A heroic tale full of traditional panto jokes, catchy songs and magical effects, Dick Whittington is a show full of fun for all the family!

Project aim

A heroic tale full of traditional panto jokes, catchy songs and magical effects, Dick Whittington is a show full of fun for all the family!

About the project

Westfield Productions are a performing arts company based in the community of Southampton and our forthcoming performance of Dick Whittington in January 2016 will be celebrating our 77th year of family fun for both our cast and audiences! Even though we are a small group of dedicated members we have an established reputation for high quality productions as well as offering children and adults a chance to perform on stage in at least three productions a year. Our company currently has over 40 junior members (under 16) and around 35 adult members. All of our shows are produced in house by our members, taking on roles of director, choreographer and musical director amongst others.

In recent years we have seen a significant increase in the cost of producing our annual pantomime, the total cost now being over £14,000. These costs usually include over £4000 for theatre hire, approximately £4000 for scenery hire, £1700 on costumes (all handmade!) and £2000 on special effects. Most recently we have been proud to be awarded the Best Pantomime of both 2010 and 2011 in the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards. To be able to maintain our professional high standards and to create bigger and better shows for our loyal audiences whilst keeping ticket prices affordable we are looking for donations.

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