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Snow Good – Snow white the pantomime

snow white the pantomime

SNOW GOOD – SNOW WHITE THE PANTOMIME

Snow Good a.k.a. Snow White The Pantomime carries a warning –  It is considered dangerous for wearers of spectacles  to attend as it’s so funny it will cause their spectacles to mist up from laughing so hard.  Spectacle cleaning cloths and extra tissues should, therefore, should be carried at every performance. Do not drive or use machinery until the spectacles have been demisted.

An hysterically funny retelling of the Snow White and the seven dwarfs fairy tale as rendered by the Goons, kicked around by Monty Python and crash landed by the Airplane I and II writers and built on this foundation a really twisted tale of jealousy, passion, sausages, stupidity and innocence brilliantly scripted by Keith Passmore.
Grandparents will role in the aisles, parents will go “ooo!” at the verbal and visual puns (of which there are many) and children will be enthralled and everyone will cheer at the end when Good, (“ooo!”) triumphs and the evil Queen is vanquished and later strangled by the Director for changing her lines, (off stage, of course.)

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays – The last time I saw Paris – parody on the whole Troy horse thing by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Snow White the pantomime

Type: Two-act play

Cast: Cast of 31, as with pantos most roles can be played by either sex

Ages of the actors: Children up to adults

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: Two hours

Set: Various – On stage are three large flats, one running L to R Upstage and the others running from slightly down both edges of this flat to DL and DR in order to create entrances and exits from UL and UR. There are three other exits namely, DL and DR.
The flats are either decorated with hooks or dressed in strips of Velcro to enable images to be affixed for certain scenes. The images to be affixed are mentioned at the beginning of each scene.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – remembering words and clear delivery of lines especially those with jokes.

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Copyright © July 2017 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other pantomimes for you to peruse and persue:

The Pied Piper of Hawaii – a.k.a trouble in the wild west – a pied piper panto
The Lost Treasure Map – a pantomime with pirates
Wotcha! Gotcha! Alice pantomime – steampunk style

Questions – ten minute drama for three actresses

ten minute drama for three actresses

QUESTIONS – TEN MINUTE DRAMA FOR THREE ACTRESSES

In Questions, a ten minute drama for three actresses, Nina has a confession to make to her ‘friend’ Sandra, initially, and Rosie (who is not much of a friend either) as well. If she were honest to herself Nina would conclude two things, the first being: that she has a problem being honest and secondly: that her life is a bit of
a mess. In one hand are the lies and in the other is the mess she’s created with the lies. When both hands have her tied up, the only option she has left is to declare their contents… two days ago.

Well, the brunette stole the blonde’s man and killed him.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other short dramas – The Box by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama

Type: One act play, Ten minute drama for three actresses

Cast: 3F

Ages of the actors: Late thirties

Suitable for: Adults (both to perform and to watch as has some language in it)

Length: Ten minutes, dinner theatre

Set: The living room of a normal flat/house

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – ability to act

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Copyright © April 2017 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute dramas

Why Shoot your Husband? Ten minute drama scripts
Survivors include – drama about teen suicide
The bowl of soup – she’s leaving him and he eats a bowl of soup at her

Antigone – Greek Tragedy play

Greek tragedy PLAY

ANTIGONE – GREEK TRAGEDY PLAY

Shortly before Oedipus’s death, his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices quarrelled over who was to rule Thebes. Polynices sought help and support for his claim to the throne and requested Oedipus’s blessing, but Oedipus was appalled at the behaviour of his sons and cursed them both, a curse that each would kill each other. Eventually Eteocles ruled Thebes alone and Polynices raised an army and attacked the city. Eteocles with the aid of the brothers’ uncle Creon resisted the attack, which resulted in the brothers meeting in combat in this Greek Tragedy play.

A Greek tragedy play about two sons of Oedipus both seeking to succeed their father. Their sister, Antigone, defies her uncle, a leader out of touch with the people who has decreed that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife. Ultimately, her and her uncle’s actions have tragic outcomes.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other classic tales by Keith (The last time I saw Paris – teen comedy on the whole horse of Troy thing)

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: One act play

Genre: Greek Tragedy Play, drama

Cast: Total cast of 11. 7-9 M, 3-5 F as some parts may be played by either sex.

