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A Christmas Carol

by Ron Nicol

A Christmas Carol is the first and best known of the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Drama

 

Aladdin

by Richard Coleman

This highly original script has three dames (the widows Twankey Twinkey and Twonkey), a female villain Ethelazar, plus his characteristic one-liners.


 

Aladdin

by Dave Buchanan

Perhaps the most popular of pantos, with the one exception of "Cinderella", this version follows traditional lines.


 

Aladdin

by Gill Morrell

The familiar tale with some novel twists and an exotic setting, featuring a Chinese laundry, Mummies, the Great Pyramid, and of course, two Genies!


 

Aladdin

by Ron Nicol

A fun-filled version of the well-loved tale.


 

Aladdin

by Craig Hewlett

This is Aladdin with a twist. It features all the regular characters such as; Aladdin, Wishee Washee, the Slave of the Ring and the evil Abanazar but Widow Twan Kee is a Mrs Meers style female villainess. Throw in not one but two dames in the shape of the Emperors nieces Ho Kee and Co Kee, a Genie called Catnip and Aladdin's Hairy Dogfather and you're off into hilarious new territory.


 

Aladdin & The Pirates

by Brian Luff

Brian Luff's new version of Aladdin has Abanazer as an evil pirate captain. Apart from that, the plot has all the features you would expect: a beautiful princess, Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, two genies - and a penguin called Monty! Plus, lots of funny gags and clever wordplays. And pirates, ha-harr! "A very clever script with many modern twists - a superb example of the panto art!" - NODA


 

Ali Baba

by Robin Bailes

Robin Bailes's latest offering has all the ingredients of great pantomime: humour, good characters, plot and of course his trademark song parodies.


 

Ali Baba

by Stephen Curtis

This new version of the exotic tale from the Thousand and One Nights is an open sesame to a treasure house of seasonal delights. It comes with a gallery of new and amusing characters, male and female, and a store of witty lines and comic situations. Its guaranteed to break the camel's back ... with laughing!


 

Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves

by Simon Rayner Davis

This hilarious new version of the Arabian Nights tale is a traditional family pantomime full of slapstick, silly jokes and songs by Abba with specially rewritten lyrics.


 

Ali Baba & The Seven Thieves

by Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol's version of the ever-popular Arabian Nights tale is faithful to the original, but fresh and fun-filled.


 

Ali Baba & The Six Thieves

by Dave Buchanan

The familiar plot, interspersed with the comic capers of the robbers.


 

Alice in Wonderland

by Susan Mosley

The author has crafted a pantomimic version of Lewis Carrolls classic tale with all the elements of a traditional panto: principal girl and boy, Dame, villain and comedy duo; all this while remaining faithful to the familiar plot.


 

Anthology

by Various

A collection of short plays for performance in pubs or theatres.


Drama

 

Babes in the Wood

by Robin Bailes

Robin Bailes's sequel to Robin Hood & His Merry Men, the classic pantomime which he wrote in collaboration with Jonathan Hales.


 

Beauty & The Beast

by Ron Nicol

Based on Madame Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont's 18th Century version of the traditional story.


 

Beauty & The Beast

by Bob Bishop

A witty and inventive version of the familiar fairytale with an original score composed by Bob McNeil Watson and lyrics by the author.


 

Beauty & The Beast

by Stephen Curtis

The story's beautiful, and so is the heroine. The hero's beastly and the humour's wicked. It's a play of contrasts. It's a play of transformations. It's a play when wishes all come true, especially the audience's wish to be royally entertained!


 

Caradoc or The Legend of King Zog′s Treasure

by Dave Buchanan

This lively panto, set in Roman Britain, describes the adventures of Caradoc, the first British hero, against the Romans, and has a distinctly Welsh flavour.


 

Carols Christmas

by Peter Foord

An ingenious reworking of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as a pantomime. While remaining faithful to the original, Peter Foord introduces pantomimic elements such as Principal Boy & Girl, Dame, and two sets of comic duos, plus original lyrics and music.


 

Cinderella

by Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan's update of his much-performed version of the classic tale. And there is much to enjoy: a vintage car scene, knockabout comedy with the Handymen, and a colourful scene set in the South Seas, which occurs when Fairy Foozle loses her bearings. Cinderella gets to dress up as Lady Gaga, while the Sisters do a rap and dance in a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Plus, there are new parody lyrics for Richard Rodgers's "My Favourite Things" and Cole Porter's "Let's Fall In Love".


 

Cinderella

by Gill Morrell

A new version of the much-loved tale, but unusually set in the 1920s.


