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Snow White – The Pantomime

Snow White - the pantomime

SNOW WHITE – THE PANTOMIME

”Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a King and his Queen. They lived in a fine palace and all was bountiful and plenty in the land. The King and Queen were loved dearly by their subjects and everyone was very happy when the Queen gave birth to a beautiful baby daughter. Her skin was as white as snow, lips as red as blood and hair as black as ebony. ‘

A few years later, Snow White’s father, the king, took a new wife called Malice. She was a very beautiful, but a wicked and vain woman and was actually a wicked sorceress, famed for making spells and poisons and she spent hours working on potions to make herself beautiful in Snow White – The Pantomime.”

And so it begins. Watch as the mirror breaks the horrible news to Malice that Snow White rivals her in beauty. Then as Malice tries again and again to kill young Snow White and fails. Young Snow White, beloved by many in the village is protected by Dolly, The Resident Dame and the seven dwarves. But… take care, the two village idiots, Squint and Wink may be working for both sides – good and bad! Malice may be planning to use them to carry out her dirty work. It’s no wonder she fails every time with those two on board!

REVIEW: It’s hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing. What else can I say? It has everything you would want in a panto in just the right amount, not too much, not too little. The puns are horrible, the queen mean, the dwarves cute, the prince charming, and the songs go beautifully with the story. Lots of audience participation which the kids will love. From the director’s viewpoint, the sound effects are imaginative and not difficult to stage, the stage directions are comprehensive and there are lots of places for her/him to use local or current colour or topics. – Tom Considine, fellow writer.

Read other pantomimes – Aladdin by British playwright Mick Gaunt

Author: Mick Gaunt

Type: Snow White – The Pantomime

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Pantomime, Children’s

Cast: Cast of 16 – there are 17 listed characters but one is supposed to double up. 

Ages of the actors:  Children up

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 90 minutes

Set: The Village by the Castle, The Queen’s Secret Chamber, A Kitchen, The Forest, The Dwarf’s Cottage, Inside the Castle Level of difficulty: 6/10 – a fun easy script for all

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Cost is $6.50 for this new digital play script

Copyright © July 2019 Mick Gaunt and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this panto? Other pantomimes you will love:

Dick Turpin – the pantomime about a highwayman! Wotcha! Gotcha! Steam punk pantomime Alice in Wonderland Puss in Boots in the Wild West – Puss in boots pantomime

The Warhol Institute for the Forgotten FAMOUS – Comedy about Therapy

comedy about therapy

THE WARHOL INSTITUTE FOR THE FORGOTTEN FAMOUS – COMEDY ABOUT THERAPY

They’re all there and you should know them. Jacqueline, Lenny, Natasha and Marvin. With the pile of problems on the therapist’s lap, you’d think she was dealing with a-list celebrities, you know ‘cause more money more problems but this is a bunch who’s list doesn’t even exist. In, The Warhol Institute for the Forgotten Famous, Jacqueline is the resident troublemaker and is pretty good at her job. She has it in for the therapist and finds an ally in Lenny, the timid baby phoenix no one knows a thing about in this comedy about therapy.

Natasha has yet to come to terms with the fact that she isn’t that great… at anything. It’s a harsh pill to swallow but at least Jacqueline has them all covered in that regard. Then there’s Marvin. Poor guy stands no chance what with him getting aroused from the strangest proclivity and his nemesis, Jacqueline, who never lets him forget how strange he is. You’d think this two-act comedy was about Jacqueline (born Barbara) or the self-discovery and healing of the foursome, at the guidance of the dutiful therapist but it’s not. This is about not acknowledging who you’ve always been and paying the price for it.

Other comedies by Robert Luxford – Nuns – Chain smoking, rebellious nuns? That’s just the beginning.

Author: Robert Luxford

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Comedy about therapy

Cast: 3F 2M

Ages of the actors: 20’s – 40’s

Suitable for: Adults to watch and perform

Length: 90 minutes

Set: A therapist session. The room has five chairs.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – building the tension with a bomb in the room

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © June 2019 Robert Luxford and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other comedies of a similar vein:

Jinxed – insane one act comedy set at a therapy session
Ratboy – failed superhero comedy scipt
Foreign Therapy – tongue in cheek political comedy

Ooze Monster – Drama about Mental Illness

drama about mental illness

OOZE MONSTER – DRAMA ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS

It came to him in a terrible dream at first. A black ooze monster that was, somehow, strangely familiar. A monstrous version of himself. Then, it never left. An evil twin.  His twin. He didn’t know what to do with it.  But when a mysterious group came looking for it, he chose to protect his ‘evil twin’ because he needed to find out what it all meant in this drama about mental illness.

Then he asked another person to see it. It hurt him when she saw it. Not like any other physical assault but as though it felt pain and so it hurt him.

Once there’s a monster inside, do you choose to become it? Is there even a choice? Unleashing the madness within…

Author: Simon Parker

Type: Three act play

Genre: Drama, horror

Cast: Mains 1M 1F. Full cast 3M 2F

Ages of the actors: Twenty to forty something years old

Suitable for: Adults to act in and watch

Length: Eighty minutes

Set: An apartment. The monster is in the bathroom

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – the monster can be created in many ways which could be quite interesting

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

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Copyright © 2018 Simon Kyle Parker

Like this play? Other plays you may enjoy:

First to see the lights go on – drama about post natal depression
On How to accommodate Marlo’s frying pan – one act comedy about a frying pan dependence
Taken to tusk – one act about a girl who believes she’s an elephant and the con artist who encourages it