SLEEPING BEAUTY

by Colin Barrow

 

 

This pantomime will entertain the audience well and delivers something for all ages. The King and Queen wish to have a child and are so far unsuccessful, until a magic frog appears granting that a daughter, Princess Beauty, will be born within the year. In the meantime the villainous witch, Deadly Nightshade, is less than happy about this and is upset not to be invited to the Christening. So on that day, she gives a gift that on the eighteenth birthday of the Princess, she will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. Fortunately Fairy Sunbeam is at hand, with her two helpers from the Planet Uranus, Macho Man and Bimbo Woman. And a spell is cast for the Princess to sleep for a hundred years and to be awakened by a Prince. But once again, Deadly Nightshade intervenes to take the Princess, and fails miserably. Granny Smith and The Lord Chamberlain keeps things running along with the usual madcap humour accompanied by Macho Man and Bimbo Woman. The story concludes with the Prince saving the Princess and they are to be married. Lord Chamberlain and Granny Smith decide to tie the knot. Which leaves Macho Man and Bimbo Woman to marry once they’ve returned home to the Planet Uranus. And as in all fairy tales, they live happy ever after.   

 

CHARACTERS

GRANNY SMITH….. ……………Dame

BIMBO WOMAN………………….Comic

MACHO MAN……………………..Comic

KING

QUEEN        

OLD FATHER TIME……………..Narrator (small part)

PRINCE RICHARD………………Principle boy

PRINCESS BEAUTY…………….Principle girl

LORD CHAMBERLAIN

FAIRY SUNSHINE    

DEADLY NIGHTSHADE…………Villain

FROG (only if a toy one is not used)

CLOWN/JESTER or a ANIMAL (choose one to suit your wardrobe)

CECIL……………………………….Villains Creature

GHOST

CHORUS if you have one

 

RUNNING TIME

2 hours plus interval

 

PREVIEW

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