Dick McWhittington (2016 Panto) Family

Dick McWhittington (2016 Panto)

  • Start date

    Saturday 03 December 2016

  • End date

    Sunday 08 January 2017

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    See below | Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

  • age


  • price

    ★£30.50 - £24.50 inc bf | Family Ticket & Concessions on Blue Performances only

  • genre


Book our special Family Ticket today! Available on Blue Performances
(Tuesday 3 - Saturday 8 January)

Qdos Pantomimes & Aberdeen Performing Arts presents

The record-breaking trio return for Aberdeen’s premier family pantomime in another unmissable show which features all of His Majesty’s Theatre’s panto hallmarks which audiences have come to expect.

Staged by the same team behind the theatre’s blockbuster productions of Peter Pan, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick McWhittington will feature laugh out loud comedy, spectacular song and dance, dazzling special effects and a few unexpected surprises along the way! 

Join our hero Dick McWhittington (and his trusty cat Tommy) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness to become Lord Provost of Aberdeen on an adventure that sends him from the North Sea to the High Sea headed for Morocco. As well as fantastic discounts for families, there’s also special deals for schools and groups. Don’t leave it any longer to book!

"Stage paved with comedy gold as pantomime treat works its festive magic" Evening Express

"Panto crew still have magic touch" Press & Journal

"Elaine C Smith is in sparkling form, a pure dead brilliant Doric quine to the astutely daft looning aboot duo of McHugh and Jordan" ★★★★ The Herald

"Never short of larger-than-life local laughs" The Scotsman

"The sets are sumptuous, the puns are outrageous and at points, and for all the right reasons, there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience" Aberdeen Voice


Relaxed Performance, Friday 6 January, 1pm
Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders into theatres to give those, who otherwise may feel excluded, the chance to experience live theatre. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels.

We have prepared a visual story of Dick McWhittington which can be viewed by clicking here to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our box office or customer service team who will be happy to help.

Ticket Price Breakdown


Wednesday 28 December, 2.30pm & 7pm
Thursday 29 December, 2.30pm & 7pm
Friday 30 December, 2.30pm & 7pm
Saturday 31 December, 1pm & 5.30pm

Tuesday 3 January 2017, 2.30pm & 7pm
Wednesday 4 January 2017, 2.30pm & 7pm
Thursday 5 January 2017, 2.30pm & 7pm
Friday 6 January 2017, 1pm (
Relaxed Performance)
Friday 6 January 2017, 7pm
Saturday 7 January 2017, 2.30pm & 7pm
Sunday 8 January 2017, 1pm & 5.30pm

Latest Reviews

Mark wetherly

Thursday 05 January

Absolutely awesome



Saturday 31 December

It was good fun and the typical tongue twister was very well done and funny. The costumes were superb and the attention to detail on them was incredible. The only down side was the noise. It was difficult to make out the words to the songs. The orchestra is great, but the words of the songs need to be heard over the orchestra. The sound system needs a bit of a tweak to make the words easier to hear. We were in the 2nd row.


Marilyn Young

Friday 30 December

What a shame. My family has gone to the panto at HMT every year since 1998 and have generally enjoyed them very much. This year none of us could hear the words to the songs or anything King Rat said because of the music. It was FAR TOO LOUD. We heard nothing from the baddie as there was creepy music played while he spoke. We heard almost nothing of the parody songs as again the orchestra covered up the words, which is a pity because someone worked very very hard to make them funny. I heard, "Fit like? It's masel'" and that was all from "Adele". Then in another song, I heard "...bricked up" and "Dundee". Even in the slapstick song it took some time before the "tiddler from the deep blue sea" was heard. We were in the Dress Circle and paid £30.50 each for 15 tickets and were at sea ourselves for a lot of the time. The orchestra spoiled it for us. What a shame. Do we go to Aladdin? Maybe not.



Thursday 29 December

We have been going to the pantos at HMT for many years, Elaine C Smith worked especially hard this year to bring life to a poor script. Jordan Young and Alan McHugh did their best, but basically, the show was not one of the best. (probably the worst). The script was smutty and the music was too loud, the flashing lights were irritating. We took our grand daughter to 'Peter Pan' last year- and it was excellent, but we're glad we didn't take her to this. It was much more suited to an adult audience. However, we have booked again for 2017 and hope for the best.


Gill Whyte

Wednesday 21 December

My daughter and I went to the show on 18th December and had a fun filled couple of hours Familiar cast but fresh and current material. Wonderful slap stick and the set and costumes where second to done Audience participation was great and I think I was the noisiest scurry in the house!!!! Can't wait for next year



Tuesday 20 December

Great panto once again, never disappointing, always fresh and up to date, shouldn't single out anyone for praise they are all brilliant, really funny this year great one liners, the bedroom sketch with the trombone was really funny, well done all, oh yes we have booked for next year, wouldn't miss it.


Andrew clink

Tuesday 20 December

Too loud and formula getting stale but still great fun !


Aly Mack

Tuesday 20 December

Our family went on our annual panto visit on evening of 11 December. We have been doing this for about 10 years and from 70 year olds to young teens we all love it. It has to be said that the 3 main characters of Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh and Jordan Young are absolutely great. They have worked in the HMT theatre for so many years that they obviously know one another really well and their timing and delivery are first class. Every year they manage to bring something new which keeps it feeling fresh. If you haven't been to the Panto for a long time, go. You will not be disappointed, and will have a really fun night with lots of laughter. Already booked for next year.



Tuesday 20 December

We go every year to see the panto and it brilliant. We really enjoy ourselves. Just like going back to our childhood! Got tickets already for next year!


Samantha Fraser

Tuesday 20 December

Went to the show on 13/12/16 with my daughter for her birthday and it was absolutely brilliant as always. Elaine C Smith, Jordan young and Alan McHugh are fantastic and the pantomimes wouldn't be the same if they weren't in them


june aitken

Tuesday 20 December

just absolutley outstanding what more can i say just brilliant


Carol donald

Monday 12 December

Fantastic pantomime as it is every year ! It is just soo funny and cracks me up . Myself ,my mum and grandson have been going to the pantomime together for 12 years and buy our tickets a year in advance !


Lynne Milne

Sunday 11 December

Went to the panto show tonight (11/12/16) and myself, mum and sister laughed the whole way through the show. We had a great time! Roll on next year


Pamela Milne

Friday 09 December

No real story. All about Elaine C Smith as thought it was her show! Disappointing and music very loud and annoying lights hitting you in the audience and blinding you.


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