Can't help wondering what this London version is like. Is it a MUSICAL? Does it have the traditional STOCK PLAYERS reminiscent of the Old English Pantomime when the play had its beginnings? Does it involve AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION? Do they have a SING-ALONG? Now I am so curious!
I had such a great experience writing my version of this story. My research led me on such adventures that I had to title the production "The Adventures of Dick Whittington." One of the songs that was such fun to write was the song for the Ship Captain "Over the Briny Sea." The sailor boys who sang it in the show loved it because they thought it was a pirate song. That's okay. I suppose sea-faring men of all sympathies sang sea chanties while they worked.
This is such a great story. I am glad it is still popular 400 years later!
I am happy that I write for children's theater and adapt the stories to reflect and promote character values. Kind of sickens my stomach to think that this story that I love so much was presented in such a base and garish way.