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The Hospitality Industry’s Pantomime is back – and it’s bigger and better than ever! We’ll be hitting the West End stage with our adaptation of a panto classic – the famous Dick Whittington!

After three sell-out shows back in January, Springboard will be taking over London’s Leicester Square Theatre for four spectacular nights from 29th January – 1st February 2019.

The script has been written from scratch, so expect plenty of fun, as Dick travels to London to start his career as a chef - with a little help from some all-singing, all-dancing hospitality characters along the way!
If you want to reward your team with a hilarious night out, all while supporting and raising vital funds for The Springboard Charity, then make sure you grab your tickets soon!

The box office is now open, so get your tickets here! The earlier you get your tickets, the better seats you will get, so don’t delay!

If you want to book for a group of 8 or more and need an invoice, just email Geoffrey on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



“My team and I loved Aladdin – I don’t think I have laughed so much in a long time” - Jo Cumming, Food & Fuel

"It was really, genuinely funny and I lost my voice from shouting" - Tom Rayfox, The Grape Society

“The whole performance was superb, we all had a smashing time!” - Rajiv Saujani, Pizza Express

“That felt like an actual panto! The script, the shameless advertising plugs, the choreography... It was all really good and so enjoyable to watch!” - Ruth Ray, Collins King



The Cast

After an intense X Factor-style casting period, being put through their paces by three professional directors and a choreographer, the full cast has been just been finalised!

Liam Wood – Dick – New World
Katherine Price – Alice, Senior Reporter – The Caterer
Amy Stopher – Cat – Blanchette
Louise Gallant – Maria – Gallant Recruitment
Bob Silk – Lady Fingers – Barclays Bank
David Cowdery – Dolly Dumpling – The Cavalry and Guards Club
Barry O'Brien – Rat Man – The Ritz, London
Becky Lown – Vernon – Marussia Beverages
Martin Dibben – Crooner – Searcy’s
Shana Pope – Susan, Singer – Stalbridge Linen

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Adam Biggs – Dyson – Creativevents Greenwich Park Cafe
Aida Antuna Blaaiw – Cindy Bang, Journalist #4 – Andaz Liverpool Street
Alastair Jubber – Dance Crew – The Stafford London
Alison Taffs – Singer – Self-Employed
Amy Henthorne – Lucy – The Landmark, London
Anca Protesanu – Journalist #2, Rat Army – The Langham Hotel, London
Andrew Etherington – Tomato Seller, Singer – Andrew Etherington Associates
Anita Murray – Singer – William Murray Communications
Anne Pierce – Narrator – The Springboard Charity
Aoife Caulfield – Alliterative Amy, Singer – Mitchells & Butler
Arletty Jooron – Cook – The Cavalry and Guards Club
Ben Dalton – Pierre – The Ritz, London
Bukola Folarin – Cook – TGI Friday’s
Charlotte Rebers – Rat Army – The Landmark, London
Chris Penn – Mr Meow – Steel Hotels
Christian Hill – Barman – Wagamama
David Marchbanks – Dance Crew – Mitchells & Butlers
Gary R King – Dodgy Duncan, Singer – Collins King & Associates
Gemma Drakes – Journalist, Cook – Handpicked Hotels
Holly Gilbert – Rat Army – De Vere
Joe Hurrell – Cook – Hilton Hotels
Josh Light – Dillon – Nkd
Klaudia Mitura – Rat Army and Rat in the Kitchen – The Springboard Charity
Lucy Wigmore – Town Crier – Tewinbury Farm Hotel
Mark Rigby – Journalist #5, Rat Monster – Premier Foods
Mark Rutherford – Interested Ian, Singer - The Ritz, London
Michele Inserra – Bear Baiter – The Goring Hotel
Monica Or – Fiona Silverton, Waiter – Star Quality Hospitality Consultancy
Narmeen Kamran – Caring Caitlin, Waiter – Off To Work
Nicole Harvey – Singer, Cook – The Gilbert Scott
Ophelie de Saint-Romain – Rat Army – The Springboard Charity
Phil Street – Waiter, Dance Crew – Momentum Hospitality Recruitment Ltd
Porsha Salicia Campbell – Cook – Marriott
Rodrigo Moraes – Dance Crew – The Langham Hotel London
Rosa Alice Ricci – Dance Crew – Gold Key Media
Ruth Hansom – Singer, Waiter – Luton Hoo
Simon Lewis – Hugh Hubris, Journalist #3 – HIT Training
Talita Silver – Waiter, Rat Army – The Langham Hotel, London
William Sloan – Business Man, Journalist #6 – Four Seasons Hotel


Starring - and attended by - the great and good of London's hospitality industry, the charity’s now-annual pantomime is a great way for suppliers to the industry to get their brand in front of key decision-makers, to share in the huge amount of good-will generated from the event, and to be seen to be supporting the hospitality industry’s charity in its charitable endeavours.

If you’d like to place your business centre-stage at this glorious industry event, drop an email to Geoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or give him a call on 07896259187. Packages start from just £250.