'OH no it isn’t! Oh yes it is!' It’s panto time again at The Ardhowen.

The New Year’s entertainment starts with a bang as the Lakeland Players take to the stage with their hilarious production of ‘Dick Whittington’.


‘Dick Whittington’, written by Norman Robbins, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, will be full to the brim with all the usual mad antics and laughs.

Once upon a time, young Dick travels to London, accompanied by his cat, hoping to make his fortune. Finding out the streets are not paved with gold, he decides to leave but the London church bells seem to tell him to stay. As you can image, an assortment of comic characters and dastardly villains cross his path in a series of great adventures with the usual happy ever after ending.

Lakeland Players presentation of ‘Dick Whittington’ runs from Thursday, January 7, to Saturday, January 16, at 8pm with weekend matinees at 3pm. Tickets are selling fast so book now for a fantastic night of family fun.


On Friday, January 22, at 8pm TV’s Million Dollar Mindreader David Meade, returns to The Ardhowen stage with his amazing brand new show - 'Fake Believe!'.

Having caught the bug for mind-reading and mentalism as a teenager, David Meade has been honing his act for nearly 20 years. He has combined a childhood interest with his academic interests to create the remarkable set of skills that he is famous for today.

Following a sell-out 2015 tour TV’s fastest rising star presents his most ambitious live show yet. This show is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping; David reveals PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! David’s 2016 tour is set to be the biggest and best to date - last year’s show sold out months in advance.


Derek Ryan appears for three nights on Thursday, January 28, to Saturday, January 30, and Al Grant celebrates the life and music of the great Jim Reeves on Wednesday, February 3. Also coming soon are ‘The Bee Gees Story – Nights On Broadway’ on February 5, and comedian Neil Delamere in ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delamere’ on February 6.