Left only a pair of second-hand boots by his father, and rejected by his boorish older brother, Jack sets out to win the hand of the princess Gwendolyn with the help of his resourceful cat who has gratefully taken possession of the boots. Threats posed by an ogre who lives nearby, the helpless predicament of the royal party as they travel through the ogre’s territory, and Jack’s stumbling attempts to woo Gwendolyn are handled neatly by the clever Puss.
Commissioned by David Renton for Portus Productions in 1976.
A musical co-written by Ray Whitley and Jim Bennett and originally staged by Portus Productions in Halifax in 1976. The show starred Walter Borden as Puss and a young George Elliott Clarke as a skateboarding Page. The play was written by Mark DeWolf and Ray Whitley. Lyrics by Ray Whitley, Mark DeWolf and Jim Bennett. Music by John Roby and Jim Bennett.