Dick McWhittington – Written and directed by Liam Rudden
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, 25 November 2005 – 30 December 2006
Set in and around Musselburgh and East Lothian, Dick McWhittington is based on the traditional tale of London’s most famous Lord Mayor.
In Cockenzie, Widow Campie, Dick’s mum, runs the local bakery, but she can’t make enough cakes to pay the rent. So Dick sets off to town to make his fortune.
In Musselburgh, Councillor Fitzwarren has a surprise for his daughter Alice as she prepares for her birthday.
When Alice and Dick meet it’s love at first sight. . .but deep beneath the streets of Musselburgh King Rat has other plans for Alice – he intends to make her his bride!
Can Dick save Alice from the clutches of the evil tyrant? Can he make his fortune and save the family bakery? With the help of his faithful cat, Dom – maybe he can!
King Rat | Edward Cory
Councillor Fitzwarren | Chris Young
Alice Fitzwarren | Katrina Bryan
Widow Campie McWhittington | Graham Crammond
Dick McWhittington | Robbie Jack
Esk, the Water Sprite | Kerry Lyn Hamilton
Pinkie McWhittington | Arron Usher
★★★★ “As with all good pantos there’s plenty of jokes and sweet-throwing for the kids as well as more drollery for the (sometimes) more mature adults…” – The Skinny
★★★★ “Liam Rudden, directing his own script, produces a little stormer here. Deftly paced, inventive and packed with incident…” – The List
★★★★ “… this is truly a panto with everything, from the traditional slapstick and ghost scenes to the songsheet, the true romance, the essential audience participation, and the throwing of sweeties.” – The Scotsman
★★★★ “BURSTING with great moments and constantly fizzing with energy… and an exceptional Behind You routine… will have you weeping with laughter.” – Edinburgh Evening News