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      COLIN BARROW

      AUTHOR OF PLAY
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      PANTOMIME SCRIPTS
      FOR THE AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL STAGE

      Colin Barrow Scripts
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          About

          ABOUT THE AUTHOR

          I had a dilemma - whether to write a short bit of blurb, or put more meat on the bones and make it more of an essay. This is because over the years I have had many contact me asking for a bit of blurb to place in a program to fill a bit of space. So, in my wisdom, I thought if I wrote a good bit of blurb, those wishing to, could cherry pick from this. In addition to this blurb, I have also included (after this blurb) some comments or little stories (a selection from many) that you may find useful or amusing that may be useful. However, I’m still always happy to supply a bit of extra at any time if asked for it as well as a photo or two. So please used the contact page for that.

          Please feel free to forward this website address to other groups or like minded people that maybe be interested in my scripts.

          Also, if you're performing one of my scripts and wish to place the website address  https://www.colinbarrowscripts.com in your program if you are including a bit of blurb, please do so.

          If you wish for a photo for your program to add to the blurb, please ask via the contact form.

          On the other hand, none of this will be of any interest to you and will want to go straight to the scripts listed.

          From an early age I have always been doing something on the stage. It started in primary school in the 1960's where it was not so much a burning desire, but more a legitimate way of getting out of lessons. These were for Christmas concerts, fêtes and such like. This carried on into senior school, although I had to sneak into the choir as they did less pratting around on the stage entertaining whoever and generally making fools of ourselves. This also led to learning the trombone, but that eventually caused a fracas when playing in an orchestra when the slider knocked a multitude of music stands flying because something off stage caught my eye! I had a go at guitar, then found playing the drums for a dance band was more financially rewarding. I gave up bashing the drums about 1990ish, to the relief of everyone who lived nearby when having a practice. So going back to school days and this legitimate dodging of lessons whilst doing a bit of acting, I found that I had a ‘true’ interest in this entertainment side of life. It intrigued me and stirred something inside that I never knew was there.  

                                                                     

          And so, on leaving school, I found myself looking for stage involvement as a hobby in the community. I loved every second of doing whatever, as it gave me an exciting and fulfilling interest. This led me into the ‘real’ world of theatre with a proper paying audience. Over the years I found myself doing cameo roles, leading parts and minor roles in plays and British pantomimes. Some of these roles were in premiere productions which gave an extended interest in performance. As I became older, I grew into and out of various characters. Even in my 30' s,40's and 50's I found myself having to age up to be in my 70's (or older) or age down as far as early 20's. This range of characters has been a twist of luck by starting in theatre from a young age, but now you will only find me sitting in the audience enjoying the performance. Although I have jumped in and crash learned the lines and played a part with a few days’ notice when someone has fallen ill. Although that ‘jumping in’ allowed the production to continue to run, it’s by no means really rewarding - as it’s ruddy hard work!                                                                                                          

          I did enjoy playing characters in musicals when younger, but shingles in my right ear and throat affected my singing voice and unable to keep what I would call, 'a reasonable standard' from one performance to the next. And for me, I felt that was unfair to a paying audience, although others did disagree and said no one would really notice. So, musicals were out unless I worked behind the scenes or filled the back row of a chorus. But I did have an unexpected return later in life by playing the role of Fagin, from ‘Oliver’, as I knew the songs were more singing in tuneful rhyme rather than finding a range of notes that I knew I'd manage easily in one performance, but falter on another due to my legacy of shingles. 

          Born in Devon, England, the youngest of four and the son of a farmer with the whole extended family being farmers going back to the year dot, I was one of the ones who broke the ranks and went my own way. Although my great Uncle did spend a lot of his working life on Broadway, New York. Oddly, although I now write for a living, in school I was your more practical than academic pupil, well to be honest, all practical and very little academic! In one of my school reports at around the age of 10, my teacher clearly wrote, 'if Colin worked as much as he talked, he would be a brilliant scholar!' Well, she got the talking right, because anyone that knows me will vouch that I can talk and talk and talk. Generally I am creative and have reasonable practical skills that I can turn a hand at doing most things. But I'm never far from a giggle either at myself or at another, in general I see life as a glass half full, very laid back and enjoying humour wherever it bubbles up in whatever form. My philosophy is - live for the moment of today, just in case tomorrow doesn’t come!

          Over the years, it's been my fortune and choice not to always take acting roles, but to be part of the machine of theatre that makes a performance come to life and work. This has included almost all aspects in live theatre (directing, stage managing, prompting, set building, properties, scene cloth painting, back stage crew, lighting, sound, making the tea/coffee and whatever was needed doing by someone even if I didn't really want to do it!) This spectrum of all these things has given me a great understanding when writing a script. It has meant that I have been able to write and apply this ‘whole’ knowledge to my scripts. From this knowledge my scripts will work with budgets large and small and at virtually any venue and preforming space. Many say that I have, 'a mind of vision that has humour throughout'. I believe what they mean is that I am able to construct something engaging, tense or thrilling whilst applying humour just when it is needed. Especially in plays, as pantomimes have a funny bone all the way through.

          Most pantomimes have a traditional story/fairytale backbone to follow. So as a script writer I follow that story and put new flesh onto to the bones. Some, like Arabian Adventure, Santa Clause, etc, I creat the backbones and the flesh.  Plays take more brain  power I start to write and let it emerge and take its own journey leading to the twists and revelations that emerge throughout and onto it's ending. This I find gives a more natural flow especially as I draw on my own life experiences, or what I have seen and witnessed on my journey through my life. I use stories that I have heard whether funny or sad and often use them as a basis within a scene where they fit the characters and story aptly. When it comes to the characters, well most are from people I have seen, watched or even actually know.  So, all my friends are very wary what they say or do when I am about! I've been asked many a time, what makes me write the way I do? Well, I'm a people watcher. I absorb what people say, what they do, the way the talk, dress, walk and their general mannerisms. I have a good memory, so no need to make notes, I can always recall the right snippet of information at the right moment when writing the script. I find by doing that, that snippet or characterization falls more naturally into the script, rather than work at it or refer to notes of reference.

          So having been writing scripts for various local performance over many years, it was only after I had an accident that I turned to writing professionally. And rather than send one of these previous performed tried and tested unpublished scripts to a publisher/agent. Instead, I wrote and sent a newly composed script to a publisher/agent who was willing to read it and give me the honest constructive feedback. Expecting a list of wrongs and what I ought to do to improve it, or what a load of rubbish. In less than a week, a contract was sent to me with the invitation to publish. That script was 'Holiday at Home', it is still as popular today as when it was written. Scripts that I have written since ‘Holiday at Home’ and many of those early scripts are also available having been updated. Well, maybe not all, but listed on this website is a more than an ample selection. 

          This website gives a cross section portfolio of the scripts that are readily available for amateur production and currently not being performed on the professional stage. The site by no means lists all the scripts that I have scribed under my ‘real’ name or those under a ‘nom de plume’ (of which you will see one that I use on listed this site) So you could well happen upon other scripts of mine in your wider search. Either under my ‘real’ name or those written under the various ‘nom de plume’ names that I use. Who knows, one might even be a stage name of mine!!!!

          If a script takes your fancy, then the publishing house/agents details are given for you to venture further on to a perusal, purchase of script, obtaining performing licences, etc, etc. Each script also gives a direct link to press for this to help you in your search.

          Well, that's a bit of blurb without giving away too many secrets maintaining a private life to live normally. So, I would like to thank you for visiting my web site to see what there is on offer.

           

          Wishing you all the best

           

          Colin

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          GENERAL INFORMATION

          ALL THE SCRIPTS LISTED HAS THE PUBLISHER/AGENT GIVEN WITH EACH SCRIPT'S DETAILS.  A SYNOPSIS, ERA, APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME AND REQUIRED ACTOR NUMBERS ARE ALSO GIVEN. 

          THEY HAVE ALL BEEN PERFORMED REPEATEDLY GIVING THEM A TRIED AND TRUSTED BACKGROUND. 

          TO OBTAIN A SAMPLE/PERUSAL SCRIPT, FURTHER SCRIPTS FOR REHEARSALS AND LICENCES FOR ALL PERFORMANCES  GO TO THE PUBLISHER/AGENT GIVEN WITH EACH SCRIPTS DETAILS.

          ALL SCRIPTS ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT AND A LICENCE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES WILL NEED TO BE OBTAINED AND PAID FOR PRIOR TO THE PRODUCTION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE PUBLISHER/AGENT.  IT IS ILLEGAL AND A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO PERFORM ANY SCRIPT WITHOUT OBTAINING A ROYALTY LICENCE FOR ANY PERFORMANCE. REMEMBER; THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF LICENCES DOES INCLUDE THAT THE AUTHOR'S NAME AND THE PUBLISHER/AGENTS NAME IS DISPLAYED ON ALL ADVERTISING MATERIAL, PROGRAMS, SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC, ETC. 

          #   I always know that I am in for a great pantomime when I'm asked to do a show report with a script that has been written by Colin Barrow; and once again I wasn't disappointed. A fabulous Aladdin script with two Genies which gave a new twist to the traditional pantomime without deviating from the story. A superb cast delivered a quality performance which everyone attending enjoyed just as a pantomime should be enjoyed...

          #  'There Must Be An Angel' is an unusual play, but a really touching piece of work which will strike a chord with audiences up and down the country...

           

          #   Two flats depicted stained glass windows and upstage was what appeared to be a heavy wooden door.  This is where, aided by clever lighting the Angel appeared, the vicar's first true love.  A table,  a few chairs, another table with copious supplies of alcohol,  a box with rugs and a teddy and the stage was dressed.  The simplicity of the set enabled scene changes to be swiftly undertaken, allowing the play to flow. Clever writing which allowed a compelling play to be staged with the bare minimum of scenery and yet, it was all that was needed. This was the work of an author who understood the full logistics of producing a play and obtaining a polished result for anyone who decides to produce it...  

          #   'Captain Coots Legacy'. The cast of six that I understand had various levels of stage experience. From being a second appearance on stage to those with numerous productions under their belts. The story was gentle and yet had great pockets of drama, intensity and humour. Here, all actors seemed to judge the timing well for the audience to react and this showed there has been good direction from the director. The pace was good and the story moved swiftly along. A very enjoyable play to watch...

          #  “Jail Birds” was another success story for the author. This comedy is very tongue-in-cheek and is a farcical send up of the prison and it's inmates. All of the characters in Jail Birds gave us great comedic moments to the audience as well as telling a fun story. The director of this play put the comedy foremost and it worked, his well-chosen cast did him proud...

          #  'Holiday at Home'. From the opening of the curtains it was apparent that the set for this delightful comedy/thriller by Colin Barrow had been designed and ‘dressed’ with fine detail in mind with plush furniture, ornaments, a plant, a great standard lamp and a good choice of curtains. Costumes were also very varied but totally appropriate with a great choice of hats. As with Agatha Christie plays Colin had written, with very clever dialogue, to included a fair number of characters – most of whom had motives and opportunity to be the thief and/or the murderer...

          #  Not many Comedy Mystery plays will keep you enthralled till the very end in such an entertaining way as 'Appletastic'...

          #  Well! well,! well,! Or should I say Appletastic or "appetitestic"? Another fabulous performance to a run of full houses. Enthralling and very funny...

          #  I nearly wet myself attending the performance of 'Murder at the Rehearsal' to write a show report. It was very funny with a great story with an end which nobody saw coming. The audience, which was a full house on the night I attended, lapped up every moment up with gusto. I believe what grasped me the most with its intrigue, was that the author has been very clever to create each character to replicate ones that he has evidently worked with throughout his career on and off stage! This meant any audience watching who are themselves involved with amdram also knew real life actors exactly like these characters in the play. What a clever inspiration!... 

          #  I found 'Deep Secret' a very heart warming and poignant play with a scattering of great humour throughout. Based on a true story, it was a surprise to find out after watching this wonderful production that the character 'James' in the play, was in fact, Colin (the author) in the real story as it happened in 2003. I thought how wonderful it must be to write about yourself as a character but never to act the part and allow someone else to do it. I would watch this production again and again and again...

          #   Having never seen a play written by Colin Barrow, 'No Smoke Without Fire' delivered a great production. It left me wanting to watch more of his work and will do so when ever possible...

