This action-packed musical gives an insight into life in the middle ages, and shows the importance of hard work, kindness and luck! In his adventures, Dick is helped by a clever cat and several other colourful characters. He make his fortune in Africa, marries the boss's daughter and 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: 6-14, KS1, KS2, KS3 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
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.