Dick Whittington & His Cat

Date 22nd January 2014
Society Willingdon Church Players
Venue Willingdon Memorial Hall
Type of Production Pantomime
Director Christopher Peck
Musical Director Fr. Michael Maine


Author: Brenda Gower

As in all good traditional pantos, we started with the personification of good and evil as portrayed in splendid manner by Nathsha Cornell as Fairy Bow Bells and Kim Dack as Queen Rat.  Dick Whittington was played with vivacity by Alison King and Lucy Sarsfiweld gave a lovely performance as Alice Fitzwarren, both giving great enjoyment with their singing.  Luke Martin was an ideal Idle Jack and Paul Martin was an excellent Dame, looking wonderful in his fantastic costumes as Sarah the Cook.  Tommy the Cat was played by Deanna Cornell - a really beautiful cat who communicated with the humans in a delightful way.  There were lots of other good performances from the other characters and very good work from the Senior and Junior choruses - it was lovely to see the youngsters on stage.  Scenery, costumes and makeup were great and congratulations to all involved in this production, especially Director Christopher Peck for his work in bringing this lovely seasonal entertainment to Willingdon.