Dick Whittington & His Cat
by Vicky Orman published January 2012
Suitable for All Groups
Vicky Orman's new version of the classic adventure story has all the traditional characters, plus two fairies, Bowbells and Dingdong, a remarkable talking cat, Tommy, and a truly villainous King Rat and his two henchrats Itchy and Scratchy. The fun is provided by Sarah the Cook and Idle Jack.
Dick Whittington comes to London with his cat Tommy to seek his fortune. He is employed by Alderman Fitzwarren, and falls in love with the Alderman's daughter Alice. King Rat, bent on world domination, contrives Dick's downfall, but when the Alderman organises a expedition to Morocco, Dick gets the chance for redemption (with the help of Tommy the Cat of course), and wins a fortune and Alice's hand in marriage.
Players: 5 male 4 female 3 male or female
Cast: Dick Whittington, Alice Fitzwarren, Tommy the Cat, Sarah the Cook, Idle Jack, Alderman Fitzwarren, King Rat, Itchy & Scratchy, comedy duo, Fairy Bowbells, Fairy Dingdong, Sultan of Morocco
Sets: London & Morocco
Period: Mediaeval, 14th/15th century
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
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