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A Traditional Family Pantomime

In this brand new and highly original version by Channel 4 comedy writer Brian Luff, there’s plenty of fast banter, funny wordplay and rhyme. The Giant’s henchman Mickey the Menace is a Chicago gangster, and the comedy double act are hapless palace guards Sergeant Bosh and Corporal Kosh. Highlights include a slapstick “keep fit” routine in a gymnasium, and Dame Plump & her farmhand Charlie perform a new routine called “Counting Potatoes” which is surely destined to become a panto classic.

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LIST OF CHARACTERS

Jack ……………………………………………. Principal Boy
Dame Philomena Plump ……………….. Jack’s mother
Charlie ……………………. Farm hand at Plump’s Farm
Princess Davina …….. Daughter of the king & queen
King William ……………………………………….. The King
Queen Matilda ……………………………………. The Queen
Sarah ………………………………. Princess Davina’s Maid
Corporal Kosh………………………………… Palace Guard
Sergeant Bosh ……………………………….. Palace Guard
The Giant …………………………………. A Big Scary Ogre
Mickey the Menace ………………….A Chicago Gangster
Mrs. Blackberry ………………………….. The Giant’s cook
Fairy Tuppence………………………………….A good spirit
Esmeralda ………………………………………….. Jack’s cow
Plus villagers, dancers, singers, scarecrows and palace courtiers.

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

ACT I

Scene 1 ………………………………………… Plump’s Farmyard
Scene 2 …………………………………………… The Royal Palace
Scene 3 …………………………………………………..The Meadow
Scene 4 ……………………………………………. The Gymnasium
Scene 5 ………………………………………… Plump’s Farmyard

INTERVAL

ACT II

Scene 1 ………………………………………………….. In the Clouds
Scene 2 ………………………………………… The Giant’s Kitchen
Scene 3 …………………………………………….. The Royal Palace
Scene 4 ………………………………………… Dame Plump’s Barn
Scene 5 ………………………………………… The Giant’s Kitchen
Scene 6 …………………………………………. Plump’s Farmyard
Scene 7……………………………………………. The Royal Palace

Walk Down & Grand Finale