by Nancy McPherson published April 2014
Suitable for All Groups
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.
In the Kingdom of Glenboak, we find Princess Snow White is being badly treated by her jealous stepmother, Queen Verruca. The hapless King Pimpleheid is powerless to stop the Queen's wicked plans which she hatches with the aid of Winklepicker, the Wizard. Clarty Carbuncle, the Palace housekeeper and her gormless twins, Wattie and Tattie Carbuncle, provide much of the humour along with the Palace jester, Mincy McSporran and the kitchen maid, Tumshie McTavish. Prince Braveheart of Glencool wants to marry Snow White, but is distraught when she runs off into the forest to escape from Queen Verruca. For a while, Snow White is protected by the intervention of Fairy Flip-Flop, who guides her to a cottage in the wood where the Tartan Army Gnomes look after her. However, the Queen has one last attempt to get rid of Snow White and she appears to have succeeded, much to the chagrin of the Gnomes. All ends well with the arrival of the Prince and his search party. Senga the Sook and Growl the dog are instrumental in bringing about a happy ending!
Players: 5 male 7 female 2 male or female
Cast: Snow White, Princess of Glenboak, Braveheart, Prince of Glencool, Clarty Carbuncle, housekeeper, Tattie & Wattie, layabout Palace guards, Growl the dug, Pimpleheid, King of Glenboak, Verruca, Queen of Glenboak and stepmother, Mincy McSporran, the Palace jester, Tumshie McTavish, the kitchen maid, Senga the Sook, Winklepicker the Wizard, Flip-Flop the Fairy, Grouchy, the other Tartan Army Gnomes: Brainy, Cheery, Dozy, Feartie, Sniffy, Silly (non-speaking)
Sets: Somewhere Scottish; various simple locations
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
Download Sample Script: Snow White