SINBAD THE SAILOR

by Colin Barrow

 

This pantomime will entertain the audience well, watching and participating with their journey with Sinbad. Yasmin, mother of Sinbad, who teams up with her other son, Tinbad, and delivers the usual comedy antics as expected. The Sultan finds Yasmin just the woman he wants in his life although he’s a little reluctant, and quite freely tempts her with his offers of affection. He gives her a gift of Sage and Onion, a comedy duo which keeps the pantomime alive with their stupidity. Sinbad and the Princess Amber are in love and wish to marry, but when Sinbad asks the Sultan for her hand, it all goes temporarily awry. Sinbad has obtained a map of the never found and mysterious land of Cosmos, the land of make believe. This is where the Valley of Rocks holds treasure beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. Wanting to take this last and final voyage, the Sultan forbids the marriage. Having set sail, found the mysterious lands and encountered the villain, Maccabee, Sinbad returns a very wealthy man with riches untold. In true pantomime tradition, Sinbad and the Princess are to be married after his return, that’s after some persuasion from Yasmin who had words with the Sultan and then announces their marriage. Finally leaving Tinbad who, having sold his tailoring shop, has decided to marry Tabitha, who claims she’s a belly dancer!!! 

 

CHARACTERS

M2 F2 EITHER 7

YASMIN…………. ……………Dame

TINBAD…………………. Solo comic


SULTAN   


SAGE……………. One of comic duo


ONION……………One of comic duo

SINBAD………………. Principal boy

PRINCESS AMBER…. Principal girl

WINDBAG……….Sinbad’s side kick   (small part)

MACCABEE…………………. Villain   (small part)

ACHMED………………………Pedlar   (small part)

TABITHA………………. Belly dancer (small part)

HELMSMAN…non-speaking and only if you have a ships wheel on the Eastern Star

CHORUS if you have one

A cat or dog can also be included as a pet for Yasmin if you wish

 

This pantomime can be cast in various ways depending on availability of performers. If you go with the full complement option, this means the small part/cameo character can be used on stage throughout when not in character

 

1) A full complement of performers for each character. A cast of eleven

 

2) The script is written for some performers to double or triple up which can make a minimum cast of eight or a cast of nine or ten.

To achieve the minimum cast number of eight, double and triple up by casting-

Sultan and Maccabee by one performer preferably a male

Windbag, Achmed and Tabitha by one performer preferably a male

 

3) A full complement of performers for each character, with the addition of Achmed in ACT II renamed and performed by another making a cast of twelve

 

PREVIEW

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