by Claire Scott published May 2010
Suitable for All Groups
A refreshing and charming new take on the old favourite with the traditional plot and ingredients.
When the evil fairy Carabosse is not invited to the christening of Princess Beauty, she vows a terrible revenge, and casts a spell saying the Princess will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die. Despite the efforts of the King and Queen, on her eighteenth birthday the Princess finds a spinning wheel in a tiny, dusty room, and an old hag only too happy to let her use it. And, of course, the prophecy comes true. However, the fairy godmothers use their magic to alter the spell. The Princess does not die, but falls asleep, waiting for her prince to come and wake her. And in a hundred years he does, but not before he has battled the might of Carabosse and her evil band of demons.
Players: 7 female 2 male 4 male/female
Cast: Princess Beauty, Nanny Annie, Pip, King of Astoria, Queen of Astoria, Carabosse (the Evil Fairy), Fairy Lila, Fairy Gwendolen, Fairy-to-Be Silvana, Prince Charming, Lord Sebastian, his manservant, Bitz & Bobz (Royal bodyguards), Demon (non speaking)
Sets: Various, including the Royal Palace, the Hall of the Fairies, the palace kitchen, and Carabosses lair
Period: Fairy time
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied, plus list of recommended songs
Download Sample Script: Sleeping Beauty