Aladdin And The Little Mermaid

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Synopsis:

This highly original panto cleverly blends the traditional story of Aladdin, with the tale of The Little Mermaid. Includes all your favourite Aladdin characters, as well as King Neptune, Princess Ariel, and the Sea Witch.

Roles:

10 principals (involves doubling up) plus 2 smaller roles and several minor speaking roles and a chorus.

Runtime:

All of our scripts have a runtime of approx 120 minutes, assuming that you use the full number of suggested musical numbers and not including any interval. But this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit.

Music:

All of our pantomimes come with a full, suggested songs and music cues and SFX list.

Style:

Traditional British pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation.

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Characters

Aladdin
Princess Ariel
Widow Twankey/Shushi
Wishee Washee/Jetsam/Winkle
Abanazer/Prince Octopus
King Neptune
Queen Pearl
Dim Sum/Flotsam/Minnow
Stir/Harry
Fry/Coco
Genie of the lamp
Spirit of the Ring

Chorus/Minor roles

Sea Witch
Citizens
Beach girls
Guards
Dancers
Palace retinue, Herald etc

Scene One

A Street In Old Peking

Outside Twankey’s Laundrette. Music cue 2: Chorus. After song ends…Widow Twankey enters (SL) carrying on a large basket of Washing.

Twankey Cor, this washing weighs a ton! If only I had two big strapping sons to help me.

Chorus 1 But you do have two big strapping sons, Widow Twankey.

Twankey More like, I have two sons and I’m always strapped, you mean. That’s because they’re both so lazy, they move less than a sloth on tranquillisers. Life’s been so hard ever since my poor husband passed away, you know. He used to work in a gun factory, until they fired him. So, he bit the bullet, and started his own business making bird tables. But it was a flight of fancy that never took off. Then he got his dream job working at a railway museum, but on his first day at work he got run over by a steam train. He was chuffed to bits. After that I went off the rails, for a while but now I’m back on track.

Chorus 2 I heard you had a bit of a kerfuffle with the window cleaner yesterday, Mrs Twankey.

Twankey It’s true. I was upstairs in my bathroom, standing there in the altogether. I can see all the men in the audience getting a clear picture of that in their heads. (to audience) Hold on to it boys, you never know when you’re going to need it. Anyway, there I was in the naughty nudie, just about to put the flannel round the old undercarriage. When there was this almighty crash, and a handsome young window cleaner suddenly fell at my feet. He didn’t realise the window was open when he went to slap his shammy on it. I think something must’ve distracted him. He asked if I’d ring accident and emergency. Which I did…first thing the next morning.

Chorus 3 Have you ever thought of remarrying, Mrs Twankey?

Twankey I think about it constantly. Remarrying has also crossed my mind. After all, I’m still a young widow in the prime of my life.

Chorus 4 How old are you then?

Twankey As old as me tongue and younger than me teeth.

Chorus 5 You can’t be younger than your teeth.

Twankey Why not?

Chorus 6 ’Cos you only bought them last week.

Chorus laugh.

Twankey Cheek! Clear off before I kick you all up the fortune cookies!

Chorus exit laughing. Dim Sum enters from launderette.

Dim Sum Good morning Mrs Twankey.

Twankey (to audience) This is Dim Sum. She’s been here a fortnight on work experience. (to Dim Sum) I don’t suppose you’ve seen Wishee or Aladdin, have you?

Dim Sum I don’t know if I have or not.

Twankey What do you mean, you don’t know if you have or not?

Dim Sum Well, I haven’t formally met either of them yet. So, I wouldn’t know who they were even if I have.

Twankey It’s probably my own fault for putting them both on zero-hours contracts. They took it literally and have worked zero hours ever since.

Dim Sum Don’t they like working in the launderette business, then?

Twankey They don’t like working, full-stop. Maybe I ought to pack it all in. The laundry business is becoming like a pair of old pants.

Dim Sum What do you mean?

Twankey The bottom’s dropped out of it.

Dim Sum Mum says that no matter what life throws at us, we should always count our blessings.

Twankey I do. Only these days I can count them on one finger. I’d better get this basket inside. Stay here and keep an eye out for my lazy sons.

Dim Sum Yes, Mrs Twankey.

Twankey exits (SR) into the laundrette with the basket. Wishee enters (SL)

Wishee (to audience) Hiya kids, I’m Wishee Washee. Do you wanna be in my gang? I said, do you wanna be in my gang? (response) That’s better. Now then, every time I come on and shout Hiya kids! I want you all to shout back, hiya Wishee! Will you do that? Let’s have a practice then. Hiya kids! (response) Not bad. Now let’s try it again with all the grumpy kids joining in. Hiya kids! (response) That’s much better.

Dim Sum You’re Wishee Washee, aren’t you?

Wishee (sarcastic) Yes. However did you guess?

Dim Sum Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.

Wishee Any form of wit might improve this show. And who are you, then?

Dim Sum I’m Dim Sum.

Wishee Your mum named you after a Chinese dumpling?

Dim Sum Well she is always calling me her, little dumpling. What does your mum call you?

Wishee I would tell you, but there are kids in the audience.

Widow Twankey enters from the laundrette.

Twankey Is that the dulcet tones of my missing son, Wishee?

Wishee I’m not missing, mum.

Twankey You were this morning, when you should’ve been helping me fetch a load of laundry. You don’t know what good hard work is.

Wishee No – what good is it?

Twankey Listen, hard work never killed anybody.

Wishee Well I don’t want to be its first victim.

Twankey There’s not much chance of that.

Wishee Anyway, the reason I was missing, is because I was having this lovely dream and I wanted to see how it ended.

Dim Sum What were you dreaming about?

Wishee I was dreaming that I was eating the biggest marshmallow in the world. Then I woke up and found I’d eaten my pillow.

