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Dick Whittington
and his cat – the tale as recorded by Fred Chaucer

9th—17th January 2009 at Headley Village Hall

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Cast List . . .

Dick Whittington, a poor boy from Gloucester Mel White
Puss, a curious and cultivated cat Dil Williamson-Smith
Alderman Fitzwarren, wealthy London merchant David Burnham
Alice Fitzwarren, his daughter Isabelle Glinn
Sally Forth, the Alderman's Cook Tina Wareham
Madame Lilywhite, owner of a local emporium Teresa Marsh
Claud Everley, Madame Lilywhite's chief buyer Nick Webb
Jasper de Mauditt, son of Alderman Emile de Mauditt Lee Carter
Captain Carwash, of the good ship 'Guzunda' John McGregor
Boatswain Jangles, of the same good ship Vicky Chappell
Roger, their cabin boy Christopher Potts
Fred Chaucer, Geoffrey's less-talented brother Dan Radford
The Sultan, a monarch in Morocco David Green
The Sultana, his current wife Kay McGregor
Aziz, the Sultan's Vizir Mavis Standing
King Rat, scourge of the Sultan Rod Sharp
Roland Rat, a raucous rat Sarah Cain
Ronald Rat, a ridiculous rat Katherine Wellen
Roderick Rat, a rested rat Emily Downs

Townspeople, Traders, Sailors, Moroccans, etc: Emma-Kate Bentley, Sarah Cain, Abbie Cope, Emily Downs, Wendy Downs, Karina Farnlucher, Maggie Farnlucher, David Green, Kay McGregor, Chloe Porter, Mavis Standing, Jean Teuten, Katherine Wellen, Rachel Whittaker

Rats and Kittens – junior chorus: Holly Chappell, Adam Clark, Emma Crane, Thomas Hiller, Zak White, Zya White, Elizabeth Wood


Production Team

Author/Director — Jo Smith

Musical Director — Jo Levy, Instrumentalists Martin Levy (guitar), Paul Wareham (percussion), Jo Smith (electric bass)

Junior Rehearsals — Sarah Cain, Vicky Chappell, Mel White

Choreography — Teresa Marsh, Tina Wareham, Dil Williamson-Smith

Wardrobe — Dil Williamson-Smith

Stage Manager — Paul Heath

Lighting/Sound — Martin Wellen

Set Construction — Paul Heath, Pru Harrold, David Green, Paul Wareham

Publicity — Tina Wareham


List of Scenes . . .

Act I

The Prologue: Dick the vagabond
1 A street in London
2 Up an alley in London
3 At the Docks
4 A street in London
5 In Alderman Fitzwarren's offices
6 On Highgate Hill
7 At the Docks

**** INTERVAL ****

Act II

The Interlogue: Alderman Fitzwarren explains
1 A port in Morocco
2 In a Moroccan alley
3 On the voyage home
4 Back in Alderman Fitzwarren's office
5 Preparing for a wedding
6 The rats return! + Community Song
7 The wedding procession through London

The play runs for approximately 2 hours including the interval


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