 

Cinderella

by Craig Hewlett

This is Craig's updated version of the most loved of all pantos, with loads of knockabout comedy, very funny dialogue and a host of characters including comedy duo Dave and Boris and evil stepmother Devilla Cruel. Plus regulars Baron Hardup, the Ugly Sister Hernia and Nausea, Dandini and of course Cinders and her Prince Charming. Plus, new songs!


 

Cinderella

by Ron Nicol

Cinders' life is made miserable by stepmother Countess Verrucca and stepsisters Hysteria and Amnesia, but she does go to the Ball and meets her Prince Charming. A fun-filled version of the traditional favourite.


 

Cinderella

by Robin Bailes

Robin Bailes's new version of the classic tale with additional lyrics by Jonathan Hales.


 

Cinderella

by Nancy McPherson

The traditional story of Cinderella with all the familiar characters - the dashing Prince Charming, Dandini, the hilarious Swanky and Manky (the Ugly Sisters) and the unlucky-in-love Buttons. The addition of some very funny Scottish characters - King Airchie and Queen Isa of Caledonia, along with Fatchance and Naechance, the hapless Palace guards - injects a lot of humour. There is also much hilarity and action from Boab the Dug, the pet dog that Buttons keeps secretly in the Baron's house.


 

Cinderella & The Crystal Slipper

by Brian Luff

Brian Luff's brand new script puts a number of fresh spins on the story while at the same time delivering a traditional family panto with all the usual trimmings. It's crammed with fast, snappy wordplay, accessible modern references and two hilarious slapstick routines. There's something for all the family! The emphasis is very much on comedy, which is provided by the Ugly Sisters as well as a daft duo of party planners called Mr Muggsy and Mr Puggsy who orchestrate the Grand Ball at the palace as well as spending most of the time trying to escape the romantic clutches of the Ugly Sisters.


 

Cinderella (abridged)

by Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan's abridged version of the classic tale.


 

Dick Whittington

by Dave Buchanan

The plot follows fairly traditional lines: the adventures in London and Morocco of Dick and Tommy the cat, where the latter makes the former's fortune. And all this despite the efforts of a delightfully fiendish King Rat. A fresh version of the classic adventure story with the added ingredients of comedy and spectacle.


 

Dick Whittington

by Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol's version of the classic tale is strong on plot and character and typically has many parts for women - the villain is a Queen Rat and the Saucy Sal has a female crew!


 

Dick Whittington

by Craig Hewlett

See Young Sherlock Holmes


 

Dick Whittington

by Simon Rayner Davis

This new version of the well known tale is a traditional and very funny family pantomime that will appeal to everyone of all ages and can be as elaborately or simply staged as local companies facilities allow. Once more Simon has also incorporated songs with specially rewritten lyrics to enhance the plot that can be used as appropriate although groups can equally choose their own songs.


 

Dick Whittington

by Gill Morrell

A fresh version of the classic adventure story with the added ingredients of comedy and spectacle.


 

Dick Whittington & His Cat

by Vicky Orman

Vicky Orman's new version of the classic adventure story has all the traditional characters, plus two fairies, Bowbells and Dingdong, a remarkable talking cat, Tommy, and a truly villainous King Rat and his two henchrats Itchy and Scratchy. The fun is provided by Sarah the Cook and Idle Jack.


 

Flash Gordon The Panto

by Alan Christison

You've seen the movie and heard the Queen soundtrack, now enjoy Alan Christison's hilarious new pantomime version of the screen classic! You'll encounter familiar faces like Flash and Dale and their adversary, Emperor Ming the Merciless; then some new ones: Dame Aerial Gordon (Flash's Mum), the eccentric Professor Blastoff and a very funny comic duo, local fishwives Ellie and Nellie.


 

Four Mini-Pantos

by Peter Bond

Four short pantomimes with a total running time of just over an hour, and written in rhyming couplets. Each tale is told in a witty and very funny way which will delight all readers. Could be performed individually, in pairs, or all together as an evening's entertainment.


 

Geronimo

by Dave Buchanan

All the ingredients of traditional pantomime and classic Western combined into one: saloon bar, sassy Dame, slapstick, shoot-outs, ghost town, Injun village, and even hosses! Plus, the dumbest bunch of outlaws that ever was, and probably Dave Buchanan's greatest ever panto villain - Black Bart McGraw.


 

Hansel & Gretel

by Susan Mosley

This is a pantomime version of the well-known fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm. It has all the elements needed for a fun-filled family show with gags, songs and barrels of laughter. Along with the Principal Boy and Girl, the show has a Dame, an evil witch and her inept assistant, a comedy group of Wandering Minstrels and a troupe of Fairies.


