Comedian, actor and writer Roy Hudd was so enchanted by Wilton’s Music Hall he penned the East End venue’s first pantomime.

Guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind version of Dick Whittington this Christmas, with the voyage setting off from the capital’s docks towards a far-away sultan’s palace. The veteran comedian will play the panto dame.

Protagonist Dick will be treading the golden streets of the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall in the twist on the traditional panto.

Roy said: “Together with music hall, pantomime is Britain’s great contribution to the world of popular entertainment.

“To be part of a true family show in the oldest music hall in Europe is a dream come true.”

The Wapping performance will be a family affair, too, with Roy’s wife Debbie Flitcroft directing.

It will be her 14th year leading a panto but a first with her husband, who has a deep rooted passion for both panto and the history of music halls.

Show times at 2pm and 7pm, from December 1-31, Wilton’s Music Hall, various prices.

Call the Box Office on 020 7702 2789.