Rob Roy The Panto
by Dave Buchanan published 2003
Suitable for All Groups
This panto is (loosely) based on the life and adventures of Rob Roy McGregor, the 17th-18th century Scottish outlaw and freebooter, who was as famous in his day as Robin Hood was in mediaeval England.
Towards the end of his career, Rob Roy is tiring of being an outlaw and yearns for the easy life and retirement. But his enemy Sir Archie Cunningham, the King's Factor, is equally determined to crown his career by finally capturing Rob and his band. He hires a pair of hitmen, and is quite confident of the outcome. But things don't go quite to plan . . . Join Rob and his gang of Men in Kilts - Neilly, Nessie, Mo and Malky, not forgetting Flash, the dog - in a series of hilarious adventures as they try to outwit the evil Sir Archie.
Players: 5 Male, 7 Female, 3 M/F Parts
Cast: Jack Dawes, Sir Archie Cunningham, Butterworth, Neilly, Nessie, Aggie Morrison, Cat Morrison, Rob Roy McGregor, Flash, Mo, Malky, Bonny, Clyde, 2 Dragoons
Sets: 3 Main Sets
Period: 18th century Scotland (circa 1720)
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc FX and musical numbers suggested.
Download Sample Script: Rob Roy The Panto
As ever with this adventurous writer this is a highly recommended script - even for we mere Sassenach mortals!
Amateur Stage, July 2003
This script has all the traditional pantomime ingredients in abundance with lots of opportunities for audience participation and mentions of local references. Dave Buchanan provides many upbeat yet appropriate suggestions for the 17 musical numbers, which along with some great comedy routines punctuate this story of our hero's expected triumph over evil.
Scene, June 2003