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VenueTheatre Royal
Other spaces: Guildhall
TownBury St Edmunds
From8th December 2000
To14th January 2001
What is currently on at Theatre Royal (V76)

Dick Whittington

Pantomime about a boy and his cat who set off to London to make their fortune - usually with Dick's Brother (Idle Jack) and mother - there they usually meet Baron Fitzwarren and sail away to seek treasure. In some versions King Rat goes with them to steal the treasure, in others they reach a land infested with rats where they haven't heard of cats and Dick does a deal, returning home rich he becomes Lord Mayor of London. Based extremely loosely on a real person (Richard Whittington, 1350 to 1423), there is a statue of the cat outside the Whittington Hospital in North London where Dick is supposed to have heard the bells say "Turn again Whittington, Lord Mayor of London" as he trudged away from the city. First recorded panto on this theme was in 1814.

Archive :: production:T628641025, panto:S5912, venue:V76


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Company The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Performer Tim Freeman
Performer Dennis Herman
Performer Paul Mihell
Performer Harry Myers
Performer James Nickerson
Performer Nick Sutcliffe
Performer Sara Williams
Performer Anita Wood
Performer Lucy Byford
Performer Nicola Hart
Performer Chris Hart
Performer George Pearce
Performer Harriet Kendall
Performer Hannah Barham
Performer Dawn Shand
Performer Carrie Bassett
Performer Donna Aspinall
Performer Jocelyn Harris
Performer Alice Bushell
Director Chris Batsone
Design Will Hargreaves
Director Nick Meredith (music)
Choreographer Angela Morgan
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