THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Peter Travell

£6.00

Loosely based on the poem by Edward Lear. Freddie Owl returns from exile a rich man and drives his brother Terry Owl and Tabitha Kat away. They elope to Bong Tree Island where they are married by Parson Turk using a nose ring from Periwinkle Peeg who lives on the island with her sister Peppa, as a wedding ring. Freddie is trying to evict his mother Hilda Owl from her cottage as he has a deal with Supermarket Lidal to buld on the site. Terry and Tabitha return with Periwinkle who Freddie married then abandoned taking all her money and jewels with him. Periwinkle ensures that he and his cohorts are arrested. All are happy ever after.

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CHARACTERS

Mrs Hilda Owl (HOWL) – (Dame M/F) – Washer Woman – Terry Owl and Freddie Owl’s Mum

Mr Terry Owl (TOWL) – (M/F) – local schoolteacher – upright citizen, in love with Tabitha (Tabby) Kat

Ms Tabitha Kat (Tabby) – (F) – Terry’s fiancée Lives with and looks after her father, eager to marry Terry as soon as may be.

Mr Thomas Kat (Tom) – (M) – Tabitha’s Dad, works for the Squire as Gardener and Gatekeeper and lives in the Gatehouse, completely dependent on the Squire for his home and livelihood.

Squire Freddie Owl (FOWL) – (M) – Hilda’s horrible son – bad lot, stole children’s dinner money, and the church silver and ran away before he was caught. Married Periwinkle Pigg under a false name Freddie Fowl and stole her money. Has now returned to exact revenge upon his family for sending him away. Using the stolen money to buy the Squireship of his old village.

Robin / Robyn Outugo – (M/F) – Rent Collector & Eviction Specialist – pronounced ‘Out U Go’ by everyone other than Squire Owl.

Snatch & Grabbit – (M/F) – Henchmen. (Comedy duo) Snatch of greater intelligence but not much – Grabbit a bit thick.

John Constable – (M) – my father wanted me to be a painter – local Policeman called Constable Constable secretly in love with Hilda Owl

Patricia Pigg (Peppa) – (F) – proprietress of Piggywigg’s Emporium on Bong Island – well dressed businesswoman

Periwinkle Pigg (Peri) – (F) – co-owner of Piggywigg’s Emporium and abandoned wife of Freddie Owl – Steampunk, aggressive attitude, Freddie has stolen her money and she’s out for revenge

Hoot Owl – (M/F) – Hilda’s dog a Scottish Terrier (Och! Woof!)

Parson Turk (M/F) – Parson of Bong Island – Parson Turk ‘ee lives on the hill – short sighted, bumbling, wobbly voice

Chorus of Villagers double up as Schoolchildren – Bertie Basset, Jimmy Riddle, John Thomas, Dick Edwards, Sheila Mite, Theresa Green

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 2 hours

 

PREVIEW

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FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

MALE OR FEMALE - CAST

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