Newsflash! Queen Rat and her rodent army are swarming all over Glasgow!
Dick McWhittington doesn’t know it yet, but his destiny is to save Glasgow and become Lord Provost. Unfortunately, he’s on his way to London to seek fame and fortune. So it’s up to Glasgow’s very own fairy godmother, Gallus Alice fae the Barras, to bring him back in time to save the Weegies.
Side by side with his very own ratcatcher – Kitty Cat – Dick will stand against Queen Rat for a final showdown in the desert kingdom of the great Sultan Vinegar.
Script Writer - Alan McHugh
Director - Alastair Hawthorn
Set & Costume Designer - Robin Peoples
Choreographer - Kerry McLellan
Musical Director - Marcus Adam
Lighting Designer - Simon Hayes
Sound Designer & Operator - Sean Quinn
Vocal Coach - Jean Sangster
Production Manager - Sandy McRobbie
Stage Manager - Kiri Newbery
Deputy Stage Manager - Riona Gilliland
Technical Stage Manager - Ryan Greenfield
Deputy Technical Stage Managers - Stuart Leech (Head Flys)
Stage Crew -
Chief Production Electrician - Neil Smith
Deputy Production Electrician - Ross McCrone
Lighting Programmer and Operator - Stephen Cunningham
Sound No 1 - Sean Quinn
Sound No 2 - Calum Paterson
Sound No 3 - Rebecca Bell
Technical Stage Management
Find Below the riggers plans for Dick McWhittington:
The Neil Smith, Single Winch, Dual Lift Ladder Divert System™
Dick McWhittington as with most RCS Pantos had a large number of trucks which needed to enter the scene dock. As such we needed to automate two of the SL Ladders. However, there were only two points available due to the other two being used to fly performers. Single Point lift to a bridle was considered but raised concerns over the twisting of the ladder.
And so, from the depths of the fiery elven forges, there came:
THE NEIL SMITH SINGLE WINCH DUAL LIFT LADDER DIVERT SYSTEM
The NSSWDLLDS came onto the stage at a time where the world was dark, and full of terror. Twirling ladders seemed inevitable, and all hope was lost. But 'lo, there cometh an answer.
By taking an automation line from the grid, and diverting it back up to a fixed point, the terror of the stage vanished and light shone upon the world once more. Using two of the old 3d flying pulleys, left by the great elder wizards known as Stage tech, they were bonded with bolts of power upon a bar made of dwarf forged steel. From this bar of justice, the great warriors could attach the ladder, and weild the power to defeat darkness. The devices of illumination ascended unto the heavens with the grace of a summer flower; drifting upon a melancholy wind, with not even a hint of swing. Beneath this retelling of "The Great Struggle", lies the aged scroll that the ancient heroes left for any future warrior who should desire to implement the NSSWDLLDS, and wield it's powers of ascension once more: