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THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

by ANDREW BEATTIE

based on the novel by Mark Twain

 Cast:  Minimum cast 14 (9 m, 5 f) this would require some doubling up + crowd + chorus. Alternatively cast of up to 70 with many roles suitable for either gender.
 Suggested Age Range:  11 upwards
 Approx. Running Time:  120 minutes [ including interval]
 Music:  None.
 Set: Minimal - various locations: medieval London, dark forest etc. Most scenes require a small number of props and stage furniture.
 Synopsis:  Set in Tudor England and based on the novel by Mark Twain. Two boys, Edward Tudor, son of King Henry VIII, and Tom Canty, a poor boy from the London slums, decide to swap places for the day to see how the "other half" lives. Through their adventures both boys come to understand that the grass is not necessarily "greener on the other side".
The action, which rises to a rousing finale set during the coronation of King Edward VI in Westminster Abbey, includes various historical characters such as Henry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, the young Elizabeth I and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.
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Price Codes:

 Script:  Code D
 Performance Rights:  Code Y
 Licence to Copy: Code Y
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 902472 29 4

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