 

Humpty Dumpty

by Brian Freeland

Originally written for a professional production starring Joe Pasquale, this script has been specially adapted for the amateur stage.


 

Humpty Dumpty

by Craig Hewlett

Craig Hewlett and Peter Nolan's inventive reimagining of Nursery Rhyme Land will delight all lovers of pantomime with its mix of song, spectacle and comedy.


 

Jack & Jill & The Beanstalk

by Craig Hewlett

A delightfully inventive script describing Jack's adventures up the beanstalk in the land of Guy Ant. Plus a host of colourful characters including wicked Squire Sir Nicholas, and devious duo Robin Ublind and Conrad Fidence-Tryckster.


 

Jack & The Beanstalk

by Bailes and Hales

Bailes & Hales' second script, in the same inimitable style as Robin Hood, including parody lyrics to tunes by Abba, Village People, and Frank & Nancy Sinatra.


 

Jack & The Beanstalk

by Dave Buchanan

Jack's adventures up the beanstalk in the land of Giant Frank N Stein and his mentor Doctor Knott. Plus a host of colourful characters including Dame Jolly, Dick Dummox, leprechaun Sean Conn, and of course Lulubelle the cow.


 

Jack & The Beanstalk

by Daniel Bell

A new version of the classic tale featuring Jack Trott, his mother Dame Trott, their cow Daisy, Giant Blunderbore, and the Giant's evil henchman Fleshcreep.


 

Jack & The Beanstalk

by Nancy McPherson

A pantomime with a Scottish flavour. Nancy McPherson's new version of the classic tale has the perfect mix of fun characters and very funny dialogue. "A good, novel pantomime written with the family in mind, its full of fun and frivolity, jokes and silly nonsense, with a good smattering of visual comedy." - Amateur Stage Magazine, April 2012. Read John Hicks's full article below.


 

Licensed To Thrill

by Simon Rayner Davis

Simon Davis's hilarious spoof version of the Bond 007 movies is full of clever word-play and appalling puns, and features Jimmy Blond, Miss Funny-Money, O and A (Eh?), and a motley assortment of villains including Mister Small and Mister Big.


Comedy

 

Little Red Riding Hood

by Fred Aylin

A sparkling version of the popular fairytale by an author renowned for his one-liners


 

Magic Shoes, The

by Jack Burgess

An original script featuring dragons, a dancing theme, and a trio of classic villains.


 

Mother Goose

by Richard Coleman

A new take on a popular favourite by a new writer. A gag a minute (or more!) from a writer renowned for his quirky sense of humour.


 

Mother Goose

by Daniel Bell

This pantomime follows the traditional Mother Goose story. It has a contemporary, modern edge while still retaining the original plot and characters with a few extra pieces of slapstick and ideas. Outstanding is the Rocking Food To Go Van.


 

Peter Pan The Pantomime

by Houldershaw and Cartwright

A sparkling new pantomime version of the classic story by JM Barrie, featuring the familiar characters: Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy, John, Michael, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, the Indians, and of course the evil Captain Hook. And some unfamiliar ones: Nana Smee (Dame) and two comedy duos, Rum & Coke (Pirates), and Chardonnay and Prosecco (Mermaids).


 

Pig Tale

by Ron Nicol

Pig Tale was shortlisted in the Youth section of the Drama Association of Wales One Act playwriting competition 2008, being described by the judge Angharad Elen as "by far the funniest play in the competition; the only play that made me laugh out loud, not once but several times. Ron Nicol has a wonderful and quirky sense of humour."


Comedy

 

Puss In Boots

by Joy Davis

This vibrant new script is based on Charles Perraults 1697 tale Le Chat Botte (The Booted Cat). It follows the original closely but is bang up-to-date with topical references. The result is a well plotted traditional pantomime with funny lines, good characters and specially rewritten song lyrics.


 

Puss In Wellies

by Fred Aylin

The town of Bedlam is tyrannised by the dreadful double-headed Ogre, whose henchman Flashpoint and minions Spitfire & Messerschmidt operate a protection racket.


 

Rapunzel

by Joy Davis

Loosely based on the original Brothers Grimm story this is a very funny traditional family pantomime full of slap stick and silly jokes with great songs, most of them with rewritten lyrics that specifically suit the plot.


 

Red Carpet, The

by Geoff Bamber

A charming and often surreal comedy about a station that has no trains and its eccentric staff.


Comedy

 

Rob Roy The Panto

by Dave Buchanan

This panto is (loosely) based on the life and adventures of Rob Roy McGregor, the 17th-18th century Scottish outlaw and freebooter, who was as famous in his day as Robin Hood was in mediaeval England.


