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The Fugly Sisters

TYPE OF SCRIPT : Full-length
CHARACTERS (M/F) : Eleven
RUNNING TIME : 100 mins (approx, with songs)
INTERVAL : Yes
FIRST PERFORMED : 2017
SCRIPT SAMPLE : [download available soon]
SET : 4 interior sets, 1 exterior set

SYNOPSIS:
The Fugly Sisters, an adult pantomime is a modern retelling of the award winning classic show, written with grown-ups in mind, from playwright Alexander Vail. Will Prince Charming ever find a wife? Will Cinders finally fall for Buttons? Will the Fugly Sisters get their comeuppance? First rehearsed and performed by a crack team of ten actors, complete with song, dance and silliness, in just 48 hours at the end of 2017, this show is a huge amount of fun for ‘most of’ the family! While most pantomimes are written for large groups, all extraneous characters have been cut from The Fugly Sisters, to allow for much leaner casting. 

Please note this production contains adult content and some fairly fruity language.

Buttons: “I thought we could play ‘it’ in the enchanted forest. Do you want to come?”
Cinderella: “I’d love to, but I’m baking a cake for daddy. I’ve got ever such a moist sponge inside.”
Buttons: “I’d love to taste it”
Cinderella: “You can come and help me drizzle all over it and then I’ll let you lick out my bowl, if you like…”

CHARACTERS:
CINDERELLA, a girl
BUTTONS, a boy
BARON BARSTEAD, Cinderella’s father
WINNIE BAGO FUGLY-BARSTEAD, the wicked stepmother
CALAMITIE & CATASTROPHE FUGLY, the ugly sisters
PRINCE CHARMING, a very needy chap
VALIANT, the prince’s extremely accommodating valet
RIDIC & LUDIC, the stooges
FAIRY GODMOTHER, a bit of a go-er.

SCENES:

ACT ONE
Prologue          – The Village, outside Barstead Manor
Sc. 1                   – The Village, outside Barstead Manor
Sc. 2                  – The Enchanted Forest
Sc. 3                  – Outside Barstead Manor
Sc. 4                  – Inside Barstead Manor
Sc. 5                  – Inside Barstead Manor, Night

ACT TWO
Sc. 1         – The ballroom of the Royal Palace
Sc. 2         – Inside Barstead Manor, shortly after midnight
Sc. 3          – Outside Barstead Manor, midday the following day…
Sc. 4         – Corridor and entrance to the ballroom
Sc. 5         – The ballroom of the Royal Palace

THE FUGLY SISTERS was first performed at Beckenham Theatre in December 2017.

To request a perusal script for THE FUGLY SISTERS by Alexander Vail, please email me.