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Performance

VenueMilton Keynes Theatre
Other spaces: MK Theatre
TownMilton Keynes
CountyBuckinghamshire
From10th December 2010
To16th January 2011
WhenTimes vary, check with Box Office
What is currently on at Milton Keynes Theatre (V754)

Dick Whittington

Dick WhittingtonT1351297029
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:T1351297029, panto:S5912, venue:V754

Production details

Special Performances


  • 5 Jan 11 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 5 Jan 11 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)

Company

Corporate Sponsor Robinsons
Performer Luke Perry
Performer Joanna page
Performer Stavros Flatley

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