 

Robin Hood & His Merry Men

by Bailes and Hales

A refreshing new take on the old legend, with Robin and his (very) camp followers, the Merry Men. It has two villains in the evil Prince John and the even eviller Sheriff of Nottingham, and an outrageous dame, Jemima Gusset. Add the authors' original lyrics to some well known songs(including two by Village People), and you have an hilarious mix of fun, music and adventure that is guaranteed to please. Plus, lots of cross-dressing!


 

Robin Hood & The Babes In The Wood

by Dave Buchanan

The plot combines the Babes-lost-in-the-forest story with the Robin Hood legend. The comedy comes thick and fast with the comedy hitmen and Robin's motley crew of Men in Tights. Plus, a really villainous Sheriff. And an unforgettable Dame!


 

Robin Hood & The Babes In The Wood

by Ron Nicol

A fast-moving plot, memorable villains, and numerous roles for women.


 

Robinson Crusoe

by Brian Freeland

Based on the Alexander Selkirk story via Daniel Defoe, the show has settings on the village green and at the harbour in Lower Largo, and in Barbados, under the sea.


 

Rumplestiltskin

by Joy Davis

Loosely based on the original Brothers Grimm story this is a very funny traditional family pantomime full of slap stick and silly jokes with great songs, some with rewritten lyrics that specifically suit the plot. "Lots and lots of gloriously silly humour... the laughs just keep coming in this sparkling adaptation. Rumplestiltskin is a very funny, a little bit saucy, includes great songs... and has everything one could want from a panto." - Amateur Stage


 

Scarlet Pumpernickel, The

by Dave Buchanan

A hilarious new script set against the background of the French Revolution Join Percy Breakneck & chums in their adventures as they seek to thwart baddy Citizen Chauvelin's evil plans!


 

Sinbad & The Golden Chalice

by Dave Buchanan

Sinbad goes on an adventure up the River Nile to the tombs of the Pharaohs in search of treasure.


 

Sinbad & The Jewel of Miracles

by Dave Buchanan

A good old-fashioned adventure yarn based on one of the Arabian Nights stories. (Formerly Sinbad The Sailor)


 

Sinbad & The Magical Mystery

by Simon Rayner Davis

The sparkling new version of Sinbad is a traditional family pantomime that is especially suited to groups with lots of women and children, and is full of slapstick, silly jokes and songs by the Beatles with rewritten lyrics that cleverly enhance the plot.


 

Sleeping Beauty

by Ron Nicol

A fresh and fun-filled re-telling of the favourite story.


 

Sleeping Beauty

by Fred Aylin

The King and Queen of Inajiffy are shocked when evil witch Wasere places a curse on their daughter Katrina: that on her eighteenth birthday the Princess will prick her finger on a spindle and die.


 

Sleeping Beauty

by Claire Scott

A refreshing and charming new take on the old favourite with the traditional plot and ingredients.


 

Sleeping Beauty

by Stephen Curtis

This new version of the old tale is guaranteed not to send anyone to sleep. Its witty and original take on the old story, in which traditional humour is intercut with drama and romance, will keep children enthralled, keep the adults in the audience entertained, and give the cast something to get their teeth into.


 

Sleeping Beauty

by Dave Buchanan

An updated version of Dave Buchanan's classic script. Princess Melody is struck down on her eighteenth birthday by evil witch Grotte the Grim and doomed to sleep for a hundred years.


 

Sleeping Beauty In Verse

by Dave Buchanan

A short version of Sleeping Beauty in rhyming couplets, based on Dave Buchanans full-length script


 

Snow White

by Craig Hewlett

Co-written with Eddie Goddard, this is a new version of the classic tale featuring the Wicked Queen, the Seven Dwarves, and a new comedy duo, Gladiators Wolf & Scorpio. "Craig and Eddie are to be congratulated on this new take on a familiar classic. The script buzzes with comedy brilliance. This is not your standard version of those loveable dwarves. These dwarves are renamed and get their name from their defunct variety act. They sing, dance and even rap! Taking the mickey out of modern commercial panto, the Gladiators find themselves in the comic firing line. If you're looking for something fresh, then this script is well worth a look. Even imaging the staging and audience interaction, this panto really grabbed us from start to finish." ASMagazine, August 2009


 

Snow White

by Nancy McPherson

Nancy McPherson's version of the much-loved tale is very Scottish and very funny. It's also well-plotted, full of lively characters and will delight all devotees of panto.


