This action-packed musical gives an insight into life in the middle ages, and shows the importance of hard work, kindness and luck!
Young Dick Whittington leaves Gloucestershire for London, where 'the streets are paved with gold!' On his journey to success, he meets several colourful characters. Street urchins try to scare him off from their patch, and a cocky Rat gives him more grief. But his luck changes when he buys a cat who makes his fortune in Africa. After marrying the boss's daughter, Dick becomes Lord Mayor of London three times!
Whether true or folklore, 'Dick Whittington' remains a favourite story, and there is even a memorial to Dick and his cat on Highgate Hill.
Age range: 5-14, Duration: 50-60 mins
Cast: 25 to 40 solo speaking and group singing parts * = Solo singing
Dick Whittington – as a boy* & man*, Alice Fitzwarren – as a girl* & woman*, Captain Fitzwarren*, Sarah Sourdough* –cook, *Mistress Bowbells, Tommy Cat, King Rat, Sultana, Saffron–Sultana's maid Travellers: Ma, Pa, Milo, Kizzie, Luca, Lala & Rosie, Esmeralda–horse, Craftsmen: *Cobbler, *Tailor, *Tinker & *Barber, Street Urchins: Sparrow, Jackdaw, Magpie & StarlingSailors: Bagabones, Coxswain, Boatswain, Riggers, Swabbies & Cabin Boy
Class Choruses: Townsfolk, Rats, Cats, Sailors, Barbary Dancers
Musical styles include folk, shanty, jazz, march, rock, & part-singing.
Curricular Content: Relationships, Folklore, Drama, Comedy: Significant People, Historic Events, Places & Occupations: Christmas, Pantomime: People & Places, Travel
Review: You should be very proud of your work… indeed, it was the 4th production I have seen or been involved with, so my praise is not without good reason.Once again, thank you and let’s hope we can work together again, in the near future! - Yours sincerely, Sean Kinsella
A Performing Licence is required to perform this musical to a public audience including parents.