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Dick Whittington and His Cat archivePantomime 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 listings for Dick Whittington and His Cat

Work type: Panto.


Producer Paul Holman Associations. Director Alex Weatherhill. Performer Dave Benson Phillips. Performer Myra Dubois. Performer Benjamin Connor. Performer Charley Maclaren.
14 Dec 18 to 24 Feb 19The Spotlight (formerly Broxbourne Civic Hall), Hoddesdon :: V47
listing details L1073117367


Author Steve Marmion. Director Steve Marmion.
23 Nov 18 to 6 Jan 19The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L0377720692


Producer Jordan Productions. Performer Toddy Carty (KIng Rat). Performer Martyn Knight (Sarah the Cook). Performer Tucker (Idle Jack). Performer Katherine Glover (Dick Whittington). Performer Francesca Leyland (Alice Fitzwarren).
8 Dec 17 to 14 Jan 18Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L649078361


Producer PR Productions.
10 Jan 17 to 21 Jan 17Abbey Theatre and Arts Centre, Nuneaton :: V1009
listing details L176964773


Author Al Morley. Author Matt Crosby. Director Carole Todd. Performer Matt Crosby (Sarah the Cook). Performer Paul Nicholas (King Rat). Performer Robert Duncan. Performer Holly Easterbrrok (Dick Whittington). Performer Robert Rees (Idle Jack). Performer Rhiannon Porter (Alice Fitzwarren). Performer Dawn Hope (Fairy Bowbells).
1 Dec 16 to 8 Jan 17Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01822082642


Producer Jordan Productions.
14 Dec 16 to 4 Jan 17Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar :: V48
listing details L1915935148


Producer Questors Theatre. Author Ben Crocker.
12 Dec 15 to 2 Jan 16Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
listing details L1014294914


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+.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).
22 Nov 14 to 3 Jan 15Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
listing details L01998765908


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.
4 Dec 13 to 11 Jan 14Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L1584061534


Producer Kathryn Curry. Company Spittal Variety Group. Author Peter Denyer. Musical Director Aubrey Sanderson.
17 Jan 12 to 22 Jan 12The Maltings, Berwick-on-Tweed :: V986
listing details L1127136881


Producer Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Author Daniel O'Brien. Music Peter White. Director Colin Blumenau. Design Will Hargreaves.
25 Nov 11 to 15 Jan 12Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L01992419301

All New Version - T01490163738

Originally produced by the Lyric Hammersmith.Author Joel Horwood. Author Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Author Steve Marmion. Director Simon Thompson. Performer Nathan Bryon (Cat). Performer Russel Hicken (Sarah the Cook). Performer Aaron White (Dick).
7 Dec 11 to 2 Jan 12Little Theatre, Sheringham :: V74
listing details L0974449767


The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as traditional pantomime once again returns to the Lyric. Join Dick Whittington and his cat as they journey to London to find their fortune in a brand new show full of colourful characters, live music, laughter and the very evil King Rat. Suitable for ages 6+ Dick Whittington is the perfect Christmas treat.Producer Lyric Hammersmith. Author Joel Horwood. Author Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Director Steve Marmion. Design Tom Scutt. Sound Nick Manning. Lighting David Holmes. Music Tom Mills. Choreographer Lainie Baird. Performer Kulvinder Ghir (the Bollywood Prince). Performer Rosalind James (Alice). Performer Simon Kunz (King Rat). Performer Paul J Medford (The Cat). Performer Shaun Prendergast (Sarah the Cook). Performer Steven Webb (Dick Whittington). Performer Alan Davies (voice - Bow). Performer Stephen Fry (voice - Bell).
27 Nov 10 to 8 Jan 11Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
listing details L483197076


Producer Arts Theatre Cambridge. Author Brad Fitt. Author Dave Murphy. Author Scott Richie. Performer Julie Buckfield (Dick Whittington). Performer Brad Fitt (Sarah the Cook). Performer Matt Crosby (Idle Jack). Performer James Hirst (KIng Rat). Performer John Pennington (Alderman Fitzwarren). Performer Amy Castledine (Alice Fitzwarren). Performer Lisa Millar (Fairy Bowbells).
10 Dec 09 to 17 Jan 10Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0658071713