 

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

by Simon Rayner Davis

This very funny version of the well known Grimms fairy tale is a traditional family pantomime that will appeal to everyone of all ages and can be as elaborately or simply staged as local companies facilities allow. The author has also incorporated songs with specially rewritten lyrics to enhance the plot that can be used as appropriate although groups can equally choose their own songs. "Simon Rayner Davis has sensibly kept things simple and produced a script that has the perfect balance of originality and tradition." - Amateur Stage, Jan 2013


 

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

by Dave Buchanan

The plot is based on the original Brothers Grimm fairytale and borrows from the classic Disney movie of the same name. It features Snow White, Prince Jamie, the evil Queen, and the comic duo of Mavis Goodbody and Wally Wimpole; plus a hip Dwarf called Coolio. Set pieces include a wallpapering scene, fully detailed, and a take on "The Weakest Link", featuring the Queen as Anne Robinson!


 

Snow White & The Seven Not Particularly Tall People

by Jack Burgess

A new take on the much beloved tale featuring the Wicked Queen, chuckle mines, the seven dwarfs, sorry NPTPs, and Dick Whittington & his cat (pardon?).


 

Snow White & The Three Vertically Challenged People

by Ron Nicol

A fun-filled version of the much-loved tale in Typical Ron Nicol style with loads of female roles.


 

Snow White (abridged)

by Dave Buchanan

An abridged version of Dave's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs


 

Stramash

by Dave Buchanan

A wholly original story with a setting in the Scottish Highlands that is guaranteed to delight all lovers of panto.


 

Summer Of Swallows, A

by Dave Buchanan

A comedy about an ex-teacher, who is newly retired. A chance meeting with his estranged daughter opens up new avenues.


Comedy

 

The Chimes

by Ron Nicol

The Chimes is the second in the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Drama

 

The Cricket on the Hearth

by Ron Nicol

The Cricket on the Hearth is the third in the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Drama

 

The Kings New Clothes

by Bob Bishop

Bob Bishops hilarious take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic.


 

The Snow Queen

by Susan Mosley

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, this is an entirely original version of The Snow Queen which has been adapted for pantomime, with Principal Boy and Girl, Dame, two comedy duos, an evil villainess and a comic robber band.


 

The Snow Queen

by Houldershaw and Cartwright

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersens classic tale, this is an entirely original version of The Snow Queen which has been adapted for pantomime, with Principal Boy and Girl, Dame, comedy duo Jingle & Jangle, and three Wise Witches, plus an Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Sandman.


 

The Three Musketeers

by Chris Liversidge

Chris Liversidge's delightful swashbuckler is based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas. All the well known characters appear, including D'Artagnan and the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. Inventive set pieces include living portraits from the Louvre, a very funny game of musical chairs, and a parody tennis match featuring a certain Jean-Pierre McEnroe. And, of course, sword fights galore against the Cardinal's guards.


 

The Wizard of Oz Pantomime

by Houldershaw and Cartwright

Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright have taken L Frank Baum's classic text and created a pantomime that is true to the original, fresh and lots of fun!


 

Too Many Brides for Dracula

by Ron Nicol

Ron Nicols gothic tale of vampires and the Undead has a cast of four male and six female parts (with doubling). Prolific Scottish playwright Ron Nicol pays homage to Bram Stoker in this highly amusing version of the Dracula legend. - Scene (February 2016)


Comedy

 

Treasure Island

by Hales, Hogan and Wright

R L Stevenson's rollicking adventure yarn featuring Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, Blind Pew, Ben Gunn et al., brought to vivid life by the team of Hales, Hogan & Wright. "We performed this panto script in Dec 2012 and it was said to have been the best panto performed for ages. A witty 'Blackadder' style humour script that had the cast laughing from the first read through. Thanks." - Amy Smith, Teignmouth Players


 

Two Tall Tales

by Ron Nicol

'Two Tall Tales' concern the nonsensical and hilarious adventures of Victorian explorer Sir Henry Nearly.


Comedy

 

Viva Zorro!

by Dave Buchanan

A colourful new pantomime set in Mexico in 1910.


 

Will Shakespeare the Panto

by Robin Bailes

Robin Bailes's new pantomime about the Bard (a first) has his typical wit, original characters, ingenious plotting and parody lyrics.


 

Wolf Tale

by Ron Nicol

A sequel to the author's very successful play 'Pig Tale', this re-tells the story of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.


Comedy

 

Young Sherlock Holmes

by Craig Hewlett

..And The Case Of Dick Whittington's Cat. A fresh take on the classic tale of Dick Whittington with the addition of a young version of Conan Doyle's great detective Sherlock Holmes, and large helpings of hilarious comedy.


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