Glossop Operatic and Dramatic Society

Dick Whittington (2010) 

 Our pantimome for 2010 was to be Dick Whittington, written by Graham Barrowclough.  Dick along with his cat, and a large cast of goodies and baddies rehearsed hard and were ready to bring this lively and traditional family pantomime to the Glossop public in the run up to Christmas.

Based on a real character the show tells the story of the young man from humble background who became Lord Mayor of London, not once but three times. The show was to follow Dick's exploits around the world to make his fortune and win the hand of fair Alice..... but not before Thomas, his cat, was to have adventures of his own including coming face to face with the biggest and baddest Royal Rat ever seen.


We regret that all performances were cancelled as

Glossopdale Community College was closed on safety grounds after heavy snow.

The show had been scheduled to run from Tuesday 30th November until Saturday 4th December, with a matinee on the Saturday.... but it was cancelled... so here is a sneak peak from rehearsals...


Junior Cats in Rehearsal


 ... and some of the wonderful sea creatures made by Sue Hardy...                     ... and wardrobe mums with scissors, needles & thread



Dick Rikki Hanson-Orr   Marlene Marlin Brenda Peck
Thomas Ruth Hardy   Sheik Anvac James Done
Alderman Fitzwarren Sam Hardy   Queen Rat Julie Perry
Sarah Gerard Riley   Mustapha Sam Scott
Idle Jack Matthew Cox   Fairy Tinkle Beth Fitton
Alice Eleanor Mottershead   Yasmin Zara Fernley
Spike Marlin Chris Pugh   Able Seaman Spratt Ben Hardy
Chorus Members:
Juniors:    Intermediates: 
 Sophie Campbell     Lucy Campbell
 Henry Chilton     Valentina Casulli
 Jake Ellis     Niamh Foley
 Emily Goodwin     Ben Hardy
 Oliver Goodwin     Maeve Schaffer
 Jasmine Habgood     May Trigg
 Joy Hardy   Seniors:
 Katie Hardy     Loren Logan
 James Mee     Olivia McCarron
 Isabella Moriarty     Sonia Moran 
 Archie Revell     Lucy O'Brien
 Maisie Revell     Jemma Smith
      Chloe Whaites
Production Team: 
Director David Chilton   Producers

Paul Mosley

Norman Shaw

Musical Director Chris Fox   Choreographer Mel Bowler
Stage Manager Paul Mosley   Assist. Stage Manager

David Swanston

Lighting Design

Andrew Veitch

  Sound Design

Ian Gregory

Set Design Paul Mosley   Scenic Artist Andy Mee
Set Construction Paul Mosley, Ken Redfern, David Swanston, Andy Mee, Martin Peck
Wardrobe Liz Mellor, Leslie Trigg, Sue Hardy, Christine Revell, Faith Revell
Hair and Make Up Rachael Brown and Thea Hanson-Orr

Jean Mosley, Ann Parrans and Nicola Fernley

Front of House Managers

Joan Bowler and Norman Shaw

Publicity Matthew Cox    Programme  David Swanston
Ticketing David Chilton   Box Office  BayTree Books 
For the Society:  
Chairman Paul Mosley   Vice Chairman Norman Shaw
Treasurer David Swanston   Secretary David Chilton
Publicity Matthew Cox   Social Zara Fernley

Nigel Chamberlain, Tom Stockton,  Andrew Veitch    





Updated DPS 20/01/2010