Sleeping Beauty Pantomime
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime is an adaptation of the original Sleeping Beauty script, available off the Literature and PSHE section of www.plays-r-ussell.com – the final twist taking a very festive turn in the company of Dame Rudolph (who really should cut back on those carrots) and a very disgruntled prince. Happily, there are more than enough bad jokes in Santa’s sack to turn his frown upside down!
Cast of around 30 – easily adaptable up or down. Duration – around 20 minutes not including music suggestions (which take it up to about 30 minutes)
Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Sample Text:
Father Christmas: And so, you will have fun! Those fairies may have run out of magic but I have plenty to spare!
(Turns to cast) Oh, yes I have!
Cast: Oh no you haven’t!
Narrator: (Holding head) And there I was thinking we’d got away with not having to make those awful gags!
Father Christmas: But this is meant to be a panto, right?
(Whole cast cheers)
Father Christmas: I see you have the good
(Good Fairies perform a twirl and whole cast cheers)
And the bad
(Wicked Fairy performs a quick twirl and whole cast boos)
But what about a dame? And what about some seriously bad jokes? Oh dear! Who’s in charge here?
Narrator: (Apologetically) That would be me. And I admit, I was trying to keep this play free of all the normal panto stereotypes.
Father Christmas: Oh really? (Pauses) Oh no, we can’t have that.
(Father Christmas whistles and ‘large’ Rudolph waddles over)
Father Christmas: Hey, Rudolph!
Rudolph: (In squeaky, high-pitched ‘Damish’ voice) Yes, master?
Father Christmas: Fancy livening things up around here?