FOLLOWING last year’s sell-out production of Peter Pan, the Whixley Players are taking to the boards again with their annual production which this time round is Dick Whittington.
Does political corruption, extortion and dubious property deals all sound familiar to you? Then this year’s offering is for you.
Set in the 1950s, an impoverished Dick Whittington has travelled from the provinces, where prospects are bleak, in search of fame and fortune. On his arrival in London, he encounters a mystical lady who predicts a great future for him. Having befriended her cat, ‘Oedipuss’, he lodges with the Fitzwarrens who are proud tenants of the Fuller Firkin in Fulham where he immediately falls for Alice, their daughter.
The Fitzwarrens are under threat of eviction from their underworld crime boss and landlady, Roxy Ratus. She and henchmen Ronnie and Reggie Rat are in league with corrupt Councillor Scammuch who is also running for Mayor of London.
Hot on their tale are Scotland Yard’s finest sleuths - Inspector Clueless and Sergeant Witless who suspect Roxy and the Councillor of being involved in dodgy property development.
There’s never a dull moment in the show as good struggles to overcome evil. The plot takes the audience from the streets and parks of London to far off Oriental lands in this riotous adaptation of the famous tale. Performances are from February 9 to 11 nightly in Whixley village hall at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets priced £6 and £4 are selling fast so call 01423 330918, 330173 or 339665 to book your seats.