TYPE OF SCRIPT: Full length
CHARACTERS (M/F): 23
RUNNING TIME: 120 mins (approx)
FIRST PERFORMED: 2008, 2010
SCRIPT SAMPLE [download available soon]
SET: Various, designed for flexible staging
In this traditional family pantomime, Cinders lives with her father, Baron Wretched, wicked stepmother Winnie Bago and her ugly stepsisters, Calamitie and Catastrophe. There is excitement across the kingdom when King Prawn and Queen Bee insist their only son, Prince Charming must host a ball to choose a wife, but the uglies scupper Cinderella’s plans to attend. Luckily there’s a fairy godmother to hand with a cunning plan up her magical sleeves…
CINDERELLA is a hilarious, full-length pantomime by the award-winning playwright Alexander Vail, commissioned in 2008. Containing all the classic panto moments, with a few very modern flourishes, the first production delighted packed houses of all ages in its sold-out run, setting a new record for the venue’s box office returns.
“You’re so vile. You know, waking up every day and remembering I’m related to you is like reaching into a box of Maltesers and finding someone’s sucked off all the chocolate and spat them back in.”
CINDERELLA, a girl
BUTTONS, a boy
BARON WRETCHED, Cinderella’s father
WINNIE BAGO, the wicked stepmother
CALAMITIE & CATASTROPHE, the ugly sisters
VALIANT, the prince’s valet
RIDIC & LUDIC, the stooges
KING PRAWN & QUEEN BEE, the royal parents
FRANCOIS CARLA BRUNI SARKOZY CHARLES PERRAULT DE LA POMPIDOU, a make up artist
FLORA, DORA, NORA & CORA, some teenage girls
DRUSILLA, PRISCILLA, LUCINDA, BELINDA, GUINEVERE, LANCELOT & ELVIS, village children
Fifteen scenes take place between Wretched Manor, the Enchanted Forest and the Royal Palace.
CINDERELLA was first performed at Beckenham Theatre Centre in December 2008.
To request a perusal script for CINDERELLA by Alexander Vail, please email me.