This year Dick Whittington will be getting the full Lyric treatment. You can expect the usual mix of live music, crazy characters, awesome adventure, singing, dancing, villainous baddies and heroic goodies with a little bit of feline flavour chucked in for good measure. Family tickets are for two adults and two children or one adult and three children. The Audio Described performance will be on Sat 15 Dec at 6pm We also offer a touch tour before this performance at 4.
He spoke his mind, was unpredictable and was considered ahead of his time. He will be honored along with other local radio personalities Sept. She replaces Kristin Cruz, who is on maternity leave. Whittington shook up local radio and entertained us all with his outrageous, inspired satire and absurdities. He was unpredictable. Not so with Whittington. He was wacky, flaky, but never rude in a mean-spirited way.
If the brief was to take a burly bloke in drag with a thoroughly despicable character and make him lovable, Wanganui Repertory have nailed it. Phil Hudson's portrayal of the self-serving Petunia Whittington in Dick Whittington and his Cat is a triumph and the entire cast provides a perfect foil for the wicked widow. Credit must also go to the wardrobe team - Linda Hardcastle and Rosalind Reese for Petunia's polka dot pantaloons and cute sailor suit.
Many people regard his broadcast style as being ahead of its time. Rather than the "happy morning to you" type of radio personality, he often spoke on the air about things that bothered him and foreshadowed the Howard Stern era of speaking your mind. One of Whittington's notable film roles was as the disc jockey in the TV movie Duel , Steven Spielberg 's directorial debut. He can also be seen briefly as a ring announcer in Martin Scorsese 's Raging Bull. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.