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Dick Whittington

  • 04 Dec 1975
  • 20:00
  • 07 Dec 1975
  • 15:00
  • Théâtre Pitoëff, Geneva

Dick Whittington 1975


Dick Whittington and His Cat is an English folktale based on the real-life Richard Whittington (c. 1354–1423). Legend has it that he rose from a poverty-stricken childhood to become Lord Mayor of London, thanks to the fortune he made by selling his cat to a rat-infested country. The story is a pantomime favourite, and the Society has produced more than one version. The 1975 production contains all the modern additions: a King Rat everyone can boo and hiss at, the Sultan of Morocco and his rat-infested kingdom, and a love interest in the person of Alderman Fitzwarren's daughter, Alice. It also marked the first appearance on a GAOS stage of Susan Lloyd, who would become a pillar of the Society in the coming years decades.


Angelus  Anthea Dunning 
King Rat Keith Rogers
King Neptune  David Thompson
Dick Whittington Helen Estinel
Tiddles the Cat 
Joan Seery
Alderman Fitzwarren
Bill O’Neill
Alice Fitzwarren
Angela Shiels
Sarah (Dame) Derek French
Idle Jack                                   
Peter Barnett
Captain Maine-Mast
Margery Jackson
Susan Lloyd
Bill John Tracey
Ben Keith Miller
The Sultan of Morocco Adrian Esterman
Mist of the Moon Pat Simpson
Suzanne Eugster
Desert Flower   
Pam Stephens
Rose Petal   
Ulrike Schrack


Elaine Brangwin, Penny French, Nina Laude, Julia Muddiman, Susan Parsons, Maggie Sutton, Robin Brown, Dimitri Dacos, Ernie Eugster, Jim Jackson, Andrew Moore, Trevor Perry, Howard Springett


Graham Broomfield, Susan Broomfield, Simon Hytten, Michael Jackson, Susan Jackson, Laura Simpson, Karen Barnett, Sarah Dykes, Alison Grant, Lisa Jackson, Annik von Känel, Sarah von Känel, Catherine Nuttall, Deborah Stevens


Directors  Bill Nuttall / Colin Richardson
Musical Director  Colin Richardson
Choreographer Howard Hornfeld
Children's Choreographer Kath French
Stage Manager 
Alan Grant
Set Design  Jenny Buffle
Set Construction  Steve Bastin
Lighting  Steve Toynbee
Fiona Spencer
Wardrobe Diana Rogers
Make-up   Pat Broomfield
Props   Cynthia Bowley



Dick Whittington Poster


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