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Set design - Dick Whittington
  • Dick Whittington
    Reading, Charles, born 1911 - died 1999
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Dick Whittington

  • Object:

    Set design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1960 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reading, Charles, born 1911 - died 1999 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache and watercolour on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Roger Fox

  • Museum number:

    S.2464:1 to 6-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Set model piece for 'Prologue' in pantomime Turn Again Whittington, London Palladium, 1960.

Turn Again Whittington starred Norman Wisdom as Dick Whittington and popstar Yana as Alice Fitzwarren. The show’s scenery designed by Tod Kingman achieved great praise, with the Guardian describing it as a “lavish colourful entertainment” and reports in the Sunday Dispatch suggesting that the production cost £75,000 to stage.
This was Norman Wisdom’s second pantomime as Principal Boy and the production also featured a female Dame in the form of Margot Lister as Mrs Boddy, the Alderman’s Housekeeper.

Physical description

Gouache and watercolour set model piece for Act 1 Scene 1 in pantomime Turn Again Whittington, London Palladium, 1960.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1960 (designed)

Artist/maker

Reading, Charles, born 1911 - died 1999 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache and watercolour on card

Marks and inscriptions

'REARFOLD BAR 28'
On front side in black ink

Dimensions

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Descriptive line

Set model piece for 'Prologue' in pantomime Turn Again Whittington, London Palladium, 1960

Materials

Watercolour; Card; Gouache

Techniques

Painting (image-making); Model-making

Categories

Designs; Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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