Panto cast turn heads during festive shopping trip

Shoppers and staff at Wilko in Kilmarnock got more than they bargained for when the stars of Palace Theatre pantomime Dick Whittington popped in to pick up some Christmas essentials between shows on Friday.


The dastardly King Rat stocked up on cat repellent spray, before attempting to intimidate checkout staff, while Dick himself picked up some cat food and toys for his ever-faithful moggy Tommy.


And there was chaos in store as the colourful characters squabbled over items, jostled for position in the pick n mix aisle and had a right royal carry-on, much to the delight of customers.


Then with their purchases complete, they headed back to the theatre, causing quite a commotion along Sturrock Street as they went.


Dick Whittington runs until Saturday, December 30 and tickets are available from the Palace Theatre box office on 01563 554900 or What's On


This year’s panto is kindly sponsored by Wilko, WG13, West FM and Stewart Travel.