FDS - Dick Whittington poster

Dick Whittington star

A pantomime by Alan Frayn
Friday 28 January 2011 - Saturday 29 January 2011
Friday 4 February 2011 - Saturday 5 February 2011
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Karen Whiffen

Performances start 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier. Each performance lasts approximately 2½ hours. Matinées on Saturdays only.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. Concessions £6.
Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

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.

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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Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister

6 shows were performed over 4 days.