Sleeping Beauty cast of 6
Alternative version of the original Brothers Grimm version
This is one of a set of 'alternative' fairy tales based on those written by Brothers Grimm but re-written, just as they did!
This alternative Sleeping Beauty play can be used for performance or as a guided reading text or readers theatre.
Cast size and Duration
Cast of 6, reading time around 15 minutes
Purchase includes: Synopsis of original fairy tale, play script, teaching input, discussion and suggested follow up activities.
Other cast of 6 alternative plays: Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty is also available as class play/assembly cast size 30 (easily adaptable up or down) along with Cinderella and Snow White. Snow White also available as a pantomime - cast of 30 or 60.
Narrator: (Shouting) You may want to switch your alarm off!
(Queen goes over and switches it off)
King: Phew! Thank goodness for that!
(Sound of loud snoring from Sleeping Beauty)
King: But wait! What is that awful noise?
Narrator: That awful noise is your daughter!
Queen: Oh dear! No wonder there wasn’t a prince in this script!
King: (Tutting) Time she woke up.
Queen: Oh don’t be too harsh! She is a princess, after all! And we all know how much princesses need their beauty sleep!
King: (Grunting) Huh! This one more than others! Come on Sleeping Beauty!
(King gives her a shake)
Sleeping Beauty: (Yawning) Oh, why? Why must I always get woken up?
Queen: I’m sorry, my dear. I did try and explain how much you needed your beauty sleep!
Sleeping Beauty: Beauty sleep? What’s that got to do with it?
King: Er well
Sleeping Beauty: Were you not listening at the beginning? I, along with all the other girls out there, was not put on this earth simply to find a prince – handsome or otherwise. And now I’m awake there are going to be a few changes around here.
Queen: (Gasping) But Sleeping Beauty!
Sleeping Beauty: And that can be the first thing to change! My name! I care not for either Sleeping or Beauty! Just call me Frankie in future!
Queen and King: (Together) Frankie?