          #  'Goody two Shoes' a pantomime that is less done these days has been re-kindled with a wonderful entertaining script by Colin Barrow. The characters, the story, the humour the glitz and glamour, wonderful song and dance and the silly stuff, brought a traditional pantomime that everyone enjoyed whatever their age...

          #   What an absolutely fun script to perform just prior to Christmas. 'Joy To The World' a Nativity as you've never seen it. The performance was interspersed with a range of traditional Christmas Carols for the audience to sing between the mini scenes of mayhem. Silly, fun, tongue-in-cheek and such a great party performance that was enjoyed to the hilt by everyone. What also makes this production special is that the actors needs no acting experience whatever as they reliving their primary school days again. It can be performed by anyone who just want to have fun!...

          #  As it happens, I've now seen 'My Best Trifle Dish' an one act-play twice, but in different circumstances. The first time was a drama competition with UK National Young Farmers area round, where it won with ease against six or seven other groups to venture onto the regional round in the competition. The second is tonight, where I have been invited to compile a show report for the three scripts being performed as 'an ensemble of one-act plays' which is running for a week instead of a full length play. The first, all the actors were under the age of twenty five; the second, all the actors were of the right age or there about from being the teenage characters up to the grandmother. In both cases the script worked just as well and equally as funny bringing the final twist of surprise with the plays title. A great piece of writing where the author has picked up on three teenagers, two brothers and a sister, that up to now, their mother has done everything for them. But tonight, she has downed tools and going out with some friends leaving the three siblings and her husband to fend for themselves.  So funny and yet so true to situations you have witnessed or heard about, but maybe not all on the same evening! It was forty five minutes of entertaining stage performance...

          #  'Plonk!' conjured up all sorts of ideas in my head before watching tonight's performance and it wasn't what I was expecting. Instead I watched a very cleverly written play with the use of minimal set dressing, a free standing window with operational curtains and an archway used as a door entrance. Many of the clues were subtle, which sparked intrigue trying to work out the culprit, reason and method. The story itself that led to the murder, was again one of great ingenuity placing all characters with motive except for the Police detective investigating. The mix of characters types was superb with a wide range of personalities and mannerisms all of which added to its charm. It was evident that those personalities and mannerisms where asked for by the script to back up the dialogue and character situations which brought a great fun element to the performance without being unnatural...

          #  What could be at first deemed as a complicated stage set, in fact, it is simply achievable as witnessed tonight. I am told that the instruction for this 'set  construction' is given in the script and were followed more or less with some small logistical adjustments having to be made. The audience applause given on the curtain opening revealing the 'set', must have given an 'uplifting buzz' to deliver an outstanding performance. A typical mother-in-law V's daughter-in-law situation where today, day eleven of a two week family caravan holiday, it has not stopped raining since their arrival. Tensions grow, typical situations and problems arise with this type of holiday, (albeit on the same day). 'Passion Wagon' is a  very entertaining and witty play that had the theatre bulging at the seems with laughter....

          #  This script of Cinderella written by Colin Barrow, a script obtained through Noda, was magical just as you'd expect from all Cinderella pantomimes. However, in this instance with the inclusion of some new characters to accompany those you'd usually expect, brought new life and additional fun to the production. Septic, a female tramp like figure trying to 'out do' the ugly sisters was a brilliant concept as were Cuthbert and Horace a comedy duo of similar status. Very clever introductions that didn't distract from such an iconic pantomime story...

          JUST A FEW EXTRACTS FROM A MYRIAD OF VARIOUS SHOW REPORTS

          FULL LENGTH PLAY SCRIPTS

          MANY OF THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTS CAN BE PERFORMED ON EITHER A BARE STAGE WITH SET DRESSING REQUIRED BY THE SCRIPT, OR WITH A TRADITIONAL BUILT SET. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THESE TWO OPTIONS WILL BE WITH IN THE FRONT PAGES OF THE SCRIPT 

          ALL FULL LENGTH PLAYS ARE WRITTEN WITH TWO ACTS AND ALL RUN BETWEEN ONE HOUR FORTY FIVE MINUTES TO TWO HOURS. THE INTERVAL BETWEEN THE TWO ACTS IS TO YOUR OWN DESIRED DURATION

          All the following scripts are fully protected under the copyright laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America, Australasia and all countries of the Berne and Universal copyright conventions.

          It is an infringement of the Copyright to give a public performance or public reading of this script before written permission given or the correct fee paid and a licence has been issued.

          All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Radio, Television, Public Reading and Translation into foreign Languages, are strictly reserved.

          Other than under the terms and conditions of the licence issued for this script. NO part of this script may lawfully be REPRODUCED in ANY form or by ANY means including photocopying, cut and paste, retyping, typescript, Recording (including video/DVD recording),manuscript, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise - or be transmitted or stored in a retrieval system, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION.

          It is a criminal offence to perform ANY script without obtaining a licence, and no part (partially or wholly) of this script can be copied or used for any reason other than the terms stipulated within the purchase licence

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          SYNOPSIS

          The play is about Rose and Roger Dunstable who has bought and modernised a house in which Roger lived as a child to the age of around seven. They engage a Miss Percy and a Miss Pilsworth to work on the very neglected large back garden. It soon becomes clear that the sight of an apple tree bearing rosy red apples seems to stir something in Rogers memory, but what? The arrival of their son and daughter-in-law enthused on family research take the story of discovery forward.

          During the garden renovations a human skeleton is unearthed in the garden. Is this a victim of a murder? And if so, who? As the story twists and turns giving the audience laughter and intrigue, it also leads them with red herrings to keep them guessing. At the close of the play all is sensationally revealed with unexpected twists in which the Dunstable family are left in total surprise.

          THE SET

          The set is a simple box style to fit the stage. The door and window to be set to suit your stage. The window needs to be operational and placed in good view of all the audience. Drapes or a window blind needs to dress and be operational for the window. The general look and décor of the set is a minimalist style in an old house which has been modernised. The set needs to be dressed and

          furnished in a minimalist modern style to include an arm chair, a sofa (if the sofa is not large enough, another chair will be required) and a coffee table. A large copy of a black and white portrait photograph will be required, (a male around fifty years of age), ideally of the father, grandfather, uncle or brother of the person who is acting the character Roger Dunstable, but absolute necessary. Although an old photo, it needs to be framed in a modern minimalist style to suit the décor.

          CHARACTERS  -  3 male, 5 female, 1 male/female

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          THE SCRIPT 

          Although written for UK (English) production, a few word changes makes it perfectly suitable for USA or any other English speaking country. These words changes are minimal and only occur infrequently. For example, mobile phone to cell phone, etcetera.

           

          It’s an easy script to produce and a play that will allow itself to be performed on any size performing space The original story idea is loosely based from ‘Ghosts’ by Henrik Ibsen which has for many years been a public domain script. From that story idea, this modern script has been written with only minor content references to the original.  Other than a few simple sounds, the script calls for no special lighting or sound effects. It is written that the use of a traditional stage build set can be used, or performed on a blank stage. This allows the script to be performed by anyone, with any budget and virtually at any venue. Although it’s a script that holds a lot of drama, it has some uplifting moments of humour which helps to make keep the pace going and natural.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Ten years after Captain Coots has died, a successful businessman. His widow, Anna, decides to use the money that he left to build a place of refuge for the homeless. Money which she believes is ‘tainted’ and best spent on a good cause. The Coots marriage was bitter sweet and they had a son, Peter, a budding artist. However, Peter, like his father, has a hereditary illness that affects the brain. Unfortunately for Peter, the condition is far worse than his father had and faces a future life of just being alive, not knowing who he is and unable to care for himself. The time of the play is set on the completion of the refuge and tomorrow sees a celebration with dignitary’s, officials, local people and workmen that did the building for it’s opening. But on the eve of these celebrations the refuge burns down, and what is more, Peter is becoming too close to Suzie, a union that  would have consequences if it is not stopped. The final twist that closes the play is with Peter, who takes matters into his own hands.

           

          ERA  -   The present

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour forty five minutes approximately (not including the interval time)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  3 male, 3 female

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          SYNOPSIS

          The opening of this comedy play (April) begins with Emma and her parents, Joyce and Peter arriving back from the wake after John’s funeral, Emma’s late husband. They are joined by her brother Gary and two best friends Carol and Sue. Joyce is very disapproving of the funeral and its service and makes no bones about speaking her thoughts about it. Emma soon realises that she’d have sooner returned back to the house alone. It’s not long before Patrick, (Vicar) appears. Joyce and the Vicar go into battle over the funeral service. The story soon develops over the duration of months with intrigue, by suggestion, of John’s suspected infidelity and a new and budding romance between Emma and Patrick. Emma discovers that she has two sets of jewellery missing, both comprising of a necklace and earrings. Having searched the house from top to bottom, it’s a mystery as to what has happened to them. In the meantime, Gary who already has eleven children by three women has moved onto pastures new, but who is this mystery lady? The final scene, the following February, is supposed to celebrate Emma’s birthday, but before the party starts, the twists and revelations bring it to an abrupt argumentative end!

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour fifty minutes - two hours (not including the interval)

           

          ERA   -  The present day

          CHARACTERS  -  3 male, 4 female

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          FOREWORD

          This play is loosely based on a true story of a lady in her last year of life and written in 2007. The stories, anecdotes, attitudes and situations are real, but to make the story work the twists that include adoption and situations thereof has been added to make it stage-worthy and the final secret. The characters are all based on real people and have been given different names, many of whom are sadly no longer with us. When writing and bringing it all together, it brought home just how stern and abrupt the ‘real’ Brenda was to a few friends who wanted to be closer. And yet, these few friends we’re resilient and never drifted away, as if they embraced the challenge and Brenda embraced giving them the challenge. Looking back, it was like a game, Brenda was in control in her domain and theses friends were in control outside of it. Maybe it was just a clash of personalities with very little give?  Whereas everyone one else who were her friends had a fun easy time and enjoyed her friendship to the full with humour thrown in.  Although there was more than enough material to use, the problem was what to include and what to dispense with. Refining it all down has now produced a play that tells a story with humour, drama, emotion and a window of reality of the last year of an eighty-seven-year-old lady with a unique character! Oh, and I was the ‘real’ James in the story!

           

          SYNOPSIS

          A play, that gives light humour and drama by telling the story of Brenda Drummond during her final nine months of life.  Humour is delivered in many forms as well as drama with deep emotion. This is a play in which some of the performers can really get underneath the skin of the characters. Brenda, would be the biggest acting challenge, but rewarding. She begins the play in reasonable health, which deteriorates during its length to her death. She’s supported by friends, who see her through her final stages of life. By the end of act one Brenda has collapsed with a slight stroke. Seeing her in act two living her last days in a nursing home. A very simple play to stage, with the added attraction of Act one, a sitting room set, and Act two, a nursing home bedroom set. (Both using the same stage set up but with different dressing and furnishing) This gives the audience a surprise and different dimension. The title Deep Secret, suggests many thoughts. And so, there are red herrings filtered into the script, confusing the viewer as to what actually is, the Deep Secret or secrets? 

           

          ERA   -  2002 and 2003

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME -   One hour fifty minutes (not including the interval) 

           

          CHARACTERS   -  2 male, 5 female, 1 male/female

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          SYNOPSIS

          This play provides a humorous light hearted production, set in the drawing room of Thrivington Hall, the home of Lady Daphne Boucher. Her long-faithful butler, Scribbins, and newly-employed maid, Lizzie Crawford, reside with her. Lady Boucher is somewhat disappointed with Lizzie, as she turns out to be the complete opposite to her glowing references. This supplies a large proportion of the comedy along with pockets of comedy delivered by some of the other characters and their situations.

          The story revolves around a string of jewellery thefts that prompt Lady Boucher to create a fictitious holiday rather than going away, as, although Lady Boucher feels her jewellery is quite secure in the safe hidden behind a picture in the drawing room, she’s apprehensive of leaving the property entirely empty. With military precision, Scribbins helps to plan a ‘holiday at home’. After their departure is seen by some residents, they return secretly to the Hall for the fictitious week’s holiday. Whilst the local residents of Thrivington believe Lady Boucher and her butler are living it up on the Italian Riviera, Lizzie Crawford has been neatly placed at the Vicarage for a week of spring cleaning. The following Saturday, after a very early departure from Thrivington Hall to fabricate their return, the house falls victim to the next jewellery theft. As the plot thickens, including the death of Alice Derbyshire. It becomes a puzzling problem for Inspector Warwick to solve. The play concludes with several unexpected twists.

