Happy Halloween - an alternative version of Sleeping Beauty
Full of humour and banter, this is a rather different version of the traditional Sleeping Beauty Fairy Story. It was originally written for Citizenship Skills as the message behind it is 'always remember to say thank you' but I have adapted it for Halloween. There is, however, just the one witch in it – I’ve ‘switched her (excuse the pun!) so as to replace the original Bad Fairy. So if you are looking for a Halloween script with skeletons, bats, vampires etc you are better off with my other script: The Vanishing Pumpkin.
Cast Size: 15 upwards.There are 12 speakers - the rest of the cast made up of courtiers - so numbers are easily adjustable to anywhere between around 15 and 30.
Duration: Around 15 minutes not including music suggestions.
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(Enter Good Fairies, dancing to party music)
(Narrator walks over/gestures for music to stop)
Narrator: Yes, thank you, thank you! We can see what party animals you all are! But please don’t forget why you have been invited here today.
(Good Fairies all look at each other, puzzled)
Dance Fairy: (Performing a twirl) For the music?
Singing Fairy: (Singing) For the entertainment?
Beautiful Fairy: (Hugging herself) For the boys?
Good Fairy: (To Beautiful Fairy) Shame on you! That’s the last time we let you out after six!
Clever Fairy: (To Narrator) Oh dear! Please let me apologise for their lack of (taps side of head) .. you know? But don’t worry, what they lack in that department, I for one certainly make up for!
Narrator: And you would be?
Clever Fairy: Why, the Clever Fairy, of course!
Good Fairy: And I’m the Good Fairy!
Beautiful Fairy: I’m the Beautiful Fairy!
Singing Fairy: I’m the Fairy of Song
Dance Fairy: And I’m the Fairy of Dance!
(Each, in turn, walks over to the cot, waves her wand over the baby, and announces her particular wish)
Clever Fairy: May you never lack in intelligence!
Beautiful Fairy: May you (pulls out huge case of cosmetics) … apply this one at night against those nasty wrinkles; apply this one first thing in the morning to add to your natural radiance; apply this one midday just in case those eyes are losing their sparkle; this one in the afternoon to keep your skin soft and pure; this one
Narrator: (Impatiently) Enough! Enough! You can pass all this wonderful advice on when she’s old enough to understand you!
Singing Fairy: May you sing like …. *
(Everyone covers their ears)
Narrator: Like there’s no one listening?
Dance Fairy: May you dance like …..(Waltzes off across the floor, tripping and stumbling over cast members’ feet)
Narrator: Like there’s no one watching?
Good Fairy: May you always do exactly as you’re told. May you do nice things, may you make nice speeches, may you
(Wicked Fairy comes bursting onto stage)
Wicked Fairy: Nice this! Nice that! Oh, I so hate that word (spitting) .. nice!
Narrator: Oh! Oh! Not you again!