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Dick Whittington Excerpt

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MUSIC ONE DRUM ROLL

 

Fairy:  Oh, I am glad thats stopped.  I had this terrible banging in my head. 

 

MUSIC TWO FAIRY UNDERSCORE

 

Hello everybody.  Hello Mums and Dads!  Hello Boys and Girls!

I am Fairy Bow Legs, sorry Bow Bells and I am here to welcome

you to INSERT NAME OF TOWN biggest and best panto. 

 

DANCER ENTERS WITH A NOTE THEN QUICKLY EXITS.

 

______:  Fairy Bow Bells!  I have a message for you.

Fairy:  One minute please.  Do excuse me. 

 

FAIRY READS THE NOTE

 

This is INSERT NAME OF TOWN only panto.  To welcome you

to INSERT NAME OF TOWN very own panto! 

Snow White and Aladdins Beast!

 

DIFFERENT DANCER RETURNS WITH ANOTHER NOTE.  THEN EXITS.

 

______: Fairy Bow Bells!  I have another message for you.

FAIRY:  I can see the director is giving you more to do this year. 

What a star!

 

FAIRY READS THE NOTE

 

You have got the name of the show wrong. It is ah yes! 

Welcome to Dick Whittington and his Dog

 

OFFSTAGE - Cat!

 

Fairy:  Cat! Are you ready for a fun packed adventure? 

Youve got your part to play! 

Dont forget to boo the baddies! And to cheer the hero! 

And if anyone says oh yes I am you have to say oh no you are not!

And if anyone says Oh yes I do!  You have to say

Oh no you dont youll get the hang of it.

Oh yes you will.

 

Hang on, we havent started yet.   Marvellous! Well its time to start!

Lets meet Dick. Hes on the road to Birmingham.

 

OFFSTAGE: London.

 

Fairy: London. Off to seek his fortune.

 

ANOTHER DANCER ENTERS

 

______: Fairy Bow Bells.  I have another message for you.

Fairy: Oh another note. You are fired.

Dont forget to leave the wand.  Oh.

 

I am the Fairy and I think it is time           

To do my job and talk in rhyme!             

One handsome hero, a cat in tow

Will go to London, but that you know!

Hell lose his job coz life is not fair!

Then by the end be Londons Mayor.

So to the job centre I must go!                         

While you sit back and enjoy the show!    

 

MUSIC THREE DICK ENTERS

 

FAIRY EXITS POINTING TO DICK WHITTINGTON AS HE ENTERS

 

Dick: Hello everyone. I didnt see you all there. 

Are you alright?  I said are you alright? 

My name is Dick!  Dick Whittington and I am on my way to London

to make my fortune.

Apparently, according to my mother the streets are paved with gold! 

Hey Ive got a great idea, do you want to be my friends? 

Do you?  Every time I come on Ill shout out HELLO PEOPLE!

And you shout HELLO DICK! Shall we have a practice? 

 

HE MOVES TO THE SIDE OF THE STAGE THEN RE-ENTERS

 

Hello people!

 

AUDIENCE REACTION.

 

Dick: Have you done it yet?  Lets try again.  Hello people!

 

AUDIENCE REACTION

 

Dick: Thats brilliant!  When I am rich, I am going to buy a big house!

Wonderful new clothes!  And I think Ill get myself a pet! Yes, Ill get a dog!

Puss: Miaow.

Dick: No dont be silly.  I said a dog.

Puss: Miaow.

Dick: Dogs dont go miaow!  Cats do!

Puss:  Miaow.

Dick: Oh hello. Whats your name?

Puss: Miaow.

Dick: Fluffy?  (TO THE AUDIENCE) Yes, I can talk to cats.

That happens in panto.

Puss:  Miaow. Miaow.

Dick: You are on your way to London?

Puss: Miaow. Miaow. Miaow.

Dick: You havent got any friends?

 

MUSIC FOUR ONE FINE DAY

(ONE SHORT DAY FROM WICKED BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ)

 

Puss:  Miaow.

Dick: Well Fluffy! I am on my way to London.

Puss:  Miaow?

Dick: And I dont have any friends.

Puss: Miaow?

Dick: Are you thinking what I am thinking?

Puss: Miaow!

Dick: Alright Fluff!  Well go to London together!

Puss: Miaow.

Dick: Come on!  Lets go!

 

DANCERS ENTER 0.22

 

CHORUS

Cast:  One fine day in the beautiful city.

          One fine day full of so much to do
          Every way that you look in the city
          There's something exquisite
          Youll want to visit
          Before the day's through

Dick: There are buildings tall as Cedar trees!
          Dress salons!  Libraries!  Palaces! 

          Museums! A hundred strong!

Cast:  There are wonders like you've never seen
          Its all so grand and so serene!

Dick: I think Ive found the place where I belong!   1.03
Cast:  I want to be in the big city
Dick: And youll be sure I am here today
         To make my life and make my way
Cast:  So come along to wander and enjoy.

 

Puss: Miaow!                                                       1.18

 

REPEAT CHORUS                                                                  1.35

 

Fairy:  Hello Dick Whittington!

Dick: Look everyone! My very own Fairy!

Fairy:  I am here to watch over you. (I got reinstated!)     1.46

 

Fairy/Cast:  Wheres the place you want to be?

Dick: Um? Here?

Fairy: Come have fun with folk like me!

Dick: I just know I will!                                          1.58

Cast:  Everything you want to be

          And every place you want to see               2.10

         

          One fine day in the beautiful city

          One fine day full of wonder

          Every way that you look in the city
Dick: Theres something exquisite

Cast:  Something exquisite
Dick: Ill want to visit

Cast:  Youll want to visit
Dick: All with you!

Puss: Miaow!                                                2.41

Dick: Come on my friend! Are you ready for an adventure?

Puss: Miaow!

Dick: Yes, so am I                                           2.54

Fairy:  Good luck to you both!

Cast:  One wonderful

_____ - Welcome to London!

Cast:  Day!

 

MUSIC FIVE FITZWARREN & ALICE ENTER

 

The show is 23 pages long with font. VERDANA 10


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