Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Kennett Amateur Theater Society presents "Dick Whittington and his Cat"


The Kennett Amateur Theater Society (KATS) presents its annual pantomime "Dick Whittington & His Cat." The completely original script (and most of the songs) are by Gary Smith. This is KATS 10th pantomime and they are celebrating by revisiting the show that started it all.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 and are held at Kennett High School. Tickets for the evening performances are $8 for adults $4 for children 12 years and younger, the Saturday matinee is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 years and younger. To order tickets in advance call 610-444-3815 and leave a message. For more information visit www.callkats.org.


About the show
The earliest written version we know of the story of Dick Whittington dates from 1605! The eponymous hero is a real person: Richard Whittington was made Lord Mayor of London at least three times between 1397 and 1420. In 1402 (aged 52) he married Alice, daughter of Sir Ivo FitzWarin. They had no children. Whittington was very rich (something that required explaining obviously) and when he died in 1423 he left £7,000 to charity.

For more information: www.callkats.org

Location:
Kennett High School

Cost:
range from $3 -$8

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