Review: Dick Whittington and his cat at Corronation Hall, Mundesley

On stage during the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

On stage during the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY - Credit: Archant

After creating over 45 pantomimes, every year it must be said that those who volunteered their time during the near half-a-century have achieved a great deal of professionalism, which reflects throughout a collection of performances as it has in this panto.

The cast of the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

The cast of the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY - Credit: Archant

With an audience of all ages and almost a full house the curtains separated to display a very colourful cast dancing and singing which quickly warmed up the atmosphere throughout.

Dick Whittington and His Cat, adapted and written by Ben Crocker, the show was full of fun and wit. It was produced by Ian Cashmore and Pat Nearney, directed by Cheryl Collings, while musical director Eddie Bushell and choreographer, Annamarie Sterne offered the brilliant songs and amazing dance routines.

These were held together by Dame Sarah as the Cook, Paul Nursey as energetic Idle Jack Jarvis, Ian Cashmore as King Rat, Marta Vilka as Fairy Bowbells, Georgie Ellson as Tommy the Cat, John King as Alderman Fitzwarren, Sophie Lewis as Alice Fitzwarren, Paul Reynolds as Captain Horatio Cockle, Will Houlton as the Emperor of Morocco, with Dick Whittington played by Jac Gatfield.

All in all, brilliant performances, backed by junior and adult choruses and colourful costumes, especially Sarah the Cook's, which added atmosphere to the excellent lighting and sound with great audience participation.

A scene from the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

A scene from the Mundesley panto Dick Whittington and his cat. Picture: MAURICE GRAY - Credit: Archant


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Well worth a visit and funds will go to various local charities, later this year.

-MAURICE GRAY

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