Dick Whittington And His Cat
Panto, Play, Festive & Seasonal
Dick Whittington And His Cat is the Barbican’s first ever pantomime and a must-see for fans of the traditional pantomime and the perfect occasion for the whole family.
It is believed that Dick Whittington And his Cat was first staged in 1814; leaned loosely on the life story of the real Richard Whittington (1350-1423), Mayor of London, it’s a classic tale of rags to riches, full of wonder and delight. The story tells Dick’s, and his trusty cat’s, journey to London in search of his fortune. There he meets Alderman Fitzwarren and his beautiful daughter Alice, as well as Totally Lazy Jack, panto dame Sarah the Cook, and the magical Fairy BowBells.
The cast includes family comedy favorite, Roger Lloyd Pack (Only Fools And Horses, Vicar Of Dibley Dibly) as panto dame Sarah the Cook, alongside Sam Kelly as Alderman Fitzwarren and Nickolas Grace as King Rat. Summer Strallen dons the boots as Dick, and Danny Worters plays Totally Lazy Jack.
This superb cast joins a world-class creative team. Mark Ravenhill draws responsible for the script, direction by Edward Hall, design by Michael Howells and musical direction is by Tony award-winner Sarah Travis.