Cinderella & The Crystal Slipper
by Brian Luff published April 2016
Suitable for All Groups
Brian Luff's brand new script puts a number of fresh spins on the story while at the same time delivering a traditional family panto with all the usual trimmings. It's crammed with fast, snappy wordplay, accessible modern references and two hilarious slapstick routines. There's something for all the family! The emphasis is very much on comedy, which is provided by the Ugly Sisters as well as a daft duo of party planners called Mr Muggsy and Mr Puggsy who orchestrate the Grand Ball at the palace as well as spending most of the time trying to escape the romantic clutches of the Ugly Sisters.
A timeless tale of rags to riches, Cinderella is the most famous and popular pantomime of them all! Cinderella lives a miserable life and her only friend is her father's manservant Buttons. She is bullied by her stepmother Baroness Camilla and by her horrible Ugly Sisters, Donatella and Britney, but she dreams of love and romance. When Prince Charming first sees Cinderella he decides to change places with his valet Dandini in order to get to know her better. Cinders, of course, then unwittingly falls in love with Dandini. When Buttons tells Cinderella there's going to be a Grand Ball at the Royal Palace, she wonders if this could be her big chance to meet Dandini again. But will her sisters ever allow her to go, and whatever is she going to wear? Things look hopeless, until the appearance of Cinderella's magical Fairy Godmother, who tells her that she will go to the ball and that all her dreams will come true!
Players: 4 female 3 male 6 male or female
Cast: Cinderella,Prince Charming,Fairy Godmother, Buttons, Camilla Hardup, Baron Hardup, Britney, Donatella, Dandini, Muggsy & Puggsy, The King, The Queen
Sets: Hardup Castle, a village green, the palace ballroom, a bedroom
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
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