From bottle washer to apprentice croupier
From croupier to fixer for the Big Man
Onwards and Upwards climbs Dick Whittington
Friend of Politician and Gangster alike,
Intimate of the Infamous and Associate of Assassins!
Will this simple boy from the Provinces
This scrap, rag and bottle dealer,
Find the core of solid gold that lies
Within the Big Apple that is known
Dick Whittington was an adult pantomime including aspects of other pantomime stories such as Cinderella and Aladdin. The pantomime included a traditional Dame, but not much else of the pantomime was traditional, having a very different spin on a classic tale.