          ERA  -  Present day 

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  Two hours (not including the interval)

          CHARACTERS  -   2 male, 5 female, 2 male/female

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          SYNOPSIS

          The action of the play takes place in the communal area of a prison. The female inmates are all of senior age and have all committed crimes to be imprisoned and cared for at the expense of the tax payer, rather than paying high residential home fees. Now imprisoned, they’re still law breaking by scams, forgeries and producing illegal substances in the prison grounds. The prison staff, a younger section of cast, are kept on their toes with the luxury style of living the inmates all wish to receive. Although this play is a farcical comedy, the moves and action is suitable for a more senior cast. This comedy play is very tongue-in-cheek and is a farcical send up of the prison system. All of which gives great characters and rib tickling amusement to the audience. The final minutes of the play deliver unseen surprises for the final curtain.

           

           

          TIME  -  Set in the present day or a era of your choice post 2010

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME   -  Two hours  (not including the interval)

           

           

          CHARACTERS  -  3 male, 7 female,1 male/female

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is a very easy script to stage with no actual scenery required. A good murder mystery where areas are a mix of drama and thriller, but all interspersed with a good comedy element throughout. From time to time there is input of a frightening or spooky kind that makes the cast and audience jump alike. This is a great boon for those running on a tight budget or have limited performing space. The costuming is simple and yet each character can be developed with great scope by the actor. The play is loosely built around some people or members commonly found in many theatrical groups/societies and clubs. It’s a script that many reading, acting and watching with a theatrical background at whatever level will recognise someone they probably know! It’s a fun script, a bit tongue-in-cheek and a little bit different.  

           

          SYNOPSIS

          The play is set on stage at a theatre which is owned by a guild of theatrical groups in a town. Owning the building means the various groups use it for meetings, construction, sewing, rehearsals, etc. Here, the drama group has met to begin the first rehearsal on a bare stage with no set built or proper furnishings. After the arrival of all, the director attempts to start the first rehearsal of a play. This rehearsal comes to an abrupt end when Mary dies sat in her chair on stage. As the actual play progresses over some days, the mystery of Mary’s death it becomes apparent that she was poisoned. One by one other members of the cast are murdered whilst the police investigation goes on. This becomes a real brain teaser for Detective Shaw, as some murders happen when he is in the building! The story twists and turns giving mystery along the way until there are only two characters left, Detective Shaw and Rory Jones. Surely one of these two is the murderer, but the play ends with everyone including the Detective dead! Or are they?

           

          ERA  -  No stipulated era of the play

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour fifty minutes (not including the interval)

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male, 5 female, 2 male/female

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          SYNOPISIS

           

          A comedy (act two being more farce) murder-mystery play which has good humour interwoven with red herrings to lead on and intrigue the audience before finally concluding with some unexpected twists. Act one gives the audience the reasonable expectations of a play of this type. Act two delivers more comedy, farce and several unexpected sudden frights making the audience react with the cast in fright. The play is set in the home of Katie Denver at Sweetbriar House. Katie has a scheme to get her hands on as much money as possible from her remaining three relatives. Once having some light refreshments Mary, a friend of Katie, suddenly dies. This is followed by the unexpected death of Katie. After which, unexplained spooky, ghostly and frightening happenings begin. As the remaining family are killed off one by one, who will be left to inherit?  

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  Two hours (not including the interval)

           

          ERA  -  Present day

           

          CHARACTERS  -  4 male, 3 female, 1 male/female

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          Although written for UK (English) production, a few word changes makes it perfectly suitable for USA or any other English speaking country. These words changes are minimal and only occur infrequently. For example, mobile phone to cell phone, holiday to vacation, etc, etc. This script is extremely easy to stage in any size venue or performing space. The set can be made/dressed as simply or elaborately as you wish as it depicts the terrace of a holiday establishment on a tropical Island. Therefore it is ideal to perform on a bare stage with only the require dressing to set the scene. The characters are easy to costume as the play is set in the present day. The good mix of character types gives great variety and entertainment with people from different homelands (or all from the same country) on holiday. All in all, a great fun script with the, ‘who done it’ murder mystery of two characters deaths within it.  

          SYNOPSIS

          Set in the present time, two working ladies, Christine and Rose, arrive on Paradise Island for a two-week holiday and stay at the Blue Lagoon situated at Paradise Bay. They find themselves integrated with other guests that are staying for much longer duration's and are regular returnees. This is the first time since Christine whose married to Peter that has left him on his own. As Christine and Rose arrive to the hotel, Peter is on the phone with a crisis he has at home. These crises continue giving some of the humour throughout. Sandra, a private detective and undercover, is not a regular visitor but has been there for almost a month as she is investigating a case of fraud. As she nears the truth she is murdered. This is followed by Colonel Meecham’s murder. As the local Police draw a blank as to motive and who, Alfredo, the waiter/barman suddenly remembers Sandra using a USB memory data stick on the hotels guest computer. It is found and the murderer is discovered, but who is it? The final short scene sees Peter suddenly appearing to surprise Christine in quite a sensational way that has been part of the fun and topic of the phone call story line!

          ERA  The present time

          RUNNING TIME  One hour fifty minutes (approx) not including an interval

          CHARACTERS   5 female, 4 male 

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is an easy script to stage. It can be performed with a tradition box stage set, or it can be performed on a blank stage. Either option allows you to dress the performing space to your own requirements, space and venue. Ideal if you are working on tight budgets or looking for a script that will adjust easily to your performing space. The script has seven characters; 4 male 3 female acting characters of varying ages

           

          SYNOPSIS

          A comedy drama set in the flat/apartment of Tony and Julia. Their daughter, Diane, becomes involved with Martin, who wants her for his own pleasures. Once in his clutches, the more she wants to end it all and never meet him again, the more pressure of demands he delivers. This gives Diane no choice but to play along with his desires. The family suddenly becomes aware of the problem after Diane has talked to her brother, Eric. After he alerted all, Hilary (Julia’s mother and Diane’s grandmother), takes charge. Hilary set up a trap which brings unexpected humour to the whimpering Martin who has a taste of his own medicine.

           

          ERA  -  The Present day

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  About one hour fifty minutes (not including the interval)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  4 male, 3 female

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          SYNOPSIS

          A comedy play that revolves around the time-old classic of a mother-in-law versus her daughter-in-law. Stella Watts has agreed with her husband Brian to take their daughter Amy and his mother Florrie on a two-week family holiday. It’s the eleventh day and, as yet, they’ve been unable to get away from each other thanks to the appalling bad weather. As the day unfurls, the cutting remarks and situations can’t stop romance creeping into the family from all angles; one assurance is that Florrie Watts, who wishes she’d stayed at home, will most certainly have the last laugh.

          ERA  -  An era of your choice, post 1990.

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  Two hours (not including the interval)

          CHARACTERS  -   4 male 4 female

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          THE SCRIPT

          With a cast of seven, (two male, four female and one either) set in the present day, this comedy murder mystery is ideal for so many performing groups and venue types or restricted acting spaces

          This play has the unique feature where it can be run as a normal stage production of its type in theatre mode. Or it can be produced as a murder mystery night in cabaret style by using the attached questionnaire (in the back of the script) to be completed by teams during the interval. Either way, the production runs exactly the same. Lighting is simple as are sound effects. The play can be performed by using the basic furnishing requirements of the play, or a full traditional box set, or any compromises between the two. Whichever staging method is used, the use of additional set dressing is flexible and accordance to space available.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          This comedic murder mystery play is set in the sitting room of Worth Farm and Vineyard farmhouse. Heather Watson hatches a plan that in her final handful of years of life, she will have a little fun promising various people sole beneficiary of the farm and vineyard for a reduction in wages. Each person involved is sworn to secrecy and not to mention this arrangement to anyone else. Embroiled into this scheme are Mr. and Mrs. Daniels who own the neighbouring farm and are now renting land from Heather Watson with beneficial conditions to inherit Worth Farm on the death of Heather, and also sworn to secrecy of the arrangement. One evening when all five are invited to a gathering, Heather Watson is murdered by one of them in her bedroom to inherit the farm and vineyard. It soon becomes apparent that they have all been given the same false promise of inheritance, because in reality, they each only receive a letter with thanks and two cases of wine. Detective Harman has the job to try and unravel the clues which leads to the murderer. Whilst the story unfolds, revelations of a secret romance are discovered along with the true identity of the beneficiary of Worth Farm and Vineyard, but who is  the murderer? All of which deliverers the audience with unexpected twists, turns and laughter!

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour fifty minutes (not including the interval)

           

          TIME  -  The present day or an era of your choice

           

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male, 4 female, 1 male/female

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          SYNOPSIS

           

          A full length mystery comedy in two acts. The action of the play takes place in the sitting room of a deserted house that has been unoccupied for some time and it is up for sale. On a cold snowy February day, John Beswick, is a taxi driver for four passengers who have just disembarked from the cruise liner, The Pierre Belmonde. On the journey to the first passengers' destination, they have been forced to take a diversion due to a sudden heavy snow fall. The road becomes impassable and they are forced to take shelter in an unoccupied semi derelict house. This is added to in act one when two other stranded ladies knock on the door asking for shelter. It becomes apparent that some have had what seems to be a shady criminal past. Tensions and accusations begin to emerge but the real crux of the story doesn’t emerge until the closing of act one via the radio news. The suspicions are heightened when they hear from the news broadcast that Lady Morricone, one of the last to disembark the ship has discovered that the famous Morricone diamonds have been stolen. With twists and turns, red herrings galore and all present having suspicion directed at them, this comedy delivers the audience good entertainment throughout. The close of the play reveals many surprises and a plot that has come to fruition set by the police. But who are these people and is the jewel thief or thieves among them?

           

          ERA  -   Set in the present day

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour and fifty minutes (not including the interval)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male, 5 female

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          THE SCRIPT

          This play has a light humorous content and can be produced on any stage, whether large or small. It will work easily with black stage cloths with the use of a free-standing Church type window with back lighting and a door archway leading off stage. Alternatively, you can build a set if you wish. The stage can have as much, or as little, furnishing to suit the space in addition to what's required by the script. With a cast of six, there is flexibility for the ages of the cast. The costuming is simple everyday clothing the use of some clergy clothing is optional. The play gives humour, drama and a strong story with its unexpected twist at its close.

          Using the script throughout the world.  Although originally written for United Kingdom performances, it is understood for an international appeal, some ‘Christian Church building references or those people in charge’ may require some name alteration to fit the country of performance and denomination . That is if you decide not to set the play ‘in a English Village and that of a Church of England’.

          For example, if in the script is says: Vicar - you may wish to use, Minister, Father, Pastor, etc. Or, Vicarage - you may wish to use Church House, Rectory,  etc. These and possibly one or two other names/words may require changing for the country of production. So the author gives permission for these few crucial words ONLY to be changed without prior permission.  The remainder script in it’s entirety remains as written.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          The action of the play takes place in the vestry of a small community Church. After a Sunday morning service, Andrew Hewitt (Vicar) is found by loyal Church-goer and Church warden Sarah indulging in a large glass of wine in the vestry. He claims that he has seen a ghost in the Memorial Chapel. The ghost is of Tracey Hunt, a past love of Andrew who has no knowledge of the fact that she was killed in action whilst serving in the army. Throughout the week Tracey appears as a ghost, unseen by the cast, asking questions whilst characters find themselves giving impromptu answers for no reason. And that not only gives humour, but it also pushes the story along. Andrew Hewitt is recently ordained and has a more modern approach to running the Church. He clashes with the more traditional Sarah who has her feet in the past. Sarah also has reservations that Andrew entertains a young lady, Abi, in the Vicarage for unbridled passion.  After a sunny Monday, the night becomes stormy so when Andrew enters the Church late and in darkness, he is seen by Karen, a divorced and homeless with virtually no money. According to his faith, he gives shelter and help to Karen, which leads her to camp out in the vestry. The week has its ups and downs when finally, on Saturday, Andrew and Abi finish whatever relationship they had. This allows Karen to move into the Vicarage for Saturday night and then she leaves on the Sunday with her suitcase packed. John, the Church Verger, is a very calm, collected man who see things as they are and never becomes involved, but is supportive to the Vicar in all aspects. Andrew finds after the morning service he has no love in his life other than his Angel, Tracey. Or is there an unexpected twist?

