by Dave Buchanan published 1999, revised 2004
Suitable for All Groups
The plot follows fairly traditional lines: the adventures in London and Morocco of Dick and Tommy the cat, where the latter makes the former's fortune. And all this despite the efforts of a delightfully fiendish King Rat. A fresh version of the classic adventure story with the added ingredients of comedy and spectacle.
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. Dick is given the chance of organising a trading expedition to Morocco, but is prevented from doing so by the evil schemes of King Rat. However he manages to join the expedition and with the helpof Fairy Snow, Tommy, and cook Dolly Doolittle he makes good and returns in triumph to London and Alice.
Players: 7 Male, 6 Female, 1 M/F Parts
Cast: Dolly Doolittle, Walter Winkle, Alderman Fitzwarren, Alice Fitzwarren, Percy Partridge, Dick Whittington, Tommy, King Rat, Fairy Snow, Captain Joshua Bilge, The Mate, Maisie, Daisy, Princess Taffeta, Selima, Cremona
Sets: 5 Main Sets
Period: Mediaeval London, 14th/15th century
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes include details of the ship and shipwreck; FX and musical numbers suggested.
Download Sample Script: Dick Whittington