UKTW - 25 years online
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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

Tim Freeman, Dennis Herman, Paul Mihell, Harry Myers, James Nickerson, Nick Sutcliffe, Sara Williams, Anita Wood, Lucy Byford, Nicola Hart, Chris Hart, George Pearce, Harriet Kendall, Hannah Barham, Dawn Shand, Carrie Bassett, Donna Aspinall, Jocelyn Harris, Alice Bushell

Creatives/Company

Company: The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Director(s): Chris Batsone, Nick Meredith (music)
Design: Will Hargreaves
Choreographer: Angela Morgan

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington (Panto) production archive for QTIX code T628641025. Details of all Dick Whittington archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5912

Archive Listings

8 Dec 00
to
14 Jan 01
Theatre Royal
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk

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