Dick Whittington and Wondercat
Published by Samuel French Ltd
Large Mixed Cast
The townsfolk of London gather to greet Sir Richard Whittington on his installation as Lord Mayor
A voice of dissent in the crowd belongs to a young boy who resents the acclaim given to "'a wealthy nob like him", who is unlikely to help ordinary folk
The crowd explains to the boy that this Lord Mayor is different and has helped many ordinary people ....
They then tell the story of Dick Whittington
And the boy plays the young Dick
Dick wins the friendship of young Alice, and becomes involved with the Fitzwarren family
And a brace of swash-buckling pirates
And the lovable Wondercat
And a traditional 'dame' Bertha the Cook
Dick's story takes him from the depths of despair and disgrace to his triumph, with Wondercat, defeating the rats infesting the home of the Queen of the Barbary Coast - who turns out to have been educated in England!
"Master of the panto David Wood has done it again a huge success the children loved it the whole show was just magic" ~ Recorder Advertiser
"A panto with everything colour, excitement, pathos, a lot of humour, and a wonderful understanding of children brilliant children's author David Wood has done it again a triumph the author's clear understanding of youngsters' minds" ~ Thurrock Gazette