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  One hour forty minutes  (not including the interval)

           

          ERA  -  The present day

           

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male,  4 female

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          SYNOPSIS

          When self-made multimillionaire, David Oxendale rents a chalet for an August holiday he meets by sheer accident Lucy, who becomes his wife before the holiday ends. Once returned home, David who is senior in age introduces his wife to his sisters. Lucy who is less than half of David’s age is welcomed by Mary Oxendale, a sister of David, with acceptance and jubilation of the union. However, Judith Simmons and Emily Blunt, David’s other two sisters, who are greedy and selfish, disapprove greatly and are concerned about any monetary inheritance from their very rich brother. After a year of marriage, David dies, leaving his widow and sister Mary grieving his loss, whilst Judith and Emily keenly want to know what they are left in his will. However, not all is straight forward, as family, domestic help and an artist are mentioned with various inheritances. The vast fortune of this millionaire goes to the one who finds it in accordance of his will, a treasure hunt. This very funny, intriguing and entertaining play has a strong story line, and keeps the audience laughing whilst the mayhem unfolds. The close of the play reveals twists and the winner who takes all!      

          Approximate running time : Two hours (not including the interval)

           

          ERA  -  The present day

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -   One hour fifty minutes to two hours  (not including the interval)

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male, 5 female, 1 male/female

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          ONE-ACT PLAYS

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          All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Radio, Television, Public Reading and Translation into foreign Languages, are strictly reserved.

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is a very simple script to perform at any venue and performing space size.

          The action of the play takes place inside a fairground psychics reading tent. How the stage is dressed to resemble the situation is entirely up to you. It can be as elaborate as you like, or just a simple bare stage with just the stage dressing and properties required by the script. Having been produced many times over, it has never failed to deliver fifty minutes to an hour of entertainment to the viewing audience.

          SYNOPSIS
          The action of this humorous tongue-in-cheek play takes place at a psychic reading attraction at a fairground. Gypsy Rosa Pentalegro is once more in occupancy with a travelling fair which is making its annual visit to a town. She has the usual gift of the gab and in return she takes money from customers as if feeding a slot machine. Rosa enters and exits frequently to stash her takings whilst the rest of the play action takes place. Best friends Sandra and Becky have, for the fun of it, had a reading which leads to John arriving in Rosa’s absence and recognizing Becky as a cast member in a play. With John and Sandra’s departure, Jackie, Becky’s theatrical agent, enters and introduces her to Roger, a film director. Roger turns out to be a philanderer, Rosa warns Becky not to trust him and she acts upon it. By the time Sandra returns, John has Rosa in a hold up in a desperate attempt to steal her takings. Sandra saves the day by phoning the police but it’s the return of Becky that knocks John out with a frying pan. The play concludes by confirming the random numbers Rosa gave as those which will win the lottery. Sandra, using those numbers, has the winning lottery ticket and there is only one winner. Sandra promises all three of them will enjoy the millions.

           

           

          TIME  -   The present day

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  Fifty to sixty minutes (depending on the directors instructions of varying pace and acting improvisation)

          CHARACTERS  -  2 male, 4 female, 1 male/female

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          THE SCRIPT

          Although this play has four characters, three females and a male. It is predominately a three-character play with the fourth (the third female) only appearing at the close of the play.

          The play delivers a good piece of drama for the performers to act, creating good individual characters with plenty of light and shade throughout the script. It tells a story by acting in a straight non-comedy manner, but to the watching audience, the situation will give them amusement as the story unfolds. A great one act play if you are looking for a good acting piece to direct or perform.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Set in the office of Stuart Reynolds, it soon becomes apparent that Stuart and his private secretary Amy, are in a relationship. A relationship in which has recently been sealed by their engagement to be married. However, due to a situation fabricated by Stuart, the relationship and engagement has for now, to be kept a secret. Megan, Stuarts receptionist, has also just recently become engaged to be married, to Stuart. This brings rise to another fabrication of reasons to keep the romance a secret. This forms a love triangle, where tensions, love, drama and near misses create the unravelling story. Stuart, through lies and deceit keep the two ladies in the dark of the situation until Megan finds Amy sat on his lap. A slanging match begins between the two women as Stacey enters, another female that Stuart has a love interest with! Needless to say, Stuart wants the ground to open up and swallow him as three women are firmly advancing on him with venom!

          ERA  -  The present day

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  - Thirty five - forty minutes

          CHARACTERS  -  1 male, 3 female

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          Synopsis

          Set in the dining area of a farm house, it gives the situation of a husband and three siblings taking for granted comforts of the wife and mother in the home. For the first time in married life, husband Martin, after a days work on the farm, finds his wife Emma leaving for an evening out with some of her friends without him.  After Emma’s departure, the three siblings also arrive from their occupations hungry and eager to depart for their usual Friday nights revelry in a local  town. This creates a evening of mayhem, as Martin decides to join his neighbour and friend who’s wife has also gone out with Emma. Leaving the three siblings to fend for themselves only to discover there’s no food prepared or clothes washed, ironed or mended. Taking hold of the situation, the three siblings decide it can’t be all that difficult, or is it? Emma returns home after a non eventful evening with her friends. Martin eventually arrives home, very drunk and worse for wear. As for the siblings, not all goes to plan and for Trevor it brings an unexpected surprise when Emma decides to make a trifle!

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  45 minutes

           

          ERA  - The present day

           

          CHARACTERS  -  4 male, 4 female     

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          This is a short one act play for two women (or men dressed and acting as women for more humour). Jess is homeless and lives in the park. Today, like all other days, she roams around and selects a bench to occupy until the urge comes to move to another. Having chosen the bench as set, Alice, a lady who’s jogging and trying to lose weight enters and is needing a rest. Sitting on the bench with Jess a conversation develops of a quite humorous nature. However, Alice who says her marriage is pretty much on the rocks, suddenly realises how lucky she really is after being with Jess for a few minutes.

           

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  -  Twenty minutes  (time can vary slightly depending on the duration of business)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  2 female (could be males acting as females)

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is a script ideal for any age group to perform, especially for those of a more senior age. With a cast of four, it keeps the story moving and interesting whilst bringing it to its final conclusion. It’s very simple to perform at any venue that will deliver humour throughout.

           

          SYNOPSIS 

          John has arranged to meet Janet at a hotel lounge after making contact

          on an on-line dating site. Janet has never dated like this before and is more than nervous, but this is not the case for John, or so it seems. On behalf of Janet, the Waiter/Waitress has discovered that John has a room booked in his name, room two zero seven. This conjures up thoughts which makes Janet more uneasy about the situation. Janet excusing herself to, ‘powder her nose’ exits and within moments Mary enters wearing an identical dress. John momentarily mistakes Mary for Janet and slowly finds himself in a difficult fix because Mary is his wife!

           

          ERA  - The present

           

          RUNNING TIME  -  20 minutes approximately

           

          CHARACTERS  -  1 male, 2 female, 1 either

           The part of waiter/waitress can be played by either male or female. The dialogue supports either gender without word changes

           Playing ages  -  The waiter/waitress can be of any age.John, Mary and Janet should be played as all of similar ages. The script will work best for the three acting in their 40’, 50’s, 60’s or even 70’s.

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          1) GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH ( 30 - 35 MINUTES)

          2) ACCOUNTANTS IN LOCKDOWN (ideal for Zoom/media production or can also be live stage performance) (20 MINUTES)

          3) LOST FOR WORDS (40 MINUTES) 

          4) NOT MORE BANANAS (35 - 40 MINUTES)

          5) SECRET LOVE (12 TO 14 MINUTES RUN TIME)

          6) THERE'S A MOUSE ON THE LOOSE  (12 - 14 MINUTES RUN TIME)

          CHRISTMAS PLAYS

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          It is an infringement of the Copyright to give a public performance or public reading of this script before written permission given or the correct fee paid and a licence has been issued.

          All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Radio, Television, Public Reading and Translation into foreign Languages, are strictly reserved.

          Other than under the terms and conditions of the licence issued for this script. NO part of this script may lawfully be REPRODUCED in ANY form or by ANY means including photocopying, cut and paste, retyping, typescript, Recording (including video/DVD recording),manuscript, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise - or be transmitted or stored in a retrieval system, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION.

          It is a criminal offence to perform ANY script without obtaining a licence, and no part (partially or wholly) of this script can be copied or used for any reason other than the terms stipulated within the purchase licence

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          THE SCRIPT

          Although written for UK (English) production, a few word changes makes it perfectly suitable for USA or any other English speaking country. These word changes are minimal and only occur infrequently. For example, holiday to vacation, playground to school yard, Nappy to diaper, etc. These word swaps require no additional permission as long as ONLY these words are swapped to suit your countries normal everyday usage. NO other alterations to the script can be done without prior permission.  

          The script is written for adults of all ages to return to their primary school years once again and perform the school nativity play acting as seven to eleven years of age. The script would also accommodate teenagers too if you have some to play a few of the parts. If you have some children wishing to participate, they can be included to play the animals and be part of, or the choir if you wish to have one. This script follows the story of the nativity which is very tongue-in-cheek that includes corny jokes and humour throughout, with some up-to-date inclusions. Each little scene is divided up by the singing of carols with the participation of the audience.

          This script will work at any venue with ease with no built scenery required. It just requires a few simple props that are readily available to all. It’s perfect for a pop-up touring script sharing the fun to the wider community.

          To make it work at its best, all adults adopt mannerisms of a primary school child on stage. These would include some typical child habits as approved by the director. This does not mean they have to speak with childlike voices, all are to use their own grown-up voice. Many playing parts can be doubled up or even tripled up in some cases if you are low on actor numbers.

          The costuming is typical of what one would expect for a primary school nativity with ‘making do and thrown together’ with what’s available by the school or brought from home.

          This is a great seasonal production that delivers a fun, festive and very enjoyable time for participants and audience alike.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          The script follows the greatest story ever told about the Birth of Christ. The sequence of events in this script follows the same traditional pattern with additional content to bring fun and amusement to all. Between each mini scene of mayhem, a Christmas carol can be sung which includes the audience participating. The carols suggested, follow the story at the best opportune moment, although any can be omitted or replaced by your own choice. The mini scenes tell the age-old story with modern inclusions and things going awry giving general humour and a little innuendo!

           

          RUNNING TIME:-   Approximate one hundred minutes without an interval (The run time will be affected by some of the action but mainly by the length of the carols sung as you may wish to omit some verses or even one or more carols)

          CHARACTERS

           

          4 Male, 5 female, 14 either

          Remember - many can be doubled or even tripled up if you are short of actors. And only the Narrator is acting as an ADULT

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          FUN PERFORMANCE and ENTERTAINMENT 

          THESE SCRIPTS WILL WORK WITH ANY AGE GROUPS AND CAN INCLUDE ALL AGES.  THEY ARE IDEAL FOR GIVING FUN ENTERTAINMENT TO THE COMMUNITY WHILST TELLING A STORY. SONG AND DANCE CAN BE ADDED THROUGHOUT TO ENHANCE THE SCRIPT AT YOUR DISCRETION. THEY ARE WRITTEN AS ONE-ACTS (UP TO AN HOUR PERFORMANCE),BUT WITH THE INCLUSION OF SONG AND DANCE WILL MAKE THE RUN TIME LONGER TO SUIT YOUR CHOSEN TIME LENGTH.  IF THIS IS THE CASE, IF AN INTERVAL IS DESIRED, PLACE IT AT A CONVENIENT POINT BETWEEN SCENES. THEY ARE SCRIPTS WHICH HAVE BEEN BESPOKE WRITTEN FOR DRAMA/THEATRE ART SCHOOLS AND i HAVE NOW MADE AVAILABLE FOR LICENCE PRODUCTION. THERE ARE MORE TO BE ADDED AS I ADJUST THEM FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

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          It is an infringement of the Copyright to give a public performance or public reading of this script before written permission given or the correct fee paid and a licence has been issued.

