Writers – Philip Ruby and Joe Beecroft

Director – Alex Johnson

Choreographer – Kim Schenkelaars

Musical Director – Mike Searle

Producer – Harriet Ruby


PLOS are delighted to bring panto back to South-West London this Christmas! After the award-winning success of 2018’s The Emperor’s New Clothes, we return with a new production of the family favourite Dick Whittington, written by PLOS members Philip Ruby and Joe Beecroft. A full-blown musical extravaganza, featuring eccentric characters, outrageous costumes, scintillating dance routines and belting songs from the worlds of pop, rock and musical theatre. Suitable for the whole family (and with a few jokes for the grown-ups). As PLOS’s first full show since June 2019, this promises to be a triumphant return to the stage.

Important Dates

Pre-Audition/First Meet Date

Thursday 2nd September, Ackroydon Hall, 7:30pm – 10pm (Creative introduction and Audition Material)

Audition Dates

Each person auditioning will have a 5-10 minute slot for dialogue and singing along with a group dance audition.

Sunday 5th September, Putney Methodist Church, 2pm – 6pm

Monday 6th September, Putney Methodist Church, 7:30pm – 10pm

Recall Date (if necessary)

Thursday 9th September, Ackroydon Hall, 7:30pm – 10pm

AUDITION FORM DEADLINE: Midnight Friday 3rd September – send to Plos@hotmail.co.uk

NOTE – Sheet music will be available soon

Character Information

Character Description Audition Piece Audition Song
Dick Whittington   Female.   Principle boy in traditional panto fashion. A dreamer seeking a change in fortune. Strong singer and dancer.  Dick Ease on Down the Road
Tommy the Cat Male or Female.   Dick’s sidekick and best friend. No spoken lines, so looking for a physical and expressive performer. Must be a strong dancer. Tommy This Day
Alice Fitzwarren Female.   Principle girl. Spirited daughter of Alderman Fitzwarren. Strong singer and dancer. Alice The Boy Does Nothing
Fairy Bow Bells Female.   Magical fairy. Appears to help and guide Dick. Always speaks entirely in rhyme. Strong singer and dancer. Fairy Bow Bells It’s a Kind of Magic
King/Queen Rat Male or Female.   Evil villain. Looking to best Dick and take over the world with their rat hoard. Must be a competent dancer. Rat Not Evil
Sara the Cook Male.   The pantomime dame! The cook at Alderman Fitzwarren’s tavern, who joins Dick on his adventures. Sara I’m Every Woman
Idle Jack Male.   Idiotic, comic relief. The lazy shop assistant at Alderman Fitzwarren’s store, who joins Dick on his adventures. Jack This Day
Alderman Fitzwarren Male.   A curmudgeonly local businessman and father to Alice. A good soul but slightly preoccupied by money. Alderman Fitzwarren This Day
Captain Carrs Male or female.   Part of comedy duo with Master Jacobs. Merchant and captain of the good ship ‘Unsinkable the Second’. Excellent comic timing. Captain & Mate This Day
Master/Mistress Jacobs Male or female.   Part of comedy due with Captain Carrs. Merchant and first mate of the god ship ‘Unsinkable the Second’. Excellent comic timing. Captain & Mate This Day
Sultan Paneer Male or female.   Sultan of the Parmagiano Peninsula who helps Dick and his crew. Likely to also play an ensemble member during Act 1. Sultan This Day
Featured Dancers Male and Female.   Strong, confident dancers who will appear in several songs throughout the show. Will also feature as ensemble and smaller parts.  N/A This Day
Ensemble Male and Female.   Featured ensemble who will play a range of characters in the show, including villagers and smaller parts, and sing & dance in large group numbers.  N/A This Day