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Charming Dick at The Cockpit

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Time 20:00
Date 23/12/16
Price £16
  • Produced by The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
  • Price £16 in advance or £18 on the door
  • Get ready for one of London’s best-loved festive institutions coming north of the river
  • Bring along someone in need of a good rolling-on-the-floor-laughing fit
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  • See you at The Cockpit

Running until 23rd December, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern’s 2015 panto is set for a “re-erection” at The Cockpit.

After the stand-out success of Tim McArthur and Paul Emelion’s Charming Dick panto run at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in 2015, the “feel-good slice of festive romance, innuendo twisted dark humour” (QX Magazine) will take to the stage at The Cockpit.

Come and cheer for Dick who has come to London to seek fame, fortune and the big time, but ends up working in a launderette with his Aunt Twankey - a has been cabaret star (well, who isn’t).

Hiss and boo at the Wicked Witch, determined to get her hands on the launderette and turn out poor Twankey (silent t) in order to obtain the lamp that confers powers to transform gay clubs into gold (or just gives a very good light).

Sing-along with Babe, the Eurovision wannabe superstar, as she plans her nuptials to Prince Charming.

But will Charming marry her? Will Dick become the big bar promoter he wants to be? Will Twankey lose the launderette? How far is the wicked witch prepared to go to get her evil hands on the lamp? Will Charming and Dick ever build that snowman together? And why is Red Riding Hood in this panto?!?

Charming Dick is filled with panto classics. Hissing, booing, and enough song and dance to make Eurovision look positively dull, all bought up to date for you big dirty kids aged 18 and over and featuring some of our favourite drag artists.

"A panto that totally enthralled an audience that were loving every minute of it. This is a show with a huge feel-good quality to it. Pure Pantomine perfection does not come much better than this"

– Gayabouttown

"The physical comedy is superb and the innuendos have the crowd in fits as interactive cheering sees a room full of people shouting “we love Dick!” to the protagonist. I challenge even the most humourless of prudes to go along and not crack a smile"

- The Weekender

“Out-rightly one of the dirtiest and funniest pantos to launch the season”

- QX Magazine

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COMPETITION: There are 3x pairs of tickets up for grabs to see Charming Dick at The Cockpit on 9th December at 8pm. To enter the competition, send an email to ava@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which pantomime story does Widow Twankey originate from?

A: .1) Cinderella .2) The Wizard of Oz .3) Robinson Crusoe .4) Aladdin