Twankey That’s the third one this week! Anyway, now that you’re here you can help me get the washing done.

Wishee But I haven’t even had breakfast yet, mum.

Twankey You can’t still be hungry, surely.

Wishee What do you mean?

Twankey Well you ate a whole pillow earlier, remember?

Aladdin enters (SL) dressed in his lifeguard gear and with a girl on each arm.

Wishee Aladdin! Where have you been all morning?

Aladdin I’ve been out getting myself a second job.

Twankey Second job? You don’t even do your first job!

Wishee What job have you got then, Aladdin?

Aladdin Lifeguard.

Wishee I’d love to be a lifeguard!

Aladdin I thought you were allergic to water, Wishee.

Twankey Only if there’s soap in it.

Wishee I can picture myself running along the beach in slow motion, like on the old Baywatch.

Twankey You always do everything in slow motion.

Dim Sum Have you saved anybody yet, Aladdin?

Aladdin Oh, yes. Only this morning, I dragged these two lovely young ladies from the sea.

Wishee Were they both in trouble?

Aladdin (knowingly) Not yet, Wishee.

Twankey We’ll all be in trouble, if we don’t start earning enough to pay the rent on this place.

Aladdin Run along girls and I’ll see you both later.

Girl 1 Bye Aladdin.

Girl 2 See you later, hun.

Girls exit (SL)

Twankey Right then, everybody inside and start shifting that big pile of shirts.

Wishee I hate, shirt shifting.

Aladdin Me too, but I think she’s collared us. Let’s go, Wishee.

Aladdin, Wishee and Dim Sum exit into the laundrette.

Twankey (to audience) I can’t believe my lazy sons are actually going to do some work.

Music cue 3: Abanazer enters (SL)

Abanazer (to Twankey) Is this the Widow Twankey’s residence?

Twankey Yes, it is. What can I do for you Mr…?

Abanazer Abanazer. I’m your husband’s long-lost brother.

Twankey You can’t be. My husband was an only child.

Abanazer We were separated at birth. Very sad.

Twankey But you look nothing like him.

Abanazer That’s because we had different parents.

Twankey Oh, well that explains it then.

Abanazer Ever since I discovered that I was adopted. I’ve been searching for my dear brother, so that I could share my enormous wealth with him.

Twankey You mean, you’re rich?

Abanazer Richer than you could ever imagine.

Twankey You’d be surprised what I can imagine, sunshine.

Abanazer I made my fortune in the printing business.

Twankey My family once dabbled in the printing business, but it was a complete disaster.

Abanazer How come?

Twankey My idiot sons printed £40 notes instead of £50’s.

Abanazer When can I meet my dear brother?

Twankey I’m sorry, Mr Okinawa. But I’m afraid he’s passed on. Although he never passed anything on to me. I’m that poor, whenever I go to KFC, I lick other people’s fingers.

Abanazer What a tragic end to my search. In that case, you will become his beneficiary.

Twankey What does that mean?

Abanazer It means that you will want for nothing.

Twankey That’ll make a change. Up ‘til now, I’ve always been a wanton woman. (shouts) Aladdin! Wishee! Come out here and meet your long-lost uncle, Ava Banana!

Aladdin and Wishee run on.

Aladdin What’s all this about a long-lost uncle, mum?

Twankey It’s true, Aladdin. Mr Alabaster here is your father’s long-lost brother.

Wishee How do we know he’s our uncle?

Aladdin Wishee’s right, mum. For all we know he could be an impostor.

Abanazer Would an imposter promise to make you all rich, in return for a little favour Aladdin?

Twankey I just knew there’d be a catch.

Aladdin What does this little favour entail, uncle?

Abanazer I want you to fetch me an old lamp, that lies hidden deep inside a cave.

Twankey What do you want with an old lamp?

Wishee Maybe it’s a priceless antique, mum.

Abanazer The lamp is of historical value only, and will be donated to the local museum.

Aladdin Then why don’t you fetch it yourself?

Abanazer The entrance to the cave lies deep under the sea. And legend states that you must dive and return, before a mermaid on the rock above finishes her song.

Twankey You’re pulling our legs.

Abanazer I wouldn’t touch your legs for all the tea in China.

Twankey Would you do it for twenty quid?

Abanazer I don’t need your money. I have cash coming out of my ears!

Twankey Really? (grabs his ear and pulls his head over to one side) Spit some out then.

Abanazer (pushing her off) I don’t mean, literally!

Twankey Pity. I thought I’d discovered the first human ATM.

Wishee What makes you think that Aladdin can fetch the lamp, Mr Alka Seltzer?

Abanazer According to my sources. Aladdin is the best diver in all of Peking.

Twankey Best skiver, more like.

Aladdin What do you think, mum?

Twankey Well, let’s see now. We live in abject poverty and might soon be reduced to living and begging on the streets. Does that help you decide, son?

Wishee No pressure then, Aladdin.

Aladdin All right uncle, I’ll do it.

Abanazer You won’t regret it Aladdin. Meet me at the beach in half an hour. Taxi! (exits SR)

Aladdin Do you think this Ali Baba bloke is on the level, mum?

Twankey Oh, yes. I’m a good judge of character, and he seems like a nice man to me. But take Wishee with you, in case I’m completely wrong.

Wishee Which is more often than not.

Aladdin Can we have some money for a taxi, mum?

Twankey I haven’t got money for taxis.

Wishee Bus fare?

Twankey No, I’m skint.

Wishee But it’s a long walk to the beach.

Aladdin Never mind, Wishee. I know a short-cut. Follow me.

Aladdin and Wishee exit (SL)

Twankey I’d better get on with my washing, in case it’s all just a big scam. (exits into laundrette)