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SLEEPING JACK WHITTINGTON AND THE SEVEN BEARS
by NIGEL FLYNN
|Cast:||38 speaking parts (several variable m/f and with doubling possible) + crowd.|
|Suggested Age Range:||8 to 13 but could extend upwards.|
|Approx. Running Time:||90 minutes [ + interval]|
|Music:||Various well-known songs and parodies plus incidental music; accompaniment could be piano or small band - percussion especially advantageous.|
|Set:||"General" pantomime set with variants as required.|
|Synopsis:|| Jacqueline is
very keen to be in a pantomime but the teacher she approaches refers her
sarcastically to her fairy godmother who immediately appears and escorts her
through a whole series of episodes, each emanating from a different story - a
complete "Cook's Tour of Pantoland", so exhausting that everyone is delighted
when it is finally over.
The traditional "panto jokes" are here in plenty but there are many others too and the piece moves at a cracking pace. It is well suited for casts of almost any size, provided that they have energy and enthusiasm.
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by some who have already performed this show:-
|"Fantastic - good old-fashioned clean fun with
fantastic opportuinities for audience participation. With a cast of over 85 we
managed to find something for all members to do! A miracle!"
Alistair Hunter, Behind The Scenes Youth Theatre, Buckhaven, Fife.
|"We have had good feedback from all audiences.
The play had a lot of strong cameo roles and could be easily adapted for our
older age group (cast and audience!)".
A Community Health Trust Drama Group.
|Performance Rights:||Code Y|
Licence to Copy:
|Vidio Recording Licence:||Code H|
ISBN 978 1 872475 02 8