Karen from Finance – star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – and drag King Richard Energy – will complete the cast of Dick Whittington which runs at the Phoenix Theatre this Christmas. Tickets for Dick Whittington are on sale.
The all-new West End drag pantomime will star RuPaul’s Drag Race UK favourites Cheryl Hole as ‘Dick’, plus two of the Queens from Series 3, Kitty Scott Claus as ‘The Spirit of Soho’, and Choriza May as ‘Queen Rat’.
Written by Gareth Joyner and directed by TuckShop Founder and Creative Director Chris Clegg, Dick Whittington will also feature Holly Stars as ‘The Cat’, Beau Jangles as ‘The Mayor of Soho’, Yshee Black as ‘Dame Sarah’, and Ophelia Love as ‘Villager Number 4’. Karen from Finance will play ‘Alice’ and Richard Energy will play ‘Daddy’.
Karen from Finance said, “If the parks are the lungs of London then the Theatre is absolutely the heart. This is my second big show with TuckShop, and in it I’m making both my Panto debut AND my West End debut. Also working alongside such a stellar cast, it’s all living proof that dreams really do come true in London Town!”
“Having made my West End debut in TuckShop’s ‘All the Kings Men’ and coming off the ‘Death Drop’ tour, I am so excited to be working with TuckShop again in my first run of a show in the West End!” said Richard Energy
TuckShop is the UK’s only specialist production company devoted all things drag – Dick Whittington is the second all drag West End pantomime from TuckShop, following the first 2019 sell-out hit Cinderella.
Playing a limited run at The Phoenix Theatre over the festive period, performances will be on Sundays 5, 12, 19 December 2021, Tuesday 4 and Sunday 9 January 2022.