UKTW - 25 years online

Details

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.

Cast/Performers

Steve McFadden (King Rat), Joe McElderry (Dick Whittington), Bobby Davro (Idle Jack), Sheila Ferguson (Spirit of the Bells), Suzanne Shaw (Sarah), Andrew Ryan (Sarah the Cook), Jamal Crawford (Sultan of Morocco), Josh Baker (Feline Sidekick), Rhianne Alleyne, Charlotte Alloway, Ellie Birchall, Ross Bremner, Harrison Dowzell, Shallan Gohil, Alexander Locke, Liam Morris, Megan Speirs

Creatives/Company

Producer: Qdos Entertainment
Director: Andrew Wright
Choreographer: Andrew Wright
Music: Gary Hid (musical supervision)
Lighting: Matt Clutterham
Design: Ian Westbrook
Company: Lindsey Read School of Dance
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington (Panto) production archive for QTIX code T0113489305. Details of all Dick Whittington archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5912

Archive Listings

15 Dec 18
to
6 Jan 19
Mayflower Theatre
Southampton
Hampshire

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