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Two Short Comedies 

by MICHAEL FORBES

The Quest for the Hoely Pael

 Cast:   19 (15m, 1f, 3 variable) + crowd.
 Suggested Age Range:  9 upwards
 Approx. Running Time:  45 minutes.
 Music:  None.
 Set: King Arthur's court; a bridge; a forest; a cave; and a castle; all can be kept simple.
 Synopsis:  In the dangerous days of Arthurian Britain, Mistress Boyle bullies her son, Lancing, into applying for a knighthood for which he must undertake a near-impossible quest. Reluctantly he sets off, knowing that only questers with certain moral qualities will survive the perils - does he have them? Follow our hero across impenetrable forest and insurmountable mountain to find out!
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Recommendations
by some who have already performed this show:-
"The Quest for the Hoely Pael was a success and thoroughly enjoyed by the cast, audience and stressed Director! All went to plan until, two minutes before the first performance, one of the Heads from the Three-Headed Monster vomited over the other two, the costume, the Green Room and the Director. You can imagine the scene! Still, the show went on and no-one in the audience was any the wiser. Thanks for everything."
From a preparatory school in Oxfordshire.

Robin Hood and the Borrowed Gold
[formerly entitled Robin Hood and the Jewish Gold]
 Cast:   20 (17m, 3f) + crowd.
 Suggested Age Range:  9 upwards
 Approx. Running Time:  35 minutes.
 Music:  None
 Set:  Sherwood Forest; Nottingham Market; and Nottingham Castle.
 Synopsis:  A forgotten adventure of the famous outlaw. The bards have got it all wrong: new research by the author has brought to light the truth of how Robin hoodwinked the Sheriff of Nottingham and his minions, Guy of Gisbourne and Derek the Cleric, into believing that he had stolen a dumpling when really he... A quiverful of jokes per page!
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code B

 
 Performance Rights:
 The Quest for the Hoely Pael
Code Z

 
Performance Rights:
 Robin Hood & the Borrowed Gold
Code Z
 Licence to Copy:
The Quest for the Hoely Pael
Code Z
 Licence to Copy:
Robin Hood & the Borrowed Gold
Code Z  
 Two Short Comedies: Video Licence Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 19 6

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