by Dave Buchanan published Revised 2013
Suitable for All Groups
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 lives at Hardup Hall with her father, Baron Hardup, but has rather a hard time at the hands of stepmother Lady Hardup and stepsisters Tiger Lily and Trixibelle. The latter are determined that Cinderella shall not go to Prince Charming's Grand Ball, but the Baron and his staff, Buttons, are equally determined that she shall. And of course she does, with the help of Fairy Godmum Foozle.
Players: 2 Male, 5 Female, 6 M/F Parts
Cast: Dandini, Tiger Lily, Trixibelle, Baron Hardup, Lady Hardup, Buttons, Cinderella, Sandy, Andy, Prince Charming, Fairy Foozle, Mia, Lida, Colin the Gorilla, Sir Brucey, Craig, Len & Bruno
Sets: 4 Main Sets
Period: Long ago
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc FX and musical numbers suggested.
Download Sample Script: Cinderella
Thank you for an excellent and funny script, the best I've read in my long search for material.
Peter Screen, Upstage Theatre Productions, Glasgow
Cinderella was performed over the weekend after 6 months of rehearsals. It was FABULOUS!!!!!!! I can't tell you how well it went down. Petunia's fake leg will go down in history as one of the great comedy moments. One addition you might enjoy was that after Lady Hardup asks if the Baron is on Viagra, they performed "You're The One That I Want", from Grease, just as J Travolta and Olivia Newton John did it, right down to the stubbing out of the cigarette. That stopped the show. Thank you so much for the script. It was superb.
Susan Pym, St Columbas Church, North London