The actress, best known for her roles in Call the Midwife and and Fresh Meat, will star as the title role in this satirical pantomime playing at the New Diorama Theatre from the 12th December until the 7th January 2017.
Written by Daran Johnson (co-writer BBC’s Siblings, Flat TV, People Time) and Liam Williams (twice Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, People Time), this grown up and satirical take on the old fashioned pantomimes will be presented by Fight in the Dog.
Once upon a… etc. there was a nice lad called Ricky Whittington, who lived somewhere that isn’t London. Frustrated by the lack of social and economic opportunities in not-London, he put all his possessions into a handkerchief-tied-to-a-stick and set off to is-London with his (talking – get on board) Cat, who was a li’l prick.
Ricky soon learns that the streets are not paved with gold, they’re overrun by rats (which represent disenfranchisement, political disillusionment, economic instability, alienation etc.) and that London isn’t all that welcoming a place for a young person who makes the bold decision of moving there(/here) without first having been born to rich parents.
As well as Charlotte Ritchie, the cast will also include Rob Carter, David Elms, Omar Ibrahim, Rosa Robson and Ellie White.
Ricky Whittington and His Cat is directed by Alex Clatworthy, with musical direction by Freddie Tapner and designs by Tom Kingsley.
Ricky Whittington and His Cat will play at the New Diorama Theatre from the 12th December until the 7th January 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://newdiorama.com/whats-on/ricky-whittington-his-cat.