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Other spaces: Salberg Studio
From4th December 2013
To11th January 2014
WhenTimes vary, check with Box Office
PricesFrom £12.00. To £20.00.
What is currently on at Playhouse (V923)

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Dick Whittington and His CatT1548038279
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:T1548038279, panto:S01059686152, venue:V923

Special Performances

  • 18 Dec 13 Sign Interpreted
  • 19 Dec 13 Audio Described
  • 19 Dec 13 Audio Described
  • 2 Jan 14 Audio Described
  • 2 Jan 14 Audio Described


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Producer Salisbury Playhouse
Author Andrew Pollard
Music Kieran Buckeridge
Lyrics Andrew Pollard
Lyrics Kieran Buckeridge
Director Joyce Branaagh
Design Keith Orton
Musical Director Rebekah Hughes
Choreographer Maggie Rawlinson
Lighting Peter Hunter
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