Ages of the actors: Teen and up

Suitable for: The whole family

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Various locations in Thebes including the palace, the city walls and corridors.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – flow

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Copyright © November 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other Greek and classic type plays for your perusal:

Acrisius – modern classic Greek plays
Oedipus the play – adaptation of the classic Greek tale
Theseus and Ariadne – modern classic Greek plays

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Oedipus the play – Adaptation of Classic Greek Mythology

Oedipus the play

OEDIPUS THE PLAY – ADAPTATION OF CLASSIC GREEK MYTHOLOGY – A PLAY SCRIPT

In Oedipus the play, Oedipus infant son of the King of Thebes is abandoned by his parents when advised by the Oracle that he will kill his father and marry his mother. He eventually ends up as Prince of Corinth. Developing the feeling that he does not belong in Corinth he wanders about Greece and meets his (unbeknowest to him but beknownst to us) biological father whom he kills in a brawl. He then goes into Thebes and marries his mother who, miraculously, has not aged while he was growing up. Later a soothsayer tells Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus and his mother find this so appalling that she drinks poison and he plucks out his eyes.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other Return to Vardia – classic plays by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Classic Greek Mythology

Type: One act play

Cast: Fourteen in total, although some parts can be shared and played by members of either sex

Ages of the actors: Any age, adult

Suitable for: Should appeal to high or secondary school students

Length: Fifteen to twenty minutes

Set: Various scenes – the palace, a crossroads, a shepherd’s hut

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – easy dialogue but may need to use some creativity for the scene changes.

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Copyright © August 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other great classic plays for you to enjoy:

Theseus and Ariadne – modern play in the classic Greek style
The last time I saw Paris – teen parody on the whole horse of Troy thing
Let’s get rid of the plump people – modern Greek comedies

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Imperfectly Serious – comedy of the absurd

comedy of the absurd

IMPERFECTLY SERIOUS – COMEDY OF THE ABSURD

A comedy of the absurd in which a dictatorial type manager is intellectually bested by a new young nobody in the office, gaining the new nobody the office and the girl. All because of the invention of a better type of paper dart and the unfortunate sabbatical of a superior co worker who has been sent up the river for his Mick Jagger impersonation obsession. In this play the characters do things that ordinary people only do in their heads, such as actually pretending to be cowboys when talking about John Wayne. It takes what happens in everyone’s imaginations as they talk into their realities and makes absurd actions a perfectly commonplace thing to do.

If you think that this is nonsensical, then you’ll have loads of fun performing this previously staged short script for three actors.

Read more about playwright Keith Passmore. Other comedies (Well I never – comedy sketch for three women) by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Theatre of the absurd

Type: One act play

Cast: Three actors, 2M and 1F

Ages of the actors: One of the males can be slightly older than the other and the female should be attractive.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: Twenty minutes

Set: A 1980’s style office

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – switching from one set of absurd actions to another whilst keeping a straight face.

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Copyright ©2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at our other absurdist plays:

Squawk – absurd one act comedy that’s for the birds!
Meeting Meryl – absurd comedy about being so nervous to meet Meryl Streep your dead father has to come back to make you do it
He’s a nervous Nellie – absurd comedy about a headstrong teen, her faulty psychiatrist and his overbearing wife

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Deliverance – play about Joan of Arc

play about Joan of Arc

DELIVERANCE – PLAY ABOUT JOAN OF ARC

This play is a costume drama based on part of the life of Joan of Arc exploring the conflict between religious faith, skepticism, and religious bureaucracy with a little politics thrown in. It presents quite nicely the stress-induced myopia or shortsightedness of the rulers of a country when fortunes have turned against them, in this case battles lost against the English invaders.

The biography of Joan of Arc is generally well known, but the details of her life and exploits differ from one historian and chronicler to another. What? When? How? and, at times, Who? are matters which the experts have argued about for years.

The author has employed poetic licence to depict and at times exaggerate some of the incidents in Joan’s life, for instance her encounters with Baudricourt who did not have a wife named Melisende or a daughter called Maree or indeed a servant, Isabelle.

The other characters existed, apart from Stephen, James and Martin who are a figment of the author’s imagination and in this respect the same could be said for most of the business at Chinon, Charles de Poitiers acting as the Dauphin, Joan’s identification of the Dauphin and the other incidents and references to Poitiers and Orleans. The interweaving facts are merely based on accounts left to us by witnesses, and contemporary and subsequent chroniclers.

More about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays (Todd – play about Sweeney Todd) by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Biography, historical drama

Type:Two-act play

Cast: 21M, 10F. Although there are 31 characters in this play an actual cast of 23 actors could be used by doubling

Ages of the actors: Various

Length: Two hours plus

Set:Various chambers in noble houses/castles

Level of difficulty: 7/10. The stage directions are very detailed so it is ideal for a less-experienced group to present. Some video and audio knowledge is required and the costumes may be expensive.

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Copyright © January 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other biographies we stock:

Play about Frida Kahlo
Lies you can’t make up – JFK conspiracy theory play
The Serpent under it – play about Helen Duncan, WWII medium, tried as a witch

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Surprises – short drama for two women

drama for two women

SURPRISES – SHORT DRAMA FOR TWO WOMEN

Bryn arrives home with the Christmas shopping which includes a surprisingly large parcel. Is it a surprise? Who is it for? The women had agreed not to exchange or buy Christmas presents, but why has Bryn bought it? Christmas for many people is a time when emotions and expectations run high, and this Christmas is no different. The parcel sparks a somewhat poignant slightly bitter conversation between Bryn and her companion, Sarah.

