Performance

VenueNew Wimbledon Theatre
Other spaces: New Wimbledon Studio, Time and Leisure Studio
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From13th December 1997
To25th January 1998
What is currently on at New Wimbledon Theatre (V341)

Dick Whittington

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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 :: panto:S5912, venue:V341

Production details

[Lesley Joseph, [John Nettles, [Jeffrey Holland, [Bill Pertwee. See website for details of how to WIN tickets to see this show!

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