Running time approx. 2hrs including intervalCorporate Sponsor Kingham Hill School. Author Ben Crocker. Music Thomas Johnson. Director John Terry. Design William Fricker. Lighting Amy Southeard. Performer Jason Langley (Dick Whittington). Performer Emma Carroll (Tommy the Cat). Performer Jessica Ellerby (Good Fairy). Performer Paul Lacoux (Captain/Sultan). Performer Laurence Aldridge (Idle Jack). Performer Ian Blower (Sarah The Cook).
17 Nov 09 to 9 Jan 10Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L0514624691


Performer Patric Keams (Sarah the Cook). Performer Griffin Stevens (Dick). Performer Paul Crosby (Alderman Fitzwarren). Performer Elizabeth Hill (Queen Rat). Performer Louise Faulkner (Fairy Bowbells).
4 Dec 09 to 3 Jan 10Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L154539323


Producer Pele Productions. Performer Jack Ryder. Performer Adele Silva.
12 Dec 08 to 4 Jan 09Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L0115258672


Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Director Hannah Chissick.
3 Dec 08 to 3 Jan 09Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L694254053


Supported by John Lewis Watford and Herts MercuryProducer Watford Palace. Author Joyce Branagh. Director Joyce Branagh. Design Keith Orton. Musical Director John Rigby. Choreographer Nikki Woollaston. Lighting John Harris. Director Kay Magson (casting). Performer Dale Superville (the cat). Performer Howard Coggins (Dame - Sarah the Cook). Performer Liza Pullman (Fairy Bow Bells). Performer Alice Jackson (King Neptune's daughter Alice). Performer Jeff Nicholson (King Neptune/Alderman Fitzwarre). Performer Tom Bradley (Dick Whittington). Performer Natasha Cox (Nat the Rat). Performer Peter Holdway (King Rat).
27 Nov 08 to 3 Jan 09Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L356232998


Producer Hackney Empire. Author Susie McKenna. Director Susie McKenna. Design Lotte Collett. Costume Lotte Collett. Musical Director Steven Edis. Performer Clive Rowe (Sarah the Cook). Performer David Ashley (King Rat). Performer Tameka Empson (Fairy Bowbells). Performer Kat (Idle Jack). Performer Tony Whittle (Aldeman Fitzwarren). Performer Hannah Jane Fox (Dick). Performer Sophia Ragavelas (Alice). Performer Mike Denman (Cat).
1 Dec 07 to 12 Jan 08Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L1267899166


Producer BITE06. Author Mark Ravenhill. Director Edward Hall. Design Michael Howells. Lighting Ben Ormerod. Choreographer Emma Tunmore. Sound Matt Mackenzie. Musical Director Sarah Travis. Performer Roger Lloyd Pack (Sarah the Cook). Performer Sam Kelly (Alderman Fitzwarren). Performer Debbie Chazen (Fairy BowBells). Performer Derek Elroy (Tommy the Cat). Performer Miles Jupp (Second Mate). Performer Toby Sedgwick (First Mate). Performer Caroline Sheen (Alice). Performer Summer Strallen (Dick). Performer Danny Worters (Lazy Jack).
29 Nov 06 to 20 Jan 07Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L01162180211


Producer Paul Holman Associates.
18 Dec 06 to 14 Jan 07The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare :: V865
listing details L689291732


Producer Peter Frosdick. Producer Martin Dodd (for UK Productions). Performer Ray Meagher (King Rat). Performer Alf Stewart. Performer Steve Royle (Idle Jack). Performer Andrew Newton-Lee (Dick). Performer Helen Bowden (Fairy Bow Bells). Performer Michelle Hughes (Alice Fitzwarren). Performer Mark Two (Captain). Performer Charles Burden (Sarah the Cook).
8 Dec 06 to 6 Jan 07Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool :: V518
listing details L2017754372


Author Stuart Ardern.
5 Jan 05 to 15 Jan 05South London Theatre, Outer London :: V329
listing details L2143522601


Producer Eastbourne Theatres. Performer Louise Jameson (Fairy Bow-Bells). Performer Mark Curry (King Rat). Performer Tim Flavin (Idle Jack). Performer Tiffany Graves (Dick Whittington).
9 Dec 04 to 9 Jan 05Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
listing details L506770269


Company Applause Productions.
21 Dec 04Canolfan Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead :: V068529436
listing details L912714392


Producer Derek Grant Organisation.
29 Oct 04Civic Hall, Winsford :: V471
listing details L0673272709


Company The Footlights.
8 Jan 04 to 10 Jan 04Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L1489265835