Read about New Zealand playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas (The Box)” by Keith.

Performance History:

The overseas American Army Christmas Concert – 2015

 

Author: Keith Passmore

Type: Short one act play

Genre: Drama for two women

Cast: Cast of 2F

Ages of the actors: Cast in their early thirties

Suitable for: PG 12 (language)

Length: 10-15 minutes long

Set: The action takes place in a room in a small apartment. The staging is simple, consisting of a table, covered with a cloth, and a chair.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – script with a wide range of emotions to be shown and tempers flare quickly

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Copyright © October 2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other two handers for women:

My child – drama about an unwanted pregnancy
Nights – funny musical based on the Arabian nights
My middle name is angry – comedy by Ashley Nader for 2F

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Anniversaries – two act comedy about a failing hotel

two act comedy

ANNIVERSARIES – TWO ACT COMEDY ABOUT A FAILING HOTEL

Diane Culthorpe, the reputable and ‘motherly’ proprietor of a clifftop hotel in Italy is about to celebrate her thirtieth anniversary as the owner of the hotel. Sadly, she has been far from financially astute and the bank is about to foreclose on the mortgage.

Alan Barron, a novelist and author of the trilogy, Anniversaries, has been a guest at the hotel for twenty five years and might also be celebrating his twenty fifth wedding anniversary, had his wife not left him during the first week of their honeymoon.

Reg Moss and his colleague Elaine, property investment executives, arrive at the hotel with an ulterior motive – to ascertain whether it would be in their employer’s interests to purchase the hotel to develop it as a casino.

Will the executives be exposed and will the hotel be saved in the end in this two act comedy? Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other comedies by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Comedy

Type: Two act comedy

Length: 1.5 hours, 90 minutes

Cast: 7M 4F

Ages of the actors: All adult, young to older

Suitable for: PG 12 – language

Set: A patio and balcony area at a hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. There are white patio chairs, tables and a few folded umbrellas on stands. There are also potted palms and climbing plants. UL is a balustrade to the balcony.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – character driven play.

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Copyright © August 2015 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other similar plays:

Early Liberty – drama about a hotel, and the intricacies of the relationships between the characters
Try Psychology – melodramatic comedy about ‘The Castle Inn’, badly in debt and with terrible food
Joined at the hip – South Africa comedy about a pair of Siamese twins and their boyfriends staying over at a very conservative hotel.

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The Gold Medallion – three act play for young cast

three act play

THE GOLD MEDALLION – THREE ACT PLAY FOR YOUNG CAST

Orphaned and wrongfully convicted of murder, James Fenton is determined to follow his ambition to join Captain James Cook’s crew aboard the Resolution, but his predicament forces him to stowaway!

However, all is not resolved as he becomes an accidental crew member of Cap’n Scargill’s tub, the Revolution, soon to become commandeered by Silas Tench, a villainous devil if there ever was one, Shiner his partner in piracy and a mutinous crew which lusts for gold!

The Gold Medallion, stolen by Silas Tench and his shipmate Shiner from Fenton’s Chandlery, is the key to the booty known as Fenton’s Gold, buried on San Angelo Island in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean.

There are many delightful characters in this adventure with plenty of scope for imaginative staging. The seafaring times of the late 1700’s must be captured by the costuming and overall flavour of the era.

Read more about playwright Keith Passmore.   Other plays by Keith.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Adventure

Type: Three act play

Cast: 48 (40M 8F) BUT many F can play M parts and many parts can be doubled. With doubling a minimum of 33 actors will be needed.

Ages of the actors: Teenage up. Can be played by junior high or middle school cast.

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 130 minutes

Set: Set should involve a ship and the sea. At director’s discretion.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control

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Copyright © December 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play?  Have a look at some of our other adventures for young casts:

The Robber Baron and the Baker Thief – teen adventure play
Alice in football land – comedy version of the traditional tale
Theseus and Ariadne – modern classic Greek play
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Todd – full length drama script based on ‘Sweeney Todd’

full length drama script

TODD – FULL LENGTH DRAMA SCRIPT BASED ON ‘SWEENEY TODD’

“Todd” is based on the infamous character, ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, yet this story has a more humane approach and the author has depicted Sweeney Todd as a victim of circumstance and of his own vengeance.

