ll let Anthony tell you all about it:


Aldridge Musical Comedy Society look set to put on another barnstormer… Image supplied by Anthony Britt.

Dick Whittington and the Return of the Rat

It’s panto time again! But here is a pantomime with a twist. Aldridge Musical Comedy Society proudly presents ‘Dick Whittington and the Return of the Rat’! It is actually the third in a trilogy, an exciting, rib splitting adventure on how Dick Whittington becomes Lord Mayor of London and the characters he meets along the way!

This adventure sees Dick lead a rescue of his pirate friend Captain Jack Starling from the clutches of the furious water witch Callista. There are many comedic and calamitous situations along the way and the show is certain to serve up a helping of laughter, intrigue and excitement! This final epic in particular has some fantastic musical numbers in it including ‘Thriller’, ‘Come What May’, ‘Voulez-Vous’ and ‘One Day More’ to name a few.

This pantomime is a story in itself and doesn’t require you to see the first two but you can catch recaps of the first two adventures here:-


Aldridge Musical Comedy Society have been producing musicals, concerts and pantomimes since 1968 with massive hits such as ‘Calamity Jane’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Me and My Girl’. In 2010 the first Dick Whittington won the NODA award for best pantomime in its region.

The show is on at Brownhills Community School, Thursday 21st –  Saturday 23rd November starting at 7:30pm with a Saturday matinee performance at 2:30pm on the 23rd. Tickets are £10 for adults £5 for children and £8 for concessions. For further details contact our box office on 01543 480626.

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