Dick Whittington star

A pantomime by Alan Frayn
28/29 Jan, 4/5 Feb 2011
Faringdon Junior School
Director: Karen Whiffen

dick-whittington-2011-6Dick Whittington is a character in a story that was adapted to the stage in 1605 and became popular as a pantomime subject in the 19th century, called Dick Whittington and His Cat, very loosely based on Richard Whittington. The traditional story tells how Dick, a boy from a poor family, sets out for London to make his fortune, accompanied by, or later acquiring, his cat. At first he meets with little success, and is tempted to return home. However, on his way out of the city, whilst climbing Highgate Hill from modern-day Archway, he hears the Bow Bells of London ringing, and believes they are sending him a message.

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star Dick Whittington came 3rd in the Oxfordshire Drama Network Pantomime Competition and was nominated for a NODA Pantomime Award.

star Seb Allum who played Idle Jack was awarded a special award for “Most Outstanding Young Actor”

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More info?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Whittington#Dick_Whittington_-_Stage_character
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Whittington

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Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister