Mother plays son and son plays mother in Dick Whittington at Linton Village College

PUBLISHED: 11:49 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:49 01 December 2017

Tracey Zambrana (front) as Idle Jack and her son Lorenzo as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington at Linton Village College

Tracey Zambrana (front) as Idle Jack and her son Lorenzo as Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington at Linton Village College


A mother is playing her son and her son is playing his mother.

Dick Whittington at Linton Village College Dick Whittington at Linton Village College

This version of Dick Whittington, really is role-reversal. Lorenzo Zambrana aged 17, who wrote the panto and is directing it, is playing the dame, Sarah the Cook, and his mum, Tracey will be the comic “shout out when you see me, boys and girls” Idle Jack.

For yet another year, the mum and son will mirror each other and once again, they will be raising money for EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices). Last year, they raised £850 with Lorenzo’s Aladdin when he played Widow Twankey and mum Tracey played the hapless son, Wishey Washey.

Lorenzo says: “Pantomime is for children so we thought it would be good to raise money for the hospice.”

This year, the show is again at Linton Village College, where Lorenzo is a past pupil, on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10.

Lorenzo, who started giving magic shows when he was at primary school, has left school now and is writing full time.

His cast includes Linton Village College student, Grace Darvill as Alice Fitzwarren, Sarah Colwell as Queen Rat, Imogen Annett (last year’s slave of the ring) as Tommy the Cat, a witty tabby who has words as well as mime, and Elizabeth Woodruffe as Fairy Bow Bells.

Sarah Rycarte (last year’s Empress of China) plays the Empress of Morroco.

There will also be a chorus of “babes” children who sing and dance. There will be a dream scene and audience participation,. Beware men who sit in the front rows, you may be engaged as Sarah’s the Cook’s future husband.

This is a community affair with a lot of the cast having dual roles, the costumes are being made by Tracey (who is also the producer) plus Lorenzo’s grandmother, Joyce Roberts and neighbour Doreen Taylor. Dance teacher, Amy Hayden who was head of the panto society at Leeds University, plays Dick Whittington is also the choreographer.

Shows are at 3pm and 7pm on the Saturday and 3pm on the Sunday. Tickets are £9 adults and £6 children from


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