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Dick Whittington Panto. poster 1951 or 1956?
Photo: RON HUNT
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Poster advertising the Pantomime Dick Whittington at the Hippodrome year either 1951 or 1956? I went every year from around 1948/9 up to around 1954 so I may have seen this production.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd December 2019 at 11:12

These pantomimes at the Hippodrome do stand out in my memory as it was a rare occurrence when my Mam took my brother and me to watch them. It was the early fifties, I loved going to the Hippodrome it was exciting just to go there. We would have been up stairs, I know we were looking down on to the stage. I wonder how much it cost...happy memories.

Comment by: priscus on 23rd December 2019 at 15:11

I think not 1956, as poster says December. I believe the fire leading to closure was in April of that year.

Comment by: priscus on 23rd December 2019 at 15:19

This might be of interest

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/Wigan-Hippodrome-Theatre-1935-Pleasures-Night/30116411884/bd#&gid=1&pid=1

Comment by: RON HUNT on 23rd December 2019 at 19:05

It must have been 1951 then, as these two years were the only ones around that time where December 31st fell on a Monday.

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