Dick Whittington Meets Puss in Boots - Pantomime
by Susanne and Andy Crosby
The Story So Far...
Puss has finished the "Puss in Boots" Panto. As a reward for her good deeds, a Magic Fairy granted half of her only wish, which is to become a woman, not a cat. We meet her on the way to London, in search of more adventures, and to find a way to have the rest of her wish granted...
While Dick Whittington and his Cat, are travelling from London, disappointed that they could not make their fortunes there.
Dick doesn't know that his destiny is to become Lord Mayor, in his very own Panto, but then Dick doesn't have a clue about anything very much...
Panto for Charity
Following the success of the Victorian Murder Mystery in November 1999 which raised money for Children in Need, the Meridian Players performed an adult pantomime: "Dick Whittington Meets Puss in Boots" for charity on Saturday 11 March 2000. All proceeds were given in equal parts to the Lewes Holiday Play-scheme and Cancer Research Campaign. Over £430 was raised: huge thanks go to everyone involved and all those who supported so generously.
Above photo: back row: David Bristow, Alison Turner, Richard Slyman, Rupert Wells, Peter Sison, Molly Mockford; middle row: Andy Crosby, Susanne Crosby, Emma Marshall, Trace Barnes; front row: Steve Darvill, Sally Buxton
Cast & Production Team 2000
Cast in order of appearance:
- Fairy / Gypsy - Trace Barnes
- Cheerleader - Sally Buxton
- Puss in Boots - Emma Marshall
- Hannibal the Hunter - Steve Darvill
- Dick Whittington - Susanne Crosby [as Sannerstedt]
- Cat - Andy Crosby
- Gloria - Rupert Wells
- Marlene - Richard Slyman
- Mister Underhand - Molly Mockford
- Seaman Staines - Peter Sison
- Master Bates - Alison Turner
- PC Condom - David Bristow
Technical Support - Annie Ravenscroft