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VenueEventim Apollo
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From22nd December 2000
To21st January 2001
WhenMon-Sat 19:30, Dec 22 at 19:00, Sun 13:00, Mats various days, contact theatre.
What is currently on at Eventim Apollo (V265)

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His CatT0508824252
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.

Archive :: production:T0508824252, panto:S01059686152, venue:V265

Production details

Music taken from Emerson, Lake and Palmer.


Producer Effective Theatrical Productions
Author Bryan Blackburn
Director Jim Davidson
Performer Jim Davidson (Dick)
Performer John Virgo (Captain Creep)
Performer Victor Spinetti (King Rat)
Performer Freddie Lees (Dick Whittington)
Performer John Lyons
Performer Dave Kristian
Performer Alan Morley
Performer Louisa Landon
Performer Wanda Harper
Performer Jane Kennedy
Performer Leslie Bloxham
Performer Andrea Durrant
Performer Annette Harry
Performer Simone Spiteri
Performer Tasha Leeper
Performer Emma Howells
Performer Odette Newman
Performer Lynsey Rankine
Performer Mike Toon
Performer Steve Hughes
Performer Phil Hill
Performer Anton Winmill
Performer Michaela Berry
Lighting Nigel Catmur
Costume Midland Costumes
Sound Rick Price
Choreographer Jane Kennedy

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