Christmas Pantomime: The Story of Dick Whittington

Title:
Christmas Pantomime: The Story of Dick Whittington
NFSA ID:
1559198
Year:
1966
Courtesy:
Nine Network
Category:
Access fees

This is an excerpt from Adelaide TV station NWS9's 1966 production of The Story of Dick Whittington.

The clip features David Flatman as Dick Whittington, Pam Western as Alice, Carole Stace as Jenny the Cat and Hedley Cullen as Mr Fitzwarren.

The cat costume worn by dancer Carole Stace in Dick Whittington was so hot they needed a crew member standing by with a fan to cool her through the eye and nose holes. Unfortunately, the fan also accidentally shaved off the whiskers on the cat!

In the early years of Australian television, NWS9 in Adelaide produced an annual Christmas pantomime.

Other fondly remembered productions of theirs included Cinderella (1962), Aladdin (1963) and Jack and the Beanstalk (1964).