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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.


Bonnie Langford (Dick Whittington), Nichola McAuliffe (Fairy Bow Bells), Paul Hendy (Idle Jack), Sylvester McCoy (King Rat), Royce Mills (Sarah the Cook), Claire Huckle (Alice Fitzwarren), Graham James (Alderman Fitzwarren), Scott St Martyn (Captain Cuttle)


Corporate Sponsor: Debenhams
Producer: Yvonne Arnaud
Director: Gerry Tebbutt
Choreographer: Gerry Tebbutt
Author(s): Peter Denyer, Paul Hendy (additional material)
Design: Helga Wood
Costume: Helga Wood

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington (Panto) production archive for QTIX code T1135254333. Details of all Dick Whittington archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5912

Archive Listings

12 Dec 03
4 Jan 04
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey
Performance Details => Venue archive


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