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Dick Whittington and His Cat archivePantomime 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.

Cast/Performers

Paul Shane (King Rat), Faith Brown (Fairy Bow Bells), Rikki Jay (Idle Jack), Rodger Bremble (Sarah the Cook), Grant Neal (Dick Whittington), Tara Wilkinson (Alice Fitzwarren), Helen McDermott (Sultana of Boomberoomba), Rodger Bremble, Tara Wilkinson, Peter Whitbread, Grant Neal, Robert Gill

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Desmond Barrit, Rikki Jay
Director: Desmond Barrit
Music: Roger Davison
Choreographer: Alison Golding
Costume: Diane Martin
Lighting: Ian Greeves

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His Cat (Panto) production archive for QTIX code T0180189621. Details of all Dick Whittington and His Cat archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01059686152

Archive Listings

23 Dec 00
to
27 Jan 01
Theatre Royal
Norwich
Norfolk

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