DICK Whittington's quest was cut short in December due to Covid, so he is returning this summer to complete his journey.

The pantomime will be the first ever summer panto for Kings Theatre, Portsmouth.

With theatres on track to reopen as part of the government’s roadmap for recovery, Dick Whittington - The Pompey Panto, will run from Friday, July 23, until Sunday, August 8.

Although The Kings has put on touring Easter pantomimes in the past, most recently starring Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in 2014, this will be the first time they will have produced a summer panto.

The traditional pantomime will once again feature favourites including X Factor finalist and one half of Same Difference, Sean Smith, in the title role, alongside Jack Edwards as Dame Dolly.

Will Dick Whittington succeed in his thrilling quest to find adventure, fame and fortune in the glittering streets of London?

Will he be able to defeat villainous rodent Queen Rat, save the city, and win the hand of his love, Alice?

Tickets are on sale now, at www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk/dickwhittington