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Dick Whittington Panto. poster 1955
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 31720
Poster advertising the pantomime Dick Whittington 1955.

Comment by: Philip G. on 23rd December 2019 at 12:45

Well-Done! for locating the two 'Whittington posters, Ron. I must say, both cats are shown with a certain amount of stage presence ... what.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 23rd December 2019 at 20:46

Looking at the poster again I think it was 1938. December 26th fell on Monday in this year too.

Comment by: Mick LD on 24th December 2019 at 08:51

A spot of useless information ...
Sybil Dunn, the actress playing the title role, was the wife of actor Jack Haig, who played Monsieur Leclerc, in the sitcom 'Allo Allo'.
She died in 1988.

Comment by: Philip G. on 24th December 2019 at 12:42

Thanks for that, Mick. And it's surprising what spots of information can sometimes lead to: Jack Haig's short role of 'bartender' in Dad's Army's Ring Dem Bells is not only funny, but also celebrated. I hope that you'll give it a whirl - it's about 18 mins in.

Comment by: Mick LD on 24th December 2019 at 16:44

Will do, Philip. Got the 'Dad's Army' box set on the shelf behind the telly!
I understand he turned the part of Lance Corporal Jones down in the series, when they were first casting, and it was then taken by the one and only Clive Dunn.

Comment by: Philip G. on 24th December 2019 at 22:06

Thanks, Mick. I look forward to more of your posts.

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