Corporate Sponsor Hendon Times.
16 Dec 03 to 4 Jan 04Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar :: V48
listing details L0940385985


Company Cherryhill Theatre Company. Author Judy Shone.
3 Dec 03 to 6 Dec 03Avenue Theatre, Sittingbourne :: V689
listing details L2129064316


Producer Derby Playhouse. Author Mark Clements. Director Mark Clements. Design Colin Mayes. Lighting Alexandra Stafford. Sound Nick Greenhill.
26 Nov 02 to 18 Jan 03Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
listing details L324659895


Producer Civic Centre. Producer AVDC (AVDC (in association with The Proper Pantomime Company). Author Jeanette Ranger. Author Christopher Lillicrap. Performer Arthur Bostrom. Performer Kim Hartman.
14 Dec 02 to 5 Jan 03Civic Centre Theatre, Aylesbury :: V744
listing details L1009325101


Performer Arthur Bostrom. Performer Kim Hartman.
14 Dec 02 to 5 Jan 03Civic Centre Theatre, Aylesbury :: V744
listing details L01144204068


Company Stage Further Productions. Performer Peter Dan (King Rat).
14 Dec 02 to 4 Jan 03Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L52244215


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).
7 Dec 02 to 4 Jan 03Civic Theatre, Leeds :: V974
listing details L054279656


Company Lancaster Footlights. Author Tom Walker.
6 Dec 02 to 28 Dec 02Grand Theatre, Lancaster :: V521
listing details L1750595948


Company Cambridge Arts Theatre. Author Michael Kirk. Author Ian Saunders. Director Christopher Biggins. Performer Christopher Biggins (Sarah the Cook). Performer Michael Kirk (King Rat).
14 Dec 01 to 13 Jan 02Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L1677294076


Company BMOS Youththeatre.
14 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Old Rep, Birmingham :: V147
listing details L0955490070


Company Nuneaton Pantomime and Revue Society.
13 Feb 01 to 17 Feb 01Bedworth Civic Hall, Bedworth :: V127
listing details L979225737


Author Desmond Barrit. Author Rikki Jay. Director Desmond Barrit. Music Roger Davison. Choreographer Alison Golding. Costume Diane Martin. Lighting Ian Greeves. Performer Paul Shane (King Rat). Performer Faith Brown (Fairy Bow Bells). Performer Rikki Jay (Idle Jack). Performer Rodger Bremble (Sarah the Cook). Performer Grant Neal (Dick Whittington). Performer Tara Wilkinson (Alice Fitzwarren). Performer Helen McDermott (Sultana of Boomberoomba). Performer Rodger Bremble. Performer Tara Wilkinson. Performer Peter Whitbread. Performer Grant Neal. Performer Robert Gill.
23 Dec 00 to 27 Jan 01Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L01493416014


Author Robert Marlowe. Company Sinodun Players.
12 Jan 01 to 27 Jan 01The Corn Exchange Theatre, Wallingford :: V792
listing details L0447071783


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.
22 Dec 00 to 21 Jan 01Eventim Apollo, West End :: V265
listing details L01974003693


Author Jeff Clarke. Director Johnny Worthy. Music Sarah Travis. Design Colin Winslow. Costume Tina Bicat. Performer Charles Baker (Dick Whittington). Performer Nicola Lloyd (Tommy the Cat). Performer Kim Harwood (Spirit of the Bells). Performer Jim McManus (Sarah the Cook). Performer Sean Kingsley (King Rat/Sultan of Morocco). Performer Ann Marcuson (Alice Fitzwarren). Performer Maitland Chandler (Alderman Fitzwarren).
1 Dec 00 to 13 Jan 01Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L1635552810


Company Gantry Youth Theatre.
11 Jan 01 to 13 Jan 01The Gantry, Southampton :: V779
listing details L235312017


Company Kippax Amateur Operatic Society.
10 Jan 00 to 15 Jan 00General, Leeds :: V1058
listing details L01405216200


Kippax celebrates their 40th anniversary.Company Kippax Amateur Operatic Society.
10 Jan 00 to 15 Jan 00General, General :: V1280
listing details L15095333


Performer Anita Dobson. Performer Paul Moriarty. Director Susie McKenna.
10 Dec 98 to 10 Jan 99Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L01769028560


Company Wellingborough Pantomime Society.
1 Jan 99 to 9 Jan 99Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
listing details L1595891891

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