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VenueCivic Theatre
CountyWest Yorkshire
From7th December 2002
To4th January 2003
WhenCheck with Box Office for times
PricesFrom £7.00. To £7.00.
What is currently on at Civic Theatre (V974)

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His CatT1556786745
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:T1556786745, panto:S01059686152, venue:V974

Production details

Special Performances

  • 10 Dec 02 Sign Interpreted


Producer Chris Fox Productions (in association with Leeds Leisure Services)
Performer Chris Fox (Fanny the Cook)
Performer Mark Baylin (Idle Jack)
Performer Liz Maher (Dick)
Performer David John (Alderman Fitzwarren)
Performer James English (King Rat)
Performer Glynn Mills (Sergeant Ping)
Performer Greg Mills (Constable Pong)
Performer Jill Kemp (Alice)

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