It is 18th century England and Todd, a man who used to be known as Pope is sentenced to be transported to Botany Bay, Australia after spending 4 years in prison. He escapes and returns to London, seeking the whereabouts of his daughter Claire whom he has not seen since before his prison sentence. Whilst plotting his revenge, on the Judge who passed his extended prison sentence, Todd sets up as a Barber in Fleet Street, having acquired barber and surgeon skills during his adventures on the high seas. His passion for revenge affects him deeply and he changes into a bitter, cold hearted murderer. He finds his daughter in surprising circumstances, with the help of his lawyer friend, Jonathan, who is unaware of Todd’s change in personality. As for his quest – revenge is far from sweet for Sweeney Todd.

More about playwright Keith Passmore. Other dramas by Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Full length drama script

Type: Two-act full length drama playwright

Length: Two hours

Cast: 20-28 actors 21M 7F (double casting is achievable as are some females playing male parts)

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: PG 13 violence

Set: Minimal stage furniture and props can be used. Scene changes could be made by lighting different parts of the stage, particularly with spots, a number of which are stated in the script.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – a drama with a large cast.

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© October 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? More full length dramas for large casts

A contemporary Christmas Carol – modern Scrooge story
Enter Love – modern romantic musicals
The Scepter has departed – modern Jewish play script

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The Last Time I saw Paris – Three act comedy plays

THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS – THREE ACT COMEDY PLAYS

three act comedy plays

The Last Time I saw Paris – the alternative history – How the horse of Troy thing really went down! Complete with Greek Gods that are actually Scottish, and many, many puns, this teen parody on the Trojan wars in the style of the ‘Carry On films’ will have the cast giggling away , and the audience too. Featuring: Helen of Sparta, Paris, Hector, Achilles and a host of other mythical characters and complete with two songs and incidental music. It is a great play for a large cast, such as a secondary or high school or community theatre group.

Read about author Keith Passmore. Other plays by Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Historical parody

Type: Three act comedy play

Number of actors: Forty seven parts but may be doubled up

Ages of the actors: Teen to adult

Suitable for: Teens to adults

Length: 2-2.5 hours

Set: Various – various palaces, a wedding reception, palace grounds

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 crowd control

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Cost is $4

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© July 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other large cast plays

A manger carol – nativity play for teens and older children
Aladdin – the comedy!
The Dragons of spring – two act medieval teen comedy

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The Box – one act drama script

THE BOX – ONE ACT DRAMA SCRIPT

ONE ACT DRAMA SCRIPT

In this one act drama script, a large box becomes the centre of attention at a bus stop. Who owns it? What is inside? The curiosity of the people waiting at the bus stop unfortunately leads to the death of an unbalanced man, who has threatened the two other characters in the play. The Box is a challenging play for the performers and an intriguing one for audiences.

Read about playwright Keith Passmore. Other plays by Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Drama

Type: One act drama script

Number of actors:  4M

Ages of the actors:  20’s-50’s

Length: 35- 40 minutes

Suitable for: PG 14 violence

Set: Simple – a bus stop and a large box.

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Cost is $7.50 for this digital one act drama script.

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Copyright May 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read some of our other one act drama scripts:

Abstinence only – one act psychological drama for 3 actors
You do love me, don’t you? A scary but funny one act thriller
Someone to remember – one act teen drama

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Return to Vardia – Three act adventure play for large cast

play for large cast

RETURN TO VARDIA – THREE ACT ADVENTURE PLAY FOR LARGE CAST

‘Return to Vardia’ is A Fantasy in the form of a quest. Three young archaeologists stumble upon the remains of a palace of a lost tribe in Dacia, now known as Romania, and seek to discover the meaning behind the discovery of the chalice of Vardia. The story of Vardia is told by Marlinus, the timeless ‘wizard’ and the past is brought to life. It has a very large cast for performance by 10 -13 and 14-16 year old students for audiences aged 9 to ageless!

Read about playwright Keith Passmore.

Author: Keith Passmore

Genre: Adventure

Type: Three act full length play

Number of actors: The play has 77 parts but many can be doubled up. Minimum cast size 35

Ages of actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: The scenes in this play may be staged simply or elaborately. The use of lighting is important, particularly in the mountain and forest scenes in order to suggest mood and the environment. In the first production polystyrene was used to create rocks, damaged wall sections were and the rubble in Act One Scene 1 and Act 3 Scene 3. Complete polystyrene pillars, approximately 4 metres in height, were positioned in all scenes, but were moved Far L and R in the Eastern Pass and forest scenes to allow more access and space for the BIRDS and MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. Standing decorated hinged flats were used to suggest locations, but this is a matter of choice.

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – length of the play

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Cost is $6

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Copyright February 2014 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Read some of our other action and adventure plays and screenplays:

Jack Masterson and the case of absurdity – two act teen farce
The Dragons of Spring – medieval comedy adventure for teens
The Wizard of Odd – pantomime version of the Wizard of Oz

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