Daring Dick Whittington


By Anthony James  – Music by Tim Spencer, Katherine Brookes & Daniel Hewitt


A Potty Panto


Dick Whittington comes from a rich background. Unfortunately, he is not going to inherit any of his families fortune, so he’s on his own. Luckily, he has a head for business and becomes a merchant selling fine cloth. He decides to head to London to make his fortune. He takes with him his best friend, Simon Lookout, the local village idiot and part time inventor, and Simon’s mother, the indomitable Sarah the Cook, who invites herself along for the adventure.

On the journey to London they find a stray cat and decide to take it with them. Just as they arrive the capital city is plunged into chaos by an invasion of plague carrying rats. Can Dick and his friends save the day? Will Dick Whittington make his fortune?

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What you get?

The Script

With stage suggestions

Music Score

Full libretto score

 MP3 tracks

performance backing

 MP3 tracks

backing so your children learn the tunes

Art pack

Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials

Made up of: Main Show Script with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack – MP3 file  with Performance and Backing tracks – Libretto Music Score – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License

Cast List

Simon Lookout –                                Good hearted village idiot and amateur inventor.

Dick Whittington –                             Brave hero type, out to make his fortune.

Alice Fitzwarren. –                             Beautiful daughter of….

Sir Ivo Fitzwarren –                            Bumbling but very successful merchant.

Sarah the Cook  –                              Dame & good natured cook. Manhunter.

The Enchantress –                         A transmogrified Enchantress.

 The Cat –                                          A brave feline.

King Richard II –                                 King of England.

Queen Rat –                                         The evil, beautiful Queen of the Rats.

Rataonee –                                            Queen Rat’s useless henchperson.

Ratatowe                                            Queen Rat’s useless henchperson.

Emma Swigglebot -                          Sarcastic villager.
Villagers, Traders, Rats & Londoners.

Music Samples

DICK – Killer Queen

Daring Dick



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