by Nancy McPherson published June 2015
Suitable for All Groups
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 is relentlessly thwarted by her nasty step-mother, Baroness Soorface. Her father, Baron Henpecked, is such a wimp that he isn't a great help! The baddies, Bella Botox and her apprentice son, Boris Botox, run a very dodgy beauty business and they create havoc throughout with their new gadget, the Botox Blaster. Good, of course, triumphs in the end, helped along by Merrymunch, the Good Fairy who is brilliant at magic, but she does have an eating problem! This is an upbeat version of a classic with lots of audience participation and good opportunities for acting roles and chorus involvement.
Players: 3 male 5 female 8 male or female
Cast: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Dandini, Baron Henpecked, Baroness Soorface, Buttons, King Airchie, Queen Isa, Swanky& Manky, Ugly Sisters, Bella Botox, Boris Botox, Merrymunch, Naechance, Fatchance, Boab the Dug
Sets: Hardup Hall, kitchen, ballroom
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
Download Sample Script: Cinderella