Dick Whittington

A pantomime by Peter Webster
27/28 Jan, 2/3 Feb 2018
Faringdon Junior School, Oxfordshire
Director: Peter Webster

Matinées 2:30pm Evenings 7:30pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Each performance lasts approximately 2h30m.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. No concessions.
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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 the life of Sir Richard Whittington (1354-1423). The traditional story tells how Dick, a boy from a poor Gloucestershire 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, he hears the Bow Bells of London ringing, and believes they are sending him a message.

This will be the debue production of a brand new pantomime written by our own Peter Webster (his tenth).

Synopsis: Dick and his cat Calico have arrived in London Town seeking to make their fortunes, only to find that they are not at all welcome as the locals are very suspicious of strangers. However, Alderman Fitzwarren’s adopted daughter Alice persuades her father to give Dick a chance by giving him a job, much to Fitzwarren’s wife Phobia’s displeasure. Calico is also taken on to help Tapioca Dripping, Fitzwarren’s cook, keep marauding rats out of her pantry…

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To read more or purchase the script please visit the PetePanto.co.uk website.