ROBINSON CRUSOE – One Act Version

by Colin Barrow

 

 

This pantomime tells the adventure of the seafaring Robinson Crusoe. ‘The Smoked Kipper’ is ready to set sail and Admiral Whatawhopper needs just a few more crew to sail away to the Island of Hibiscus. Charity, principal girl, decides to join Robinson by disguising herself as a sailor, and Billy, Robinson’s brother also enlists. Through some light persuasion Matilda, Robinson’s mother, also joins the crew. Once on the high seas, the evil Oceana, Empress of the seas, begins to wield her wrath, whilst Fairy Sea-spray tries to quell it. ‘The Smoked Kipper’ is smashed to splinters near the coast of Hibiscus with all on board making it safely to shore. There, they encounter a Witch Doctor and Thursday who’s all geared up for the nonexistent tourist trade. The Island holds no gems, gold or money, but Charity suddenly realises that the Island has a very rich commodity. It will bring much wealth and far more than gold would ever do. Romance blossoms between characters and the plug gets pulled from the evil Oceana!! Do they all make it back to England with no ship and, what’s more, are they successful in cashing in on this untold wealth?

 

CHARACTERS

MAIN CAST LIST

CAPTAIN ROBINSON CRUSOE (Son of Dame)

MRS CRUSOE (Dame)

BILLY CRUSOE (Son of Dame)

CHARITY (Robinson’s girlfriend)

TOWN CRIER

ADMIRAL WHATAWHOPPER

BOSUN (could have a stutter or similar)

MATE (would work played on the camp side)

WITCH DOCTOR (could double up as Town Crier)

MAN THURSDAY

OCEANA (Villain)

FAIRY SEA SPRAY

 

SMALL CAST PARTS

(These can all double up as chorus and some can double up as small part performers depending on your numbers available)

TRACY (tour rep)

COTTON EYE JOE (cowboy)

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

BABY (an adult dressed as one)

VOICE OVER (recorded)

BILLY’S GIRL FRIEND (preferably male in drag)

 

RUNNING TIME

50 MINUTES – 1 HOUR

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

 

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