Synopsis

Dick Whittington and His Cat - The Musical

Dick Whittington and His Cat - The Musical $9.99

Jeff Church & Richard Gray

Published by Dramatic Publishing

Large Mixed Cast
A sweet and savory holiday tale that gives audiences young and old alike a taste of old London and the salty high seas

Dick Whittington, a penniless orphan, arrives in London having heard there's a street paved with gold

A rich merchant takes pity on Dick and offers him a job

Unfortunately, his housekeeper, Miss MacGrundy, hates the boy and houses Dick in a rat-filled attic

But when a stranger gifts Dick a cat called Trueheart, his luck changes

A terrific mouser, Trueheart makes the beady red rat eyes in the room quickly disappear

Disgruntled, nasty Miss MacGrundy packs the Trueheart off on one of the merchant's ships

And so Dick chooses to pursue his pet to the far reaches of the world

A world peopled with exotic characters

Including a cat-napper pirate captain named Bloody Bess, who brings a pleasurable scare to the proceedings

But maybe Trueheart the Cat can inspire love, loyalty, friendship and the spirit of giving ...

Richard Gray's rousing music is inspired by rowdy English pub songs and contemporary rhythm guitar-driven bands with big harmonies.

CAST
M5-14,F4-11 + up to 6 either or can be performed with as few as 8 M/F + one child

REVIEWS

"A diverting musical romp" ~ The Seattle Times

"A cheery adaptation of a long-lived English folktale" ~ The Seattle Times

"This is one of those gems that leaves you with a satisfied little sigh at the end as it wins you over with one glorious character after another .... whether you're 4 or 40 this rollicking romp will warm your heart and have you beaming with joy from the sheer charm of it all ... a complete winner" ~ Broadwayworld.com

Simple set - runs about 75 minutes

Music Score & Orchestration & Accompaniment CD available For Hire (Only)

TO READ THE OPENING SCENES, click here

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