Dick Walkington And His Cat (February 1972)
[This was Walkington Pantomime Players’ first panto and the following details are displayed in the Village Hall.]
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 Walkington||Annette Firth|
|Petulea Pape||Irene Hitchen|
|Frowey (the cat)||David Lucas|
|Dolly Poliver||Bob Forbes|
|Silvia Mudd||Vivien Swann|
|Bernie Herdsman||Dennis Johnson|
|Ternie Eel||Colin Drew|
|Mrs Mackunsea||Silvia Hood|
|Mr Ohms||Alistair Robertson|
|Village Girls||Vicki Harvey|
|Village Boys||Kay Thomason|
|Produced by||George Cornmell|
|Musical Direction||Bob Wellings|
|Stage Management||Alistair Robertson|
|Set Construction||David Alderson|
|Musical Accompaniment||Robin Taylor Trio|
|Extra Lyrics||Ken Sugars|
|Sunflower by||Janet Dixon|
|Spider by||Dorothy Winters|
|House Management||Ikey Oliver|
|Scene 1||Outside Dolly Poliver's house|
|Scene 2||On the way to Beverley market|
|Scene 3||Inside Dolly Poliver's|
|Scene 4||Outside Dolly Poliver's house|
|Scene 5||Outside Dolly Poliver's, after the wedding|
|Sing Brothers and Sing Sisters||Chorus|
|Hello Dolly||Buttons Village Girl and Chorus|
|Look for a Silver Lining||Dick|
|Herdsman's Hideaway||Bernie Herdsman|
|We Do Like to be Beside the Duck Pond||Village boys and girls|
|Two Little Boys||Dick and Buttons|
|I Have Often Walked Down This Street Before||Petulea|
|Oh What A Beauty||Buttons and everyone|
|Love is a Many Spendid Thing||Dick|
|Happy Talk||Bernie Herdsman, Dick, Buttons and Chorus|