Sinbad & The Jewel of Miracles
by Dave Buchanan published 2001
Suitable for All Groups
A good old-fashioned adventure yarn based on one of the Arabian Nights stories. (Formerly Sinbad The Sailor)
The evil sorcerer Nastase steals the Jewel of Miracles from its owner, the Sultana of Istanbul. The rescue attempt ends in failure when Sinbad's ship the Argo is wrecked on the shores of Cyprus, and the Sultana's daughter Jasmin is abducted into the bargain. The story tells of Sinbad's efforts to defeat Nastase and then return the Sultana's jewel - and her daughter - to its rightful owner. Fun and thrills come thick and fast as Sinbad tracks Nasty down to the Cave of Skulls and the Temple of Oblivion.
Players: 4 Male, 5 Female, 5 M/F Parts
Cast: The Great Nastase, Codswallop, Hassan, Mustapha, Sinad, Mrs Fatima Sinbad, Ali Ben Dover, Floribunda, Sultana, Izzy, Princess Jasmin, Suki, Yacqui, Skully
Sets: 5 Main Sets
Period: Arabian Nights
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc FX and musical numbers suggested. Magic tricks fully detailed.
Download Sample Script: Sinbad & The Jewel of Miracles
... shipwrecks, kidnaps and lots of fun and thrills. This will appeal to many clubs with all the traditional elements of pantomime but with a bit of Eastern promise.
Scene, February 2001
He has created an exciting script with all the ingredients of the legendary tale, without going over the top financially. The script is rich in laughter and excitement as Sinbad tracks the nasty Nastase down to the Cave of Skulls and Temple of Oblivion.
Amateur Stage, July 2001
I would also like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed the pantomime (Sinbad the Sailor). It was very well written and the production notes etc were very useful and equally important for a small group like ourselves adaptable to suit the smaller stage.( We have performed pantomimes by other authors such as John Morley which are very long and difficult to adapt to smaller stages). I also thought that the time spent on stage by the principle actors was extremely well balanced hence keeping all the cast happy, and more importantly the audience. Thanks again for an excellent script and I look forward to performing more of your pantomimes in the future.
Mark Fisher , Frecheville Original Pantomime Society, Eckington, Sheffield