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Dick Whittington star

A pantomime by Alan P 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
Producer: Dave Headey
Musical Director: Marianna Raho

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

Cast (in order of appearance):

Dick Whittington - Abby Benson
Alderman Fitzwarren - Gary Field
Alice - Jenny Whiffen
Dolly Dumpling - Michael Tipper
Idle Jack - Seb Allum
Captain Cuttlefish - Joan Lee
Scupper - Lois Wells
Tom - Jo Garrard
King Rat - Debbie Lock
Assistant to King Rat - Laurence Cain
Fairy Bowbells - Carole Tappenden
Sultan of Morocco - Joshua Ascroft; Matthew Warner
Ratlings - Becky Arlott; Kelsey Law; Addie-Rose Lewis; Kate Robbins
Native Guards - Charlotte Allum; Emma Butcher; Megan Evatt; Phoebe Shaw
Chorus - Nicci Armer; Kirsty Bayliss; Emily Carter; Anna Dyet; Katie Goodwin; Lucy Groves; Sally Hayter; Chloe Jordison; Beth Porter; Tara Preston; Verity Roberts; Georgia Stevens; Carolyn Taylor; Jo Webster; Hazel Wells
Orchestra: Piano/Recorder - Harriet Warner
Clarinet/Saxophone - Debra Warner
Clarinet/Saxophone - Elli Morton
Guitar - Richard Lock
Bass Guitar - Pete Haskins
Drums - Alex Warner

See programme for further details.

Production No.166 (6 shows were performed over 4 days)