The Princess and the Pea Cast of 6 is one of a collection of Hans Christian Anderson scripts:
Cast of 6. Duration – around 5 minutes of reading time. This does not include teaching input discussion and suggestions for further activities which will extend the session to at least 20 minutes.
Hans Christian Anderson Collection
- Emperor’s New Clothes
- Ugly Duckling
- Princess and the Pea
- The Magic Tinderbox
Narrator: So. For anyone out there wondering if, in choice of life partner, they are being just a tad over-picky (pauses) you’re not! Well, not, that is, compared with the prince in this next story!
King: If you’re talking about my son, you’ve got it in one! Though picky doesn’t begin to cover it!
Queen: Oh, but she had to be the real deal!
Narrator: By ‘she’ I’m guessing you are referring to your son’s choice of wife?
Queen: Absolutely! You really can’t be too careful!
Maid: If that means scouring the whole country – and beyond – indeed not!
Prince: It was hard work! And rather demoralising, after the umpteenth hundredth would-be princess!
Maid: So, what was wrong with them? All the others, I mean?
King: Yes. I don’t remember being that particular!
King: Oh, no offence, dearest, but I do think our son took it to ridiculous extremes!
Prince: I just wanted
Narrator: The perfect princess!