Sleeping Beauty Pantomime
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). This 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!
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 without 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?
Other Pantomimes available off www.plays-r-ussell.com and TpT website:
• Sleeping Beauty and the 22 Dwarfs
• The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Plus a large selection of other Christmas plays