Puss In Boots
by Joy Davis published February 2013
Suitable for All Groups
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.
In his will, Windy Miller leaves his mill and money to his two eldest sons George and Terry, and nothing to his widow, Wendy Miller, leaving her destitute. His eldest son Peter receives the family cat Tiddles. But this is no ordinary cat. Tiddles is transformed into Puss in Boots, who not only talks but is the coolest cat in the land. When Peter falls in love with Princess Crystal, Puss transforms Peter into the Marquis of Carabas, and arranges for both of them to go to the royal castle.. Meanwhile the land is terrorised by the dreaded Ogre Grumbleguts whose favourite food is children. Puss arranges for Peter, Wendy and their pals Shaz and Gaz, a couple of wannabe pop stars, to be admitted to the Ogres palace. And as for the Ogre himself - well, Puss has a cunning plan!
Players: 6 male 6 female 5 male or female
Cast: Daisy, Wendy Miller (Dame), Shaz & Gaz (comedy duo)Peter (principal boy, Wendys son), George & Mildred, Terry & June, Princess Crystal (principal girl), King Ferdinand, Queen Avarice, Major Jump, Town Crier, Puss (Peters cat), Mr Eman, Grumbleguts (Ogre), Lysteria, Billy the Kidnapper
Sets: The castle, the Ogres palace, a kitchen
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
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