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(Biography) Richard, known as Dick. died 1423, English merchant, three times mayor of London. According to legend, he walked to London at the age of 13 with his cat and was prevented from leaving again only by the call of the church bells


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Richard ( “Dick” ), 1358?–1423, Lord Mayor of London, England.
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BARROW Panto Group celebrates its 21st birthday with performances of the family panto Dick Whittington and his Cat, written by group member Alex Thompson.
The story of Dick Whittington and his cat is a worthy one in that it promotes all that is good, and is for children.
The theatre is preparing to put on yet another family spectacular over the festive season with Dick Whittington chosen as this year's tale.
50 Curragh 7f G3 ATR Card page 43 AN INTRIGUING running of this event with Endless Drama, last year's Irish 2,000 Guineas runner-up, and Dick Whittington, a Group 1 winner as a two-year-old in 2014, both returning from long absences in a line-up that also includes globetrotter Gordon Lord Byron and the last two winners of the race - Sruthan (2014) and Flight Risk (2015).
DICK Whittington will be calling in at Mirfield en route to London to seek fame, fortune and streets paved with gold.
Scene one takes place inside Sam and Ella's coffee shop (I'm ashamed to say it took me all of act one to get that joke), where Dick Whittington is given a job with the tap-dancing TC the Magic Cat - played by highlytalented 11-year-old Rose Murphy.
The Empire Theatre is staging an uberglamorous and sparkling version of Dick Whittington, starring Coronation Street's Sally Lindsay, Radio City's Leanne Campbell, Kurtis Stacey and Pete Price.
Children in hospital over the Christmas period will be able to watch Newcastle Theatre Royal's panto Dick Whittington from their beds.
Stockton Riverside College youngsters are bringing their own version of the family-favourite Dick Whittington to the college stage.
Joan Collins as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2010 | Joan Collins as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome in 2010 |
Having never seen Dick Whittington before I must admit I was a little apprehensive especially as it was also my 20-month-old son's first ever pantomime but I needn't have worried.