The Vokins family have been retailing in Sussex since 1882 and last year the company, vokins@home, who sell beds, bed frames, mattresses, duvets, quilts, pillows and more, took their first steps into sponsoring the annual Christmas Pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Brighton. You’ll see why I used the expression steps later in the article.
Running from 9th December 2004 through to 16 January 2005 the story of Dick Whittington will be performed and if it is anywhere as good as Aladdin last year, we are in for a real treat.
The first recorded pantomime version of the story of Dick Whittington was in 1814 and starred Joseph Grimaldi as Dame Cecily Suet, the Cook. The story tells of a poor boy in the 14th century who becomes a wealthy merchant and eventually becomes the Lord Mayor of London because of the ratting abilities of his cat.
Dick Whittington stars “H” from the successful band Steps. Ian ‘H’ Watkins was one of 5 members of the band formed in 1997 that has gone on to sell over 20 million records. The cover version of the Bee Gees “Tragedy” was paired with an original track “Heartbeat” and became Steps signature tune.
As with last year we got to meet the star of the show, “H” at the press release. He also joined everyone that works for vokins@home on an evening out and signed autographs and had photos taken with everyone.
This year we have a great offer for all vokins@home customers, the chance to buy 2 pantomime tickets for the price of one. So if you haven’t been to see a pantomime for years, now is the time with this outstanding offer.
Read what the Brighton Argus think of Dick Whittington