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Performance

VenueLyric Hammersmith Theatre
Other spaces: Studio
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From22nd November 2014
Opened29th November 2014
To3rd January 2015
WhenTimes vary, check with Box Office
PricesFrom £15.00. To £35.00.
What is currently on at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre (V315)

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His CatT01510021571
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:T01510021571, panto:S01059686152, venue:V315

Production details

The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as the Lyric's traditional panto returns for a 6th spectacular year. We are delighted to welcome Dick Whittington and his Cat to W6 for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Recommended for those aged 6+.

UKTW News/Reviews

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Company

Producer Lyric Hammersmith
Author Tom Wells
Director Dan Herd
Design Oliver Townsend
Costume Katie Lias
Lighting Tim Deiling
Music James Fortune
Sound Nick Manning
Choreographer Lainie Baird
Director Jim Arnold (casting for Pippa Ailion Casting)
Director Tatiana Hennessy (associate director)
Performer Stewart Wright (Baps the fun-loving Cook)

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