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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. The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as traditional pantomime once again returns to the Lyric. Join Dick Whittington and his cat as they journey to London to find their fortune in a brand new show full of colourful characters, live music, laughter and the very evil King Rat. Suitable for ages 6+ Dick Whittington is the perfect Christmas treat.Performers Kulvinder Ghir (the Bollywood Prince), Rosalind James (Alice), Simon Kunz (King Rat), Paul J Medford (The Cat), Shaun Prendergast (Sarah the Cook), Steven Webb (Dick Whittington), Alan Davies (voice - Bow), Stephen Fry (voice - Bell).
Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Author Joel Horwood. Author Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Director Steve Marmion. Design Tom Scutt. Sound Nick Manning. Lighting David Holmes. Music Tom Mills. Choreographer Lainie Baird.
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