Dick Walkington And His Cat (February 1972)

[This was Walkington Pantomime Players’ first panto and the following details are displayed in the Village Hall.]

Brief Story

Dick is a village boy and lives with his widowed mother “Dolly Poliver”. He has a girlfriend “Petulea Pape”  and a cat named “Frowey”.

His best friend is Buttons and his girlfriend is “Silvia Mudd”.

Dolly and Dick are very poor, so poor in fact that one day dolly has to tell dick to go to market and sell his cat.  On the way he meets Bernie Herdsman,  a villain if ever there was one.  Bernie buys the cat for a few beans and a sprout.

When Dick returns home Dolly is not too pleased and she throws the beans away. The next morning a giant sunflower has grown where the beans landed. Dolly goes and enters the sunflower competition.

The sunflower wins first prize and Dick becomes a celebrity. He is made Lord Mayor of Walkington and so the plot unfolds to a very happy ending.

We wish to acknowledge the lone of sprouts and beans from Mr and Mrs Bilham in the village shop.

Dick WalkingtonAnnette Firth
Petulea PapeIrene Hitchen
Frowey (the cat)David Lucas
Dolly PoliverBob Forbes
ButtonsGeorge Cornmell
Silvia MuddVivien Swann
Bernie HerdsmanDennis Johnson
Ternie EelColin Drew
Mrs MackunseaSilvia Hood
Mr OhmsAlistair Robertson
Village GirlsVicki Harvey
Pat Hockley
Elizabeth Dunning
Village BoysKay Thomason
Jenny Willis
Barbara Wheatley

Produced byGeorge Cornmell
Musical DirectionBob Wellings
ScriptGeorge Cornmell
Stage ManagementAlistair Robertson
Set ConstructionDavid Alderson
Musical AccompanimentRobin Taylor Trio
Extra LyricsKen Sugars
George Cornmell
Make-upRobert Jordon
ChoreographyPat Hockley
Sunflower byJanet Dixon
Spider byDorothy Winters
WardrobeJenny Willis
LightingJohn Elston
PromptDoris Fearnley
PublicationsKen Sugars
House ManagementIkey Oliver
Sally Wright
Sue Place
John Winters
Chris Roantree
Maureen Taylor

Scene 1Outside Dolly Poliver's house
Scene 2On the way to Beverley market
Scene 3Inside Dolly Poliver's
Scene 4Outside Dolly Poliver's house
Scene 5Outside Dolly Poliver's, after the wedding

Sing Brothers and Sing SistersChorus
Hello DollyButtons Village Girl and Chorus
Look for a Silver LiningDick
Herdsman's HideawayBernie Herdsman
We Do Like to be Beside the Duck PondVillage boys and girls
Two Little BoysDick and Buttons
I Have Often Walked Down This Street BeforePetulea
Oh What A BeautyButtons and everyone
Love is a Many Spendid ThingDick
Anniversary WaltzChorus
Happy TalkBernie Herdsman, Dick, Buttons and Chorus
Walkington SongAll