From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Dick Whittington & Another Dick In City Hall at 'The Stag'
Dick Whittington – Another Dick In City Hall , by Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper, at the Above the Stag Theatre, a Fringe venue in Victoria, central London, from 1 to 22 Dec 2009.
Directed by Peter Kosta.
London needs a mayor. It gets a dizzy queen… Like many a gay boy before him, Dick heads for the bright lights of London. But the streets ain’t paved with gold, just chewing gum and P45s. The city’s gone to the dog. Or rather the rats...Dick must fight his nemesis Alderman Rat - an expenses-fiddling politician, a ruthless landlord, and a corrupt banker who has single-handedly brought the economy of Gran Canaria to its knees. And he wants to do the same in our capital. Only Dick can save the city. He finds help – and romance – in the form of Henry Regatta, a sexy, handsome and famous young rower who is a 2012 Olympic hopeful. The show features all the usual pantomime fun: two dames, a petulant pussy, an inept fairy, and plenty of 'he’s-behind-you's.