BY COLIN WAKEFIELD. MUSIC AND LYRICS BY KATE EDGAR
comes with no superstars, no lasers and no gimmicks. But over the past
five years writer/director Colin Wakefield and composer Kate Edgar have
repeatedly shown how much fun you can have with the basic ingredients
traditional family panto - a strong script, stunning sets and costumes,
specially composed original music, spectacular dance numbers and, of
lots of audience participation."
(5F 5/6M + Chorus)
of King Rat.
of children and/or
young adults as LONDON CITIZENS, RATLINGS and SEA CREATURES
pantomime was written for a cast of ten principals and a small chorus,
but will also suit a larger company. Some of the principals doubled in
the Opening Chorus (as citizens and merchants).
larger company, a
separate chorus, of whatever size, can be used for the Opening, as well
as for fleshing out a number of other scenes (e.g. the Rat Rap,
Shop, the Mop Drill, the Sultan's Palace and the Finale). The more
the better: London and Morocco are overrun with them, and they may be
by children or adults or both. The Sultan of Morocco is a natural
with Alderman Fitzwarren, but they can be played by different actors if
( Two, or even one, would suffice) :
- HIGHGATE HILL
THE GOOD SHIP SAUCY SAL (including Shipwreck, Transformation
and underwater U.V. Ballet)
designs and staging (particularly the Shipwreck) can be as lavish or as
simple as resources allow.
Numbers. The original songs and music are scored for two keyboards and
percussion, but can be tailored to suit resources.
WHITTINGTON was first
performed at Salisbury Playhouse on 7th December 1996.
clean, crazy, song-filled fun delivers family entertainment. Kate
songs and music are probably better than ever." (SALISBURY JOURNAL)
and music for DICK WHITTINGTON are published by JOSEF WEINBERGER PLAYS
(020 7580 2827), who handle all contracts and from whom inspection