[Oxford University Light Entertainment Society]

Dick Turpentine (Michaelmas, 2000)

Not only is it the only pantomime to be named after its villain, Dick Turpentine also features a full cast of goodies and baddies, including dames, fairies, imps and assorted random characters. With robberies, kidnap and blackmail, who needs a comprehensible plot?

Shout at the baddies, yell they're behind you at appropriate intervals, cheer the good guys on and generally behave like a load of five year olds. Please leave your maturity and inhibitions at the entrance so that they do not block the fire exits.


Bob Lampwick-noga zivan (Wadham)
"A Lampwick by any other name would smell as much"
Vera de Vere-Danielle Cotter
"I'll have you know I've got a black belt in origami"
Dick Turpentine (aka Sir Richard Hogswash)-Kate Broadhurst
"It's a good job you're a talented criminal, sir!"
Whitewash-Rhi Mogridge
"Whitewash, you are a useless slop bucket!"
Ulrich the Ultimate Baddie-Franco Woolfe
"You really do have a marvellous criminal mind, sir!"
Fairy Blobmother-Elizabeth Baldwin (Wadham)
"I keep forgetting to speak in rhyme and I get it wrong half the time."
Lady de Vere-Catherine Harrison
"The stuck up old hag from the castle, who hasn't smiled since 1921!"
Dame Lampwick-Duncan Coutts (Worcester)
"The foul mouthed washerwoman from the village?"
Gobby-Suzanne Calebrese
"Ever since he swallowed that dictionary, it's been impossible to understand him."
Humpty Dumpty-Dev Gangjee
"Look at me - I'm an egg!"
Policemen-Liz Norman
Michael Mansour
Alice Volmera
"Not much gets past you two, does it?"
Director-Liz Norman
Producer-noga zivan (Wadham)
Script-Liz Norman
(helped and hindered by the cast)

Script and Programme

Flosscars Wins

Best Bad Guy:Franco Woolfe for Ulrich the Ultimate Baddie
Best Impersonation of a person on the opposite sex:Duncan Coutts (Worcester) for Dame Lampwick
Most Quoted Line:Dev Gangee for "Look at me, I'm an egg!"
Best caricature of oneself:Elizabeth Baldwin (Wadham) for the Fairy Blobmother
Best onstage tantrum:Catherine Harrison for Lady de Vere insisting that her daughter cannot marry Bob Lampwick
Best Heckle:Alex Runchman
Best costume:Duncan Coutts (Worcester) for Dame Lampwick's dress
Best Performance Venue:The school with the kids with behavioural problems and a raised stage

Flosscars Nominations

Best hero:noga zivan (Wadham) for Bob Lampwick
Best heroine:Danielle Cotter for Vera de Vere
Best Bad Guy:Kate Broadhurst for Dick Turpentine
Best inanimate object:Hobby Horse
Fairy Blobmother's Fairy Wand
Best Love Scene:noga zivan (Wadham) and Dannielle Cotter for Bob and Vera
Most Quoted Line:Kate Broadhurst and Rhian Mogridge for "Wahahahaha!"
Best special effect:The (slightly late) Woo hoo and flashing lights
The Signs giving locations
Best Line Learner:Liz Norman for policeman
Best Worst Line Learner:Franco Woolfe for Ulrich the Ultimate Baddie
Best onstage tantrum:Dannielle Cotter for Vera de Vere saying she will not stay around to be rescued because she has a black belt in origami
Best off stage tantrum:noga zivan (Wadham) for four actors hadn't showed up at the Mabel Pritchard School
Best Ad Lib:Kate Broadhurst, Rhian Mogridge and Susanne Calabrese for going into the audience to combat heckling
Best scene change:Chaise Longue
The signs changing location at a flip
Best Last Minute OULE:Liz Norman for standing in as a policeman - twice!
Best speech:Rhian Mogridge for Whitewash's eulogy on the virtues of tea
Best Acting Despite Hangover:Liz Norman for the policeman
Kate Broadhurst for Dick Turpentine
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