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          THE SCRIPT

          Although written for UK (English) production, a few word changes make it perfectly suitable for the USA or any other English-speaking country. These word changes are minimal and only occur infrequently. For example, sweets to candy, etcetera. You do not require additional permission to alter these infrequent words to suit your country of performance. But you CANNOT change or alter the script without prior permission!

          The script was originally written for a drama/theatre school to use as a learning piece for performance. It has now been updated making it versatile for anyone to perform at any venue with added tongue-in-cheek humour and subtle innuendo without being offensive.

           

          The script is based on the story of the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, who was active in England in the early 1700’s. This is a modern comedy script which can be performed at any time of the year, which gives it great versatility. If you are performing near Christmas, the use of some Christmas decorations to dress the performing space and the inclusion of some Christmas songs/carols will make this script a fun seasonal production. The script is ideal for performing on any stage/performing space; in the open air; or for live viewing through a video communication.

          It’s written with many small acting parts to accommodate larger numbers of actors. Many can be doubled or possibly tripled up for those who have fewer actors and wish to make it more of a performing adventure.

          The script has a versatility which means it can be run in three different ways to suit your needs.

          1. Run at a minimum run time (45 - 50 minutes approximately) using the dialogue only with some opening and closing song/music. This includes the cumulative fun song/routine with props

          2. Run the script with the inclusion of some song/dance to accommodate your required run time.

          3. Run as a mini musical making use of many or all the song/dance slots and creating a running time length to suit your needs. This could take the approximate run time at 75 minutes to 90 minutes depending on how many song/dance slots you use and the length of each one.

           

          The scenes are simple (only two) The Tavern and Diddlebury Cross, where you don’t require full scenery but only dressing to suggest its title. Of course, you can do full scenery if you have the means or wish to do so.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          At Diddlebury Cross, Dick Turpin ‘holds up’ Lady Rose Bush, not for money or jewellery, but for a pack of toilet rolls!  In the meantime, Hazel Nutt wants her son, Timothy Nutt, to propose to Georgia Shovelbucket, the daughter of a wealthy cookie manufacturer, ‘Shovelbucket’s Cookies! But neither Timothy nor Georgia is in love with each other, and so Timothy falls in love with Lucy Chain, the daughter of Daisy Chain. Whilst Georgia becomes emotionally involved with Miles Stone, who is Sir William Fortescue in disguise. Disguised as a highway man, Miles, (Sir William) gets shot trying to find and being reunited with his stolen valuables. Dick Turpin decides to take on some new recruits who don’t quite cut the mustard with their villainous ways. Lady Rose Bush once again gets robbed, but this time for money and jewellery. So, a cunning plot created by Sir Roger Rules (the local magistrate) comes about to trap and catch Dick Turpin and his highway men in action. After which there’s only one thing left to do, have a party at the Tavern to celebrate the two loving couples and the capture of Dick Turpin.

          CHARACTERS  -  There are various characters throughout and all can be played by individual if you have sufficient numbers  However, if you are working with fewer numbers, some can double up or splice together, e.g. Molly and Sarah could be played by the same person and select which name you prefer. Lady Rose could be played by Hazel, Daisy, Molly or Sarah by doubling/tripling up and playing more than one character. This use of doubling up can work with many characters. Likewise, it’s always tricky having the correct female or male performer numbers to fit the characters. So, several could be played by either gender, e.g, the two constables.

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          PANTOMIME SCRIPTS

          ALL FULL LENGTH PANTOMIME SCRIPTS RUN FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO HOURS IN TWO ACTS
           PLUS YOUR CHOSEN INTERVAL TIME  

          Each script gives male or female (m/f) to play the character as preference.  However, a female acting as a male; or male acting as a female is quite acceptable and can in many instances add more fun

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          All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Radio, Television, Public Reading and Translation into foreign Languages, are strictly reserved.

          Other than under the terms and conditions of the licence issued for this script. NO part of this script may lawfully be REPRODUCED in ANY form or by ANY means including photocopying, cut and paste, retyping, typescript, Recording (including video/DVD recording),manuscript, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise - or be transmitted or stored in a retrieval system, WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION.

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is a tried and tested traditional family pantomime script that has been updated with some modern features that allows for the usual audience participation. In general, it has a lot of flexibility which many organizations will find helpful and workable. It has plenty of visuals for the younger audience as well as spoken humour for the adults. The script includes a few different changes from the usual routines, the main one being the laundry scene. The scene names are minimal, but can be renamed if you want to run more cloths. In general it is a script that can be used easily on a small or a large stage. The script can be performed without a chorus, but also allows for a small or large chorus if you have one.

           

          SYNOPISIS

          The story of Aladdin takes its usual journey of finding the magic lamp to gain wealth and to marry the girl of his dreams. However, in this version there are a few added surprises including that of the laundry of Widow Twankey having to be relocated because of fire damage. The only place available is the Emperors Palace and having been told to move out of the Palace kitchen, Widow Twankey relocates her laundry in his bathroom. This creates a different laundry scene with lots of good humour, much to the annoyance of the Emperor. As per usual Widow Twankey is looking for a man and thinks she has found him in Abanazar, but Abanazar is only using her to engage Aladdin to find the magic lamp hidden in a cave. Through a magic spell, the Emperor and Widow Twankey fall into each other arms and love radiates between them, even if she keeps him on his toes! Waterlily, Princess Camellia’s handmaiden, has men to the front of her mind and soon begins to make eyes at Wishee Washee. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and intends to get it! This brings some great clean humour which can be exploited as much or as little depending on your cast and audience. All in all, the pantomime has a very funny, but fast pace, bringing a lot of audience participation and some unexpected features which separates it from other Aladdin pantomime versions.

          CHARACTERS  -  LONG WEE - Policeman (m/f)  -  SHORT WEE - Policeman (m/f)  -  EMPEROR - (m)  -  PRINCESS CAMELLIA - Principal girl (f)  -  ABANAZAR - Villain (m)  -  WIDOW TWANKEY -  Dame (m/f) 

          WATERLILY -  Princess Camellia’s handmaiden (f)  -  WISHEE WASHEE - Comic (m)  -  SPIRIT of the RING - (f)  -  ALADDIN - Principal boy (f)  -  GENIE of the LAMP (m/f)

           

          Small parts  -  EGYPTIAN MUMMY (m/f)  -  GHOSTS (two) - (m/f)  -  CAT or DOG (this is an optional extra character to shadow the dame if you wish to incorporate an animal into the production) (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          Aladdin is one of the most popular pantomimes performed and with that comes the ever-present problem of finding a script that delivers something different from when you did it the last time. This script is one that can solve that problem with simplicity, but still tell the story in a traditional way. In this version the laundry scene has been taken out and the cave scene brought forward to earlier in act one. This has given rise to more story telling of Aladdin and the lamp with its journey of intrigue. There has also been a character change too, Wishy Washy has been dropped and replaced with a second Genie, who's an apprentice Genie and a comedy part. The plight of Widow Twankey and her laundry remain the same as does the Villainous Abanazar, but the journey it takes gives the audience something less predictable. This makes it a win-win situation for cast and the returning viewing audience alike.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Aladdin has seen the girl of his dreams, Princess Pekoe, but to gain her hand in marriage he must have wealth, and a lot of it. Working in his mother's laundry is not what he feels he was put on this earth to do. Widow Twankey, Aladdin's mother wishes that instead of Aladdin dreaming and fantasising of what could be, he'd be more useful helping her wash Peking's dirty laundry. Abanazar, Aladdin's uncle, who has not seen Aladdin since a babe in arms, returns to entice his nephew into entering a cave for the magic lamp. But when Aladdin reaches the third and final chamber of the cave, there is not one lamp, but two! An old dirty lamp and a sparkling clean lamp, not knowing which to choose, Abanazar instructs that it must be the sparkling clean lamp that holds the power and not some dirty old bit of junk. How wrong he is, for the gleaming lamp holds none other than, Turkish Delight a comic apprentice Genie much to the disappointment and anger of Abanazar. The Vizier, who is side kick to Abanazar, and not as loyal as he ought to be with the Emperor, helps to get the lamps swapped, the new lamp for old! In the meantime, the Emperor, now a widower, and Widow Twankey rekindle their love for each other from the days of their youth. A comedy duo, Cheap and Cheerful, arrive in Peking and soon find themselves working in Twankey's laundry but more importantly, they become a distraction to swap the old lamp for a dud. Bheehi, the most powerful Genie in true pantomime style, thwarts evil and wrongdoings and returns the city of Peking back to be a city of love and harmony. And we hope everyone lives happy ever after.

          CHARACTERS  -  Aladdin - Principal boy (f)  /  Princess Pekoe - Principal girl (f)  /  Widow Twankey - Dame (m/f)  /  Cheap - One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  Cheerful - One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  Emperor - (m)                      Vizier - Semi villainous (m)  /  Abanazar - Villain (m)  /  Bheehi - Genie (m/f)  /  Delight - Apprentice genie (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is a very easy script to bring to the stage regardless to the venue size. A traditional family pantomime that offers modern inclusions to keep things up to date and the script fresh. Very flexible for casting, costuming and staging to suit all budgets from the minimal to skies the limit.

          SYNOPSIS

          Aladdin always seem to get himself into trouble without doing anything wrong and has a keen eye for a pretty girl. When he knocked into a fruit and vegetable barrow on seeing Princess Cherry Blossom, he is wanted by the Police who think he was stealing from the merchant. But Aladdin’s troubles don’t stop there as Abanazer pretending to be Aladdin’s long-lost uncle that he never knew about arrives on the scene. Not only is this news to Aladdin about this unknown uncle, but also to his mother, widow Twankey. As Aladdin and Princess Cherry Blossom’s love for each other grows, the quest for Aladdin to become rich also plays its part. And so, Abanazer has the means to bring Aladdin all the wealth he needs providing he retrieves an old lamp from a cave in the mountains and gives it to Abanazer. But things start to go wrong and the Spirit of the Ring comes to the rescue with the Genie from the lamp. In the meantime, Wishy Washy and Widow Twankey cause mayhem with their laundry service and things don’t quite how the Vizier had planned. But one thing you can be sure of, Abanazer gets his comeuppance and love wins the day to live happy ever after.

          CHARACTERS  -  ALADDIN Principal boy (f)  /  PRINCESS CHERRY BLOSSOM Principal girl (f)  /  PEKOE Second Principal boy (f)  /  TIGER LILY Second Principal girl (f) 

          SERGEANT FLUNG DUNG  A Police Sergeant and comedy part (m/f)  /  CONSTABLE PING A Policeman and comedy part (m/f)  /  CONSTABLE PONG A Policeman and comedy part (m/f)   /  EMPEROR (m)

          THE GRAND VIZIER (m)  /  WISHY WASHY  Comic (m)  /  WIDOW TWANKEY  Dame (m/f)  /  ABANAZER  Villain (m)  /  SHI SHI Animal (m/f)

          GENIE (m/f)  /  SPIRIT OF THE RING (f)

           CHORUS (if you have on) AND PARTICIPATING ADULTS/CHILDREN Costumed to fit the scenes they are participating in.

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          THE SCRIPT

          This script is easy to produce at any size of venue. It’s a fully traditional family pantomime script with some modern additions to keep it fresh and current. This also means that although the story runs with its traditional track, some new ways of delivery and storytelling have been used. This helps to make the script a little different from other Aladdin scripts, especially if you are looking for something different from the last Aladdin pantomime that you performed.

           
          SYNOPSIS

          Widow Twankey with her two sons Aladdin and Wishy Washy, run a laundry in Peking where it’s amazing they get any customers given the poor service given. One of their superior customers is the Emperor and Widow Twankey decides she ought to become his Empress. In the meantime, Aladdin sets his eyes on Princess Jasmine, the Emperor’s daughter, and love blossoms between them. But Aladdin is poor and he needs riches to offer his Princess, and to his aid comes Abanazer who claims he is Aladdin’s long lost uncle, but in truth is not. Abanazer requires a young lad to enter the cave to retrieve the magic lamp and offering, in exchange for the lamp, all the treasure Aladdin wishes to take. But the plan starts to go wrong, first for Abanazer, then for Aladdin. But with the aid of the Spirit of the Ring and Fred the Genie, good over comes evil with everyone living happy ever after. Except Abanazer who has been placed in a bottle for many hundreds of years to come!
           

