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Dick Whittington

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A traditional panto featuring favourite characters: Dick, Fitzwarren and his lovely daughter Alice, Fairy Dot, scheming King Rat, Sarah the Cook, Idle Jack, Captain Kipper and Mister Mate.  Not forgetting the Sultan of Morocco plus a Mermaid. Hilarity guaranteed plus slapstick, romance and fun!

And a rather clever cat….

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Additional information

Author

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Genre

Panto

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

120

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

4

Either

11

Total Cast

18

Synopsis

Now I expect you all know the story of brave Dick and how he became Mayor of London, but in case you don’t or you need to remind your parents, it is the tale of an intrepid young man who walks from his home in Gloucestershire all the way to London to find work.

Once there, he meets and befriends a cat, Tommy, who proves to be both mischievous and exceedingly clever.  Dick manages to get a job at Fitzwarren’s Stores where he meets the gorgeous Alice and falls in love with her.  But this is just the beginning of his tale.

What follows is a fast-paced adventure involving the wicked scheming of King Rat and his army of rats, an ocean voyage, shipwreck, treachery and redemption plus an assortment of songs, jokes and traditional panto routines.  Oh yes there are!

You will also encounter a cast of colourful characters; Fairy Dot, complete with powerful magic and a terrible memory, Sarah the Cook who’s dumplings are the talk of the town, Idle Jack the apprentice who works in the store, allegedly, Captain Kipper and Mister Mate, a right pair of muddling mariners, a mysterious, musical Mermaid and the mighty Sultan of Morocco with his fanatical followers.

So join us as we explore the true story of Dick Whittington … and his cat.  This Fresh, New, Original Pantomime has something for every audience.

Cast

King Rat: – (M/F)                            Evil, so evil.  Wants to rule London, Morocco, the world!

Alice: (F)                                         Principal Girl.  Everyone loves Alice, which presents problems.

Mister Fitzwarren: – (M)             Alice’s father and owner of Fitzwarren’s Stores.

Idle Jack: – (M/F)                         Fitzwarren’s apprentice who works in the store.  Allegedly.

Fairy Dot: – (F)                              The good, but forgetful, Fairy.

Sarah the Cook: – (M)                  Fitzwarren’s cook and our Dame.

Dick Whittington: – (F)               Principal Boy and our hero.

Tommy: – (M/F)                           A cat (and the real hero).

Captain Kipper: – (M/F)             Skipper of the ship and one half of the comedy duo.

Mister Mate: – (M/F)                  The other half of comedy duo.

Able Seaman Abel: – (M/F)       A sailor.

Tramp: – (M/F)                            A tramp with an exceptional singing voice.

Mermaid: – (F)                             An undersea dweller.

Hassim & Wassim:(M/F)          The Sultan’s Guards.

Fezabel: – (M/F)                          Keeper of the Harem.

Sultan: – (M)                                 Sultan of Morocco.

Town Crier: – (M/F)                    A town crier.

The Chorus:  – (M/F)                  As rats, Shop Customers, Sailors, Harem Girls

3 Male, 4 Female, 11 Male or Female, plus Chorus.

Sample

pp019

Previous Performances

First performed by the Stanley Players, King Stanley, Stroud.  Jan 2018

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