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.
|Tiddles the Cat
|The Sultan of Morocco
|Mist of the Moon
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
||Bill Nuttall / Colin Richardson