          CHARACTERS -  WIDOW TWANKEY  - Dame, WISHY WASHY - Comic, ALADDIN - Principal boy, PRINCESS JASMINE - Principal girl, EMPEROR, VIZIER

          CHOP - one of a semi comic duo, SUEY - one of a semi comic duo, ABANAZER, GENIE, SPIRIT OF THE RING, FAIRY, AN ANIMAL OF YOUR CHOICE (optional)

           

          CHORUS (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          A fun script that is easy to produce at almost any venue and budget size. One of the problems some face with the, ‘forty thieves’ is having forty represented in some way. This script deals with that in a simple way as only a few are seen at any one time in one scene. These can be made up of any chorus, back stage crew, the director and helpers, even with some appearing more than once. And as there is no counting done, you can actually get away with less crossing the stage during that scene. It’s a fun pantomime that tells the story in a traditional, but slightly different way. This makes it appealing for anyone looking for a slightly different script from the last Ali Baba produced. It comes will all the glitz and glamour a traditional pantomime delivers with lots of fun and laughter along the way.


          SYNOPSIS

          The Sultan is expecting his treasury of fortune to arrive from the winter Palace to his residing current Palace. But it is robbed before it reaches the city by Coggia and the thieves, two of which are Ali Bend-Up and Ali Bend-Down two comedic robbers. It is stashed in their hideout cave in the mountains. A cave that Ali Baba stumbles across and with the help of his brother Rum Baba, they take the Sultan’s treasury and return it to him. They keep all the rest of the ill-gotten gains for themselves and become very rich. Coggia is not happy that he has been the victim of a robbery and sends Ali Bend-Up and Ali Bend-Down to find out who took all his ill-gotten gains. And once the culprits were found, Coggia would take his revenge. In the meantime, Aunty Septic, Dame, is busy running a beauty shop and selling a love potion made from tap water and boiled cabbage juice. Demand becomes high because it turns out, ‘there must be something in the water!’ Rum Baba has a speaking camel friend, Hump One, who is the Princess Jehli, and has had a curse laid upon her head. To lift the curse of being a camel, she has to do a good deed and returns to being the pretty Princess she always was. Coggia finally becomes no more as does the thieves and in doing so, Hump One has done a good deed and returns to being a Princess again.

          CHARACTERS  -  Sultan (m)  /  Sultana - the Sultans wife (f)  /  Princess Morgiana - Principal girl (f)  /  Vizier (m)  /  Aunty Septic - Dame (m/f)  /  Rum Baba - Semi comic (m)  /  Ali Baba - Principal boy (f)

          Coggia - Villain robber chief (m)  /  Ali Bend-Up  - One of a comedy robber duo (m/f)  /  Ali Bend-Down  - One of a comedy robber duo (m/f)  /  Hump One - Camel (can be a modified horse or donkey with a hump) (m/f)

          Princess Jehli (f)

           

          A chorus  (if you have one) and/or adults/child members wishing to participate 

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          THE SCRIPT

          This pantomime has been written to avoid the usual problem of having forty thieves. Unfortunately, many groups suffer with having little or no chorus today, which can make this pantomime more of a challenge as they generally provide the thieves. By careful writing and making a slightly different journey for Ali Baba, this has been achieved, whilst still providing a fun packed pantomime that can be staged by all. Other than those which for best effect should be either a male or female performer, most can be played by either gender.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          According to Mammy Baba, “Ali Baba is a lazy good for nothing ragamuffin.” This also seems to imply with her other two sons, Bacardi Baba and Crusty Baba. To add to Mammy’s misery, Crusty has successfully blown up the bakery with the gunpowder that Bacardi was keeping dry! In the meantime, the Sultan is at his wits end because of the rife thieving that plagues the City of Bagdad. The leader of this gang is none other than Mustafascrewloose and his forty thieves. The Sultan proclaims that the man who topples this villain, will have Princess Nadia as his wife. Also, a handsome reward has been doubled! Mammy takes charge and intends to claim the reward and for her son Ali Baba to marry the Princess. As luck would have it, Ali Baba is friends with Mustafslap and Mustaftickle, two of Mustafscrewloose’s thieves. Through these friends, Ali becomes a thief in disguise and a plan develops to get rid of Mustafascrewloose and for Ali to become leader of the forty thieves. The genie which Ali has released from a bottle, helps not only to find a hidden ancient treasure cave, but the means to rid Mustafascrewloose forever. The forty thieves are seen in a comedy way (if you have little or no chorus) before Mustafascrewloose becomes no more. Ali Baba gets his girl with the help of a magical love potion supplied by the Genie, and Mammy gets her man with the same potion - but which man? And as for Ali Baba and the forty thieves? They turn over a new leaf and become do-gooders of mankind, although still known locally as the forty thieves led by Prince Ali Baba!

          CHARACTERS  -  Vizier (m)  /  Sultan (m)  /  Princess Nadia - Principal girl (f)  /  Ali Baba - Principal boy (f)  /  Mammy Baba - Dame (m/f)  /  Bacardi Baba - Comic (m/f)  /  Crusty Baba - Comic (m/f)

          MustafaScrewloose - Villian (m)  /  Mustafaslap - Comic thief (m/f)  /  Mustafatickle - Comic thief (m/f)  /  Genie (m/f)

           

          Small parts  -  Professor - A small part. Could be played by the same performer as the Genie if required. (m/f)  /  A camel - or similar animal (m/f)

           

          Chorus - (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          First staged in 2003 and updated in 2020. The script has proved popular, fun and colourful. It gives a great alternative for an Eastern pantomime rather than Ali Baba, Sinbad, etc. Although the script lends itself to all the usual actor age ranges for pantomime, this script works very well if you are looking for something with a predominant senior cast. Easy to stage and costume with a lot of visual fun included. With it not following any traditional set story, the script includes some great aspects and a lot of fun and leeway in casting and fun costuming.

            

          SYNOPSIS

          Marge and Flora have a one-way travel ticket and a two-man tent in the hope to find two rich Sheiks and live in luxury. However, things go slightly awry when camping beside the Oasis and the sand getting everywhere, there are no rich Sheiks and just a neighbouring gang, The Scorpions, led by Mustafa Bhaji. The Sultan of El Jaffacake is said to have a vault of wealth in the Palace and Mustafa Bhaji and his gang have ideas to help themselves to some of it. But they didn’t bank on Sapphire, a belly dancer, who joined their gang but is also working for the Sultan too as an informant. Baked Bean, the Genie, gets kicked up from the sand and joins forces with Sapphire to help the Sultan thwart the Scorpions. Mustafa Bhaji has plans to break into the vault, but Baked Bean uses one of his three wishes to remove the wealth from harm. Mustafa Bhaji and his gang then capture Princess Jasmine to hold as ransom. But with a cunning plan devised by the Genie and helped by Sapphire with a questionable troupe of belly dancers. Once again Mustafa Bhaji is beaten with Baked Bean casting his final wish turning the Scorpions from rogue baddies to delicate lovies! Low and behold a life of great happiness and love falls on the citizens of El Jaffacake, or so we are told!

          CHARACTERS  -  MOLLY FLOGGIT - Dame (m/f)  /  SULTAN (m)  /  PRINCES JASMINE  - Principal Girl (f)  /  PRINCE JARAD  - Principal Boy (f)  /  MARGE  -  One of a comedy duo (m/f)

          FLORA  -  One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  SAPPHIRE  -  A belly dancer (f)  /  BAKED BEAN  -  A Genie (m)  /  MUSTAFA BHAJI  -  Leader of the Scorpions (m)  /  MUSTAFA DIET  -  One of the Scorpion gang (m/f)

          MUSTAFA HOLIDAY  -  One of the Scorpion gang (m/f)  /  MUSTAFA KNIT  -  One of the Scorpion gang (m/f)  /  MUSTAFA BLING  -  One of the Scorpion gang (m/f)  /  MUSTUFA SPORRAN  -  One of the Scorpion gang (m/f)

           

          Small parts -  (both can be double up from two Scorpion gang actors if wished)

          AUSTIN  -  One of a comedy duo taxi service (m/f)  /  MORRIS  -  One of a comedy duo taxi service (m/f)

           

          CHORUS (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

           

          The is an option for one walk on walk off person as a airport attendant

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          THE SCRIPT

          This tried and trusted traditional pantomime never fails to deliver a good fun packed production. (Up-dated 2021) Although the Babes are generally played by the younger generation, this script also allows them to be played by two adults who age themselves down. If you cast with the latter option, it gives a added dimension of comedy. The script contains all the usual pantomime traditions and suitable routines along with a good character base. This can be a good pantomime if you have restricted budgets as it can be produced on a shoe string. On the other hand, it will respond to any budget and fit well with your normal expectations and customs.   

          SYNOPSIS

          This pantomime has a good spread of character types that will entertain the audience well. Peter and Mary, the Babes, have been orphaned and are living with their uncle, their fathers brother. The Babes father was a very wealthy man and on the Babes eighteenth birthdays they will inherit his vast wealth. However, Sir Gerald Hardwick, their wicked uncle, has other ideas and if he can get rid of the babes, that wealth comes to him absolutely. He employs Daisy and Buttercup, the two comics, to help him do the deed. However they can’t bring themselves to do anything nasty and leave the Babes in the woods. Floella, Dame, hatches a plan not only to save the Babes but to try and marry the Squire, who is Maid Marian’s father. Through this web of plans and plotting, Robin Hood and his merry men become embroiled to save the Babes. Needless to say Maid Marian and Robin fall in love in true pantomime style. But that’s not all, Fairy Bluebell, who weaves her magic through the story also finds love, but who is the lucky man?

          CHARACTERS   -  Peter - A Babe (m)  /  Mary - A Babe (f)  /  Daisy - Comic (m/f)   /  Buttercup - Comic (m/f)  /  Floella - Dame (m/f)  /  Bluebell - Fairy (f)  /  Wicked Uncle - Villain (m)

          Squire - Father of Marian (m)  /  Marian - Principal girl (f)  /  Robin - Principal boy (f)

           

          Small parts -  Friar Tuck - Cook of the merry men (m/f)  /  Will Scarlet - One of the merry men (m/f)  /  Little John - One of the merry men (m/f)  /  Alan a-Dale - a Minstrel and one of the merry men (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate.

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          THE SCRIPT

          Babes in the Wood, has over the years slipped down in popularity. This is mainly due to the original aspect of two children being captured and taken to the woods with a plan to be killed. In today’s world, this doesn’t sit so well, but, with a bit of clever reconstruction this script has overcome this. Instead, a plan to take them to the deep, deep woods on an adventure by two henchmen. It is hoped, by the Sheriff, all four will become so lost, they will never be able to find their way home again, but of course they do. Although the pantomime title suggests children to play the part of the Babes, this script will work just as well with two adults rekindling their childhood again and will add good visual comedy by doing so. The scenes are easy to create giving settings for a fun filled traditional family pantomime

           

          SYNOPSIS

          The Babes, Peter and Polly are now orphans and have to be cared for by Nursie (Dame) until they are old enough to inherit the Castle, money and estate left to them by their father and mother. Their uncle - the Sheriff - who is poor, has a plan that if they disappear for good, as next of kin, he will inherit all instead. For this, he engages Bangers and Mash to do the dirty work, who are two silly henchmen. A clever plan to take the Babes on an adventure into the deep, deep woods happens, that causes a search for their safe return. In the meantime, Robin Hood is desperate to get his hands on the documents that prove his birthright and a pardon from the King that is being kept by the Sheriff. Finally, Fairy Bluebell keeps the Babes safe, the missing documents are found with Raffles, the Sheriffs side kick. And they all live happy ever after in true pantomime style.

