7 mar 2014
Samantha Womack to star in Dick Whittington
First Family Entertainment and Milton Keynes Theatre are delighted to announce that Eastenders favourite Samantha Womack will lead a star cast in the role of the evil Queen Rat in this year’s much loved annual Pantomime Dick Whittington 08 Dec 16 – 14 Jan 17.
Samantha is probably best known for her ongoing and current role as the feisty Ronnie Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders. Additional TV credits include Forgiven, The Last Detective, Strange, Judge John Deed, Liverpool 1, Pie In The Sky, The Grimleys, Mount Pleasant, Home Again, R Babes In The Wood, Imogen’s Face and the hugely popular Game On series. She has also appeared in numerous films including the box office hit Kingsman: The Secret Service, One Night In Istanbul, Dead Man’s Cards, Lighthouse Hill, The Baby Juice Express, Up N Under & Breeders.
A renowned stage performer, Samantha has also appeared in Hope (Royal Court Liverpool), the Lincoln Center’s production of the classic musical South Pacific in the lead role of Nellie Forbush at the Barbican & UK Tour, which toured to MK Theatre in 2011, Michael Grandage’s West End production of Guys & Dolls alongside Patrick Swayze (Piccadilly Theatre), Earth & Sky (UK Tour) and Peter Hall’s production of Pinter’s Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath).
Samantha is no stranger to panto having played numerous venues.
“I’m really looking forward to playing the dastardly villain in Dick Whittington. I love panto and being the baddie means I get the best and biggest response from the audience… so don’t be scared to boo as loud as you can, I love it! It will also be lovely for me as I live in Bedfordshire and MK is my local theatre so I’m really looking forward to seeing you all there, it’s going to be a great show for the whole family!”
Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients; sensational songs, a live band, dazzling dance routines, slapstick comedy and bags of audience participation – Dick Whittington is guaranteed to be full of wonder to delight audiences of all ages.