Dick Whittington receives 5 stars!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The reviews are in!

Everyone is talking about our 5-star 25th anniversary pantomime, Dick Whittington, and we’ve had a fantastic opening fortnight! Here’s what people are saying…

A production photo from Dick Whittington on stage

Press reviews

★★★★★ “In short, it’s an exuberant celebration of the richness of pantomime tradition, part of which is a mischievous departure from convention.”

The Stage

★★★★★ “Adventurous, exhilarating innovation. The key creative elements of design, script, music, dance and acting fuse with compelling coherence and a radiant shared joy in performance.”

The Stage

“The Christmas period simply wouldn’t be the same without a trip to the pantomime at The Courtyard Hereford and this year is certainly no exception!”

Here Is Hereford

A production shot of the Dick Whittington cast on stage

Audience feedback

Hilarious script, catchy score, brilliant choreography, fabulous characters, great costumes and clever set – started the festive season on to perfection! Thank you – highly, highly recommend!”

Audience member

Excellent, best panto yet, interaction with audience was great!”

Audience member

“Absolutely fantastic! Best pantomime we’ve ever been to. Can’t wait to book for next year! Well done to you all on an incredible show.”

Audience member

Dancers singing on stage in Dick Whittington

Social reviews

I thought last year’s was unbeatable, but you’ve done it, absolutely brilliant. So cheeky and funny, loved every minute. Congratulations all, top job

Michelle Hizz, Facebook

Absolutely brilliant, one the best we’ve seen and that’s over 17 years at the Courtyard. We are so lucky to have this theatre

Kris Pugh, Facebook

Have seen it twice it’s the best panto I have ever watched. Absolutely loved it as did my companions.”

Chrissie Judd, Facebook

The cast of Dick Whittington on stage


“What a fantastic panto. Was lucky to see it last night and was amazzzzzing. Well done to all involved. #herefordcourtyard truly know how to put a great panto on 💪🌲🧑‍🎄 ”

Emmaboo43, Instagram

We came to see this show today and even had the pleasure of being invited up on stage to be part of the show with dame penny it was an amazing show and well done to all the cast for putting on such an amazing show will definitely be booking again soon

Daniel Reece, Facebook

Beautiful sets and wonderfully colourful!”

Fiona T Frank, Facebook

The cast of Dick Whittington on stage


There is still plenty of time to catch this magical festive show, running until Saturday 6 January.

To celebrate The Courtyard’s 25th Anniversary year we’ll be following our spirited hero Dick and his feline friend, as they pack up their handkerchief to embark on an epic adventure seeking fame and fortune.

Their magical rags to riches tale takes us on an exciting journey to London Town… but will the streets be paved with gold?

With an action-packed swashbuckling story, magnificent musical numbers, spectacular sets, electric live band, dazzling costumes and a joyfully funny script, Dick Whittington is the festive family pantomime that will leave you feeling rich beyond your wildest dreams!

Book tickets to the purr-fect pantomime, Dick Whittington