          CHARACTERS  -  Nursie - Dame (m/f)  /  Tommy - Comic (m)  /  Peter - A child (babe) (m)  /  Polly - A child (babe) (f)  /  Sheriff - Villain (m)  /  Raffles - Sheriff’s sidekick (m/f)  /  Bangers - Comic henchman (m/f)

          Mash - Comic henchman (m/f)  /  Robin Hood - Principal boy (f)  /  Maid Marian - Principal girl (f)  /  Friar Tuck - A merry man of Robin Hood (m/f)  /  Will Scarlet - A Merry man of Robin Hood (m/f)

          Little John - A merry man of Robin Hood (m/f)  /  Helen - A friend of Will Scarlet (f)  /  Fairy Bluebell - The fairy of the woods (f)

          Small part -  Guard (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          Cinderella is one of the most popular pantomimes that tells a fairy tale that everyone enjoys. With so many Cinderella scripts available, many are looking for a script that is just that little bit different but keeping to tradition. This script does that, but with introducing some different characters to intertwine between the usual ones for this pantomime. This helps to create different fun between the usual Cinderella story telling and still keeping the magic. The usual boudoir scene has been dropped and instead replaced with equal fun for the ugly sisters bringing something different to the performing group and returning audience alike. This script is very easy to perform at any venue, stage size and budget. The transformation scene has been written so anyone can achieve its magic no matter what venue size, logistics or usual format you normally use for this. Plus, with the short dance whilst the transformation happens, Cinderella can change just off stage from her ragged dress into her Ball gown


          SYNOPSIS

          Baron and Baroness de Broke are just that, broke! Between them they have three daughters. Cinderella, from the Barons first marriage. And Namby and Pamby from the Baronesses first marriage. They all live together in Stoneybroke Hall along with Buttons and Lucy the cook where the de Brokes have been avoiding paying tax. They receive a final, final, final demand that’s had extra zeros added to it by the Judge, Inspector and Bailiff who want the de Brokes out and seize Stoneybroke Hall as they have discovered it sits on untapped resources of oil. In the meantime, Prince Charming and Dandini swap places where Dandini as Prince, meets Lucy, and Prince as Dandini meets Cinderella. The invitations to the Ball go out and Dandini and the Prince are back as themselves, Lucy turns up at the Ball, but where is the girl Cinders? But wait, the Princess Crystal is announced who the Prince seems to recognise but can’t remember where or when. Maybe it was when he dreamed a dream! Then just before the clock strikes twelve, Princess Crystal (Cinderella) leaves in a rush leaving her shoe behind. The search to find the wearer of the shoe goes on, until finally Cinderella is found. And the Prince and his Princess’s dream has come true. But what about the others? And what about Stoneybroke Hall sitting on the untapped oil?

          CHARACTERS  -  Baron de Broke (m)  /  Baroness de Broke (f)  /  Namby -  An ugly sister (m/f)  /  Pamby  - An ugly sister (m/f)  /  Cinderella  -  Principal girl (f)  /  Buttons (m)    /  Lucy Lockett -  Cook to the de Brokes (m/f)  /    Mr. Money Bags -  A Tax Inspector (m/f)  /  Mr. Curly Wig  -  Judge (m/f)  /  Fanny Franakapan  -  Bailiff (m/f)  /  Dandini  -  Assistant to the Prince (f)  /  Prince Charming  -  Principal boy (f)  /  Fairy (f)  /  Sybil  -  A horse (m/f)

           

          Small parts  -  Two chorus or adults/children as rabbits (m/f)  /  Four chorus or adults/children as mice (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate.

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          THE SCRIPT

          This traditional pantomime packs a good fun time for all the family with eleven main characters. There is very little in the way of a synopsis to write, as this is a pantomime where the story is firmly fixed with a traditional route. It’s the injection of comedy, a bit of jiggling about and three different characters which brings a new angle of story telling. Cinderella is probably one of the most popular pantomimes and comes with the largest choice of scripts available. And to address that, this script delivers something which appeals to those looking for something that’s a little different to their last production of Cinderella. The script also takes into account small venues, especially the transformation scene. The sequence of this scene has been written so it will work even with the most limited of venues and basic logistics. However, if the venue lends itself, or is of a size where anything can be done, again the script lends itself to suit your staging.     

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Baron De Broke would like Cinderella, Slap and Tickle all to find a husband each and settle down in life. But with Slap and Tickle ruling the roost, Cinderella is down trodden and unlikely to find any one except Buttons, but he is not what she is looking for. Prince Charming and Dandini for fun decide to swap places as the story expects. With Dandini now being the Prince,is informed of a girl called Cinderella, the Prince, now as Dandini, is informed of two other sisters of Cinderella and goes in pursuit hoping they are also such beautiful women,but he finds with horror they are not! And so the invites to the ball go out and the Fairy enables Cinderella to attend in style. But before she arrives to the ball, Slap and Tickle squabble to dance with the Prince who of course is Dandini. Septic, an up market female tramp doesn’t get a look in and has to dance with Dandini and little does she and everyone know he is actually the Prince. Then Cinderella arrives as the Princess Lavinia. The clock strikes twelve and Cinderella leaves so hurriedly that only her shoe is left behind. In search of it’s owner, not only does Slap and Tickle try to claim to be the owner of the shoe, but also Septic, after all, she did dance with the real Prince where as Slap and Tickle didn’t. But, it rightful owner is found and Cinderella has found her Prince. As for Slap and Tickle, they make do in romance with Horace and Cuthbert, two rather posh tramps.

          CHARACTER -  Cinderella - Principal girl (f)  /  Prince - Principal boy (f)  /  Dandini - Equerry to the Prince (f)  /  Baron de Broke - Cinderella’s father (m)  /  Buttons - comic (m)  /  Slap - Ugly sister (m/f)

          Tickle - Ugly sister (m/f)  /  Cuthbert - Up market tramp (m/f)  /  Horace - Up market tramp (m/f)  /  Septic - Up market female tramp (f)  /  Fairy Godmother (f)

           

          Small part - Desmond - the horse (m/f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          Cinderella is probably one the most popular of pantomimes produced each year. And to provide a script that still tells the fairy tale story and offers something that is sufficiently different, is always a challenge for any script writer. This script subtly does just that, but still keeping the traditional pantomime that it is. It’s written so that it can be produced at virtually any venue, performing space size, and to suit any budget. It’s a fun script that has a good pace, plenty of jokes and visual humour with some modernity. All in all, it’s a script that never fails to deliver.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Gertie and Flirty the Baroness’s daughters, are the worst stepsisters and step daughters possible. They are selfish, greedy and man mad. In contrast, the Baron’s daughter, Cinderella, is nothing more than delightful. One day, the Baroness and her daughters come across Dandini. Not knowing who he is, the Baroness tells him that he’s trespassing. With a sudden idea, Dandini decides to pretend that he is the Prince to make them eat humble pie. This gives Prince Charming an idea when he discovers Dandini’s been impersonating him. So, they swap identities. In the meantime, Cheese and Onion, the Broker’s Men are wanting unpaid rent from the Baron, with Cinderella and Buttons trying to keep house for the Baron and wait hand and foot on the Baroness, Gertie and Flirty. Invitations to Ball arrive leaving Cinderella home alone. But a Fairy Godmother lets her go to the Ball, where guests are confused who’s the Prince and who’s Dandini! Then with the arrival of Princess Anonymous (Cinderella), the Prince find himself torn between this beautiful Princess and the girl he met in rags when pretending to be Dandini. As the clock strikes twelve, the slipper is left behind by the speedy exit of the Princess. Prince Charming orders she has to be found. And when she is found, he finds that the girl in rags and Princess Anonymous are one and the same. And to end the fairy tale, the Baron gets rid of the Baroness giving her half of what he owns - nothing - and she can have half of it!

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME   -  Two hours (not including the interval)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  Baron (m)  /  Baroness (f)  /  Gertie - Ugly Sister (m/f)  /  Flirty - Ugly Sister (m/f)  /  Cinderella - Principal girl (f)  /  Buttons - Light comedy character (m)  /  Cheese - A comic brokers man (m/f)

          Onion - A comic brokers man (m/f)  /  Dandini - Prince’s Valet (f)  /  Prince Charming - Principal boy (f)  /  Fairy Godmother (f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is not one of the more frequently encountered pantomime titles, but it still delivers the same traditional pantomime nonsense and expectations. It is easy to stage and costume and is suitable for any venue. It has a good mix of characters that give great light and shade throughout whilst packed full of humour.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Lady Ffour Ply and her daughter, Cushel, have been held up on the road to York by Dick Turpin. Cushel, principal girl, did a runner as soon as she heard, ‘stand and deliver’ and bumped into Peter Piper, principal boy. Lady Ffour Ply was left to surrender her money and jewels, one being a very valuable ring and an old family heirloom. Not giving up, she booked into the local Tavern, The Diddlers Arms, which is owned by Molly Dunnit, dame, and her brother, Bert Dunnit. Sir Justice Rules becomes pro-active to catch Dick Turpin and summons the help of Nicker and Plodder, two policemen from London. They are not quite what he was expecting! Dick Turpin takes on two apprentices, Snip and Snap, who like the two policemen are not quite what is expected. The story concludes at the Manor owned by Rufus Dastardly, who is a villain and Dick Turpin’s Master. They get their comeuppance and the valuable ring returns to the hands of Lady Ffour Ply, before she gives it to her daughter as engagement ring to continue its long journey in the family.

          CHARACTERS  -  Molly Dunnit - Dame (m/f)  /  Bert Dunnit  (m)  /  Rufus Dastardly - villainous (m)  /  Cushel Ffour Ply - principal girl (f)  /  Lord Peter Piper - principal boy (f)  /  Dick Turpin - highwayman (m)

          Snip - comic highwayman (m/f)  /  Snap - comic highwayman (m/f)  /  Lady Ffour Ply - a snooty lady (f)  /  Nicker - a police officer (m/f)  /  Plodder - a police officer (m/f)  /  Sir Justice Rules - the magistrate (m)

           

          Small part  -  Ghost/s – Act 2 only

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          This pantomime script was originally written in 1996 and has had constant productions. Now it has been updated for the second time to keep it current. This tried and trusted script brings a traditional pantomime with modern influences. It has flexibility which allows it to be easily performed on the small or the large professional stage. It contains the usual pantomime expectations with additional added surprises which makes it fun for an audience of all ages. It’s packed full of good visual humour and timeless jokes which makes this a good family pantomime.  

           

          SYNOPISIS

          Captain and Bosun has returned from their last voyage with supposedly a cargo for Alderman Fitzwarren. But on sailing back, they ran into a pirate ship which took their vessel and in turn they quickly pinched the pirate ship and sailed away to escape. The pirate ship had no cargo, except in the captains cabin they found Princess Lulu, the daughter of the King of Morocco. She is far from any princess anyone has seen ever before, in fact she’s more like Sarah Smelling the Dame!!! In the meantime Dick Whittington comes to London to find his fortune and make friends with a cat, Felix. With intervention of King Rat, Dick gets himself into a bit of bother which disappoints Alice Fitzwarren. But with the magic of the Fairy, Dick promises to take Princess Lulu back to Morroco, kill King Rat and bring back a fortune for Alderman Fitzwarren so he can marry Alice. But the King of Morocco though at last, he had got rid of his less beautiful daughter Lulu; and like a bad penny she’s back. Or is she? Idle Jack and Lulu seem to have grown close and debating if they marry whether to take Jacks name of Smelling, or the Royal name of Buzzbuttock or hyphenate their names to Smelling-Buzzbuttock!

