PANTOMIME: Young Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Dick Whittington’s Cat in Shoreham

HILARIOUS comedy is promised in Adur Theatre Company’s panto, Young Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Dick Whittington’s Cat.

The troupe will present a fresh take on the classic tale of Dick Whittington with the addition of a young version of Conan Doyle’s great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The play, written by Craig Hewlett, features Dave Frost, manager of The Shoreham Centre, as Dame Maisie Luvaduck.

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The story starts with Dick running away from home and his mum engaging the services of a young London detective – Sherlock Holmes – to help find her son.

Dick arrives in the big smoke with his cat Tom and while working for Baron Landscape falls in love with his beautiful daughter Marigold.

But evil King Rat Bubonic III plots Dick’s downfall, framing him for burglary.

To escape wrongful imprisonment, Dick joins Captain Roger Albatross and his crew and sets sail for the Americas where he is captured by Queen Lompebom and her tribe of cannibals.

The panto will be performed at The Shoreham Centre in Pond Road from Thursday, January 13 to Saturday, January 15.

Each performance starts at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Sunday, January 15, at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are on sale from The Box Office on 01273 591933 or online by visiting