          CHARACTERS  -  The script is written so that Alderman Fitzwarren and the King could be played by the same performer by doubling up. In Act two, there are two characters who have small speaking parts. This gives the script fourteen named characters in total consisting of:-

          Dick Whittington  -  Principal Boy (f)  /  Alice Fitzwarren  -  Principal girl (f)  /  Idle Jack  -  Comic (m)  /  Sarah  -  Dame (m/f)  /  Captain  -  one of a duo (m/f)  /  Bosun  -  one of a duo (m/f)  /  Princess Lulu  -  comedy part (m/f)  Alderman Fitzwarren (m)  /  King Rat  -  Villain (m)  /  Fairy (f)   /  Felix  -  Cat (m/f)  /  King Buzzbuttock  -  King of Morocco (act two only) (m)  /  Mustafa Wee  -  Moroccan attendant (act two only) (m/f)   

          Mustafa Wind  - Moroccan attendant (act two only) (m/f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          This traditional pantomime has been cleverly given a makeover without losing the original story and expectations. With the introduction of a comic Fairy Godfather, Lady Burke-Pratt, Queen Rat and her three teenage siblings (that could be played by seniors ageing down for more comedy) along with the usual cast members found in this pantomime, it brings something new to the audience. The script has dispensed with a ship or harbour scene or reference to sea trading, which is common in most Dick Whittington pantomimes, instead a madcap scene for the comics as air cabin crew (Fitzwarren's airlines) brings a new, but up to date dimension. The killing of King Rat has also had a makeover, by luring him into a chest/laundry basket under false pretenses and thrown into the sea where the salt water dissolves him. This making Queen Rat, who is a kind and pleasant Rat, head of the world’s rats, instead of her tyrant late husband. With a total cast of fifteen and a chorus, if you have one, this script is easy to stage at most venues and stage sizes.

          CHARACTERS  -  SARAH, dame (m/f)  /  ALDERMAN FITZWARREN, also (MR. BIG in Brazil) (m)  /  ALICE FITZWARREN, principal girl (f)  /  IDLE JACK, comic (m)  /  DICK WHITTINGTON, principal boy (f)

          KING RAT, villain (m)  /  QUEEN RAT, villain’s wife (f)  /  TOMMY, the cat (m/f)  /  FAIRY BOW BELLS, a fairy godfather (m)  /  TROUBLE, comic (m/f)  /  STRIFE, comic (m/f)

          LADY BURKE-PRATT, a sister to Sarah (f)  /  RATSAFARIAN, teenage rat (m/f)  /  ARISTORAT, teenage rat (m/f)  /  RATTICUS FINCH, teenage rat (m/f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          This is an easy and workable script that contains a good story line wrapped around a lot of fun. This pantomime delivers the audience a fun-packed performance with ample participation. Very easy to stage and achievable at most premises whether big or small. The script can be worked with or without a chorus, but can incorporate additional adults as city folk and gypsies.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          The story is set at the City of Crooked Corner where mayhem is given by Cissy Upham-McCracken (dame) and her children, Hitt, Miss and Boy Blue. However, the City of Crooked Corner has for two years gone into poverty with its borders closed by the King as Baron Buzzbuttock refuses to pay the hike in taxes. Everyone although quite self-sufficient in food, water, etc. Clothing and other merchandise is no longer available. The shoemaker’s shop has been empty for some time until, Rufus, a new shoemaker suddenly makes an appearance to take over the shop. This is when things begin to go awry as many years before Rufus’s parents were evicted for sorcery and witchcraft and now with their inherited powers, he has returned to take revenge on everyone, including Goody, the Barons daughter. Through making shoes possessed with a spells and curses, he delivers his power to all, especially those dancing shoes for Goody. Prince Michael, the Kings heir, has been sent to iron out the disagreement and smooth the waters so all can return as it used to be. And in true pantomime tradition he meets his Princess, Goody. A gypsy gives Prince Michael a few drops of water from the sacred well of Victory to thwart this demon shoemaker and for him to live happy ever after with his Princess Goody Two Shoes - a girl that loves to dance!

          CHARACTERS  -  Cissy Upham-McCracken - Dame (m/f)  /  Boy Blue - Comic (m)  -  Baron Buzzbuttock (m)  /  Hitt - One of comedy duo (m/f)  /  Miss - One of comedy duo (m/f)  /  Goody - Principal girl (f)

          Prince Michael - Principal boy (f)  /  Gypsy King/Queen (m/f)  /  Rufus - Villain (shoemaker) (m)  /  Jack - Second principle boy (f)  /  Jill - Second principle girl (f)

           

          Small parts  -  Parcel delivery (m/f)  /  Ghost (m/f)

           

          Chorus (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

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          THE SCRIPT

          Written in 2003 the script has stood up to the test of time and has been updated in 2016 and 2021. The script is easy to produce on any stage size and virtually any venue. Some find it tricky for the beanstalk to grow with audience watching. This script allows this to happen if you have the logistics to do so, or the beanstalk is set during a front cloth scene. The Giant is via voice only and has an agent working on his behalf. The script contains the usual pantomime nonsense and fun for all the family

           

          SYNOPSIS

          This traditional pantomime packs a good fun time for all the family. The script is written so that only the Giants voice is heard. The beanstalk can either be set before the scene opening or grows at the opening of the scene, this helps with venue logistics.

          Mother Hubbard is threatened with eviction by Hemlock, the Giants agent. She is given forty-eight hours to pay up or get out. Hemlock has Tom the Piper and Miss Muffet as so-called henchmen, but in reality a comedy duo. With Simple Simon, they deliver the usual mayhem expected. Jack meets the girl of his dreams, Princess Mary, the King of Merrivale’s daughter. The King promises Jack, his daughters’ hand in marriage and half the Kingdom if he can get rid of the giant. Daisy, the cow is given a makeover to be sold for the best price, but the bag of gold turns into beans. After the throwing down of some beans the Beanstalk grows. And so, Jack ventures to the Giants castle, with a little help from Fairy Snowdrop, the Giant is no more and life becomes normal again at Merrivale - well, almost normal!

          CHARACTERS  -  Mother Hubbard  -  Dame (m/f)  /  Simple Simon  -  Comic (m)  /  Tom the Piper  -  One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  Miss Muffet  -  One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  Jack Hubbard  -  Principal boy (f)

          Princess Mary  -  Principal girl (f)  /  Hemlock  -  Villain (m)  /  Fairy Snowdrop  -  Fairy (f)  /  King of Merrivale  -  King (m)  /  Daisy  -  The cow (m/f)

           

          Small parts - Boy Blue (m/f)  /  Polly (m/f)  /  Giant - Voice only (m)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          This script is an easy one to work with giving you all the traditions expected with pantomime with up-to-date inclusions. It can be staged at the majority of venues, as the script has accommodated two of the common problems that can arise with Jack and The Beanstalk. 1) The Giant; like many scripts of this story, the Giant is only heard by voice only and ideally through a microphone. Hemlock is his sidekick, who is present on stage as a character throughout. This means there is no need to enlarge stage dressing or have an actor to be convincingly, ‘larger than life’ as the Giant. 2) The growing of the beanstalk; at some premises can be a problem and if attempted can miss the mark or not have the desired impact. The script is written so the impressive beanstalk can be set during a scene change and already grown on the opening of the scene. Or if you have the logistics to grow before the audience’s eyes, it can do so on the scene opening with or without a chorus number. Likewise, the beanstalk is only seen in this one scene, meaning it has been dispensed without any logistic problems of it being cut down after the death of the Giant.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Dame Daphne Buttock is faced with eviction from not paying her rent and is forced to sell her cow, Daisy, to raise funds to pay the brokers men Rack and Ruin. Whilst Daisy is taken by Jack to the local fair to be sold, Daphne and Simple Simon have a cunning way of making the stupid brokers men believe they have been paid the rent, but haven’t. Hemlock, the Giants sidekick, buys Daisy and persuades Princess Jillian to accompany him. But little does she know her journey will end at the Giants castle! Whilst Jack is pleased with his bag of gold, the elation is soon squashed when the gold has turned to beans. One of which grows into the mighty beanstalk. The King, as if his troubles were not enough with Dame Daphne Buttock, is now worried over his daughter’s safety. They climb high into the clouds to save Princess Jillian and Daisy where the Giant is finally defeated. All with the help of the Fairy giving Jack a magic sword. A spell is cast over Hemlock, who becomes a servant to Jack. Jack is given permission to marry the Princess and the King and Dame Buttock decide life together might not always be bliss but will be interesting!

          CHARACTERS  -  Daphne Buttock (m/f)  /  Simple Simon - comic (m)  /  Jack Buttock - principal boy (f)  /  Rack - comic brokers man (m/f)  /  Ruin - comic brokers man (m/f)  /  Daisy - the cow (m/f)

          King (m)  /  Princess Jillian - principal girl (m/f)  /  Hemlock - giants sidekick (m/f)  /  Fairy (f)  /  Blunderbore (giant) - voice only (m)

          Small part  -  A ghost (m/f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

           

          This traditional pantomime never disappoints. This script is up-to-date and full of fun for all the family and the viewing audience. Some find the logistics of the beanstalk can be a challenge if the script indicates it should grow during a scene. This script has been written so the beanstalk can be set ‘grown’ whilst a front cloth scene is commencing; or, it can grow on the full scene opening if you have the means to do so.  Like all my scripts, this script can be performed at any size venue and virtually any performing space in a simple manner or as grandly as you wish.

           

           

          APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME  - Two hours (not including the interval)

           

          CHARACTERS  -  Jack Dumpling  -  Principal boy (f)  /  Lucy  -  Principal girl (f)  /  Dora Dumpling  -  Dame (m/f)  /  Billy Dumpling  -  Comic (m)  /  Marge Dumpling  -  One of a comedy duo (m/f)

          Flora Dumpling - One of a comedy duo (m/f)  /  Mr. Mayor (m)  /  Fairy Dew Drop (f)  /  Burdock  -  Giants agent (villainous) (m/f)  /  Daisy -- The cow (has two operators) (m/f)

          Giant - (voice only) recorded or live (m)  /  The Magic Golden Egg Laying Hen (m/f)  /  The Golden harp (or lyre or similar instrument) (f)

           

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          THE SCRIPT

          Although not up there with one of the most popular titles, this script still delivers a traditional family pantomime. However, when looking for something different, this might be what you’re looking for. Costuming isn’t complicated and easily achieved (see character description notes). Because of the, ‘Disney’ named characters for this Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, this script has its own character names to avoid copyright issues. This also applies to the songs and music numbers. The script is written with minimal scenes and can be performed at virtually any venue, performing space size and budget. Some small roles can be doubled up by actors who also play certain main cast characters if wished. It has fun throughout with a good story line loosely based on the original by Hans Christian Anderson.

           

          SYNOPSIS

          Pearl, The Little Mermaid, has heard beautiful singing coming from the surface of the sea. She is intrigued to who’s voice it is. But she can’t find out until tomorrow, her eighteenth birthday! As it’s forbidden for Mermaids to go to the surface until they have reached that age. But Pearl, suddenly overwhelmed by the singing and curiosity, sneaks to the surface the day before she is eighteen! Pearl meets Davey Jones, the owner of the singing voice and they fall in love. In her eyes, he is her Prince. And so she becomes desperate to be one of the, ‘up-abovers’, Pearl bargains her beautiful singing voice with Grotaconda in exchange for land legs. Grotaconda gets the beautiful singing voice, but Pearl does not get her land legs. Soon, Davey is sent to the sea bed dying by Grotaconda, where the Mer King wins the day by killing the villainous Sea-Witch. With one kiss from Pearl, Davey comes to life and they live happy ever after. Of course, from the start to the end, shenanigans, mayhem, slapstick and comedy are delivered as you’d expect from the comedy characters.

          CHARACTERS  -  Grandma  -  Dame (m/f)  /  Billy  -  Comic (squid type character) (m/f)  /  Barney  -  Comic (barnacle type character) (m/f)  /  Cyril  -  Comic (clown fish) (m/f)  /  Pearl  -  Principal girl (The Little Mermaid) (f)

          Davey  -  Principal boy (f)  /  Mer King  -  The Mermaids father (m)  /  Grotaconda  -  A Sea Witch (Villain) (f)  /  Anemone -  A Mermaid (sister to Pearl) (f)  /  Coral  -  A Mermaid (sister to Pearl) (f)

          Angel  -  A Mermaid (sister to Pearl) (f)  /  Sea Spray  -  A Mermaid (sister to Pearl) (f)

           

          Small parts  - All three of these characters can double up by actors to also play certain main cast characters too if wished

          Henry  -  A sea side day tripper (act one, scene one only) (m)  /  Matilda  -  A sea side day tripper (act one, scene one only) (f)  /  Black Beards Ghost  -   A ghost (act two only) (m/f)

           

          Chorus  -  (if you have one) And/or adult/child members wishing to participate

           

          The four Mermaids, Angel, Anemone, Coral and Sea-Spray: can be in some or all chorus numbers as their characters, or change costume to th