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 Three

At The Beach


A Punch & Judy stall is (USR) complete with Punch & Judy. A deckchair and a beach ball are (SL) and cut-out waves are upstage in front of the backcloth. Music cue 5: Beachgoers/Punch & Judy: After song ends…Aladdin and Wishee enter SR) Aladdin is dressed in a lifeguard outfit.

Aladdin
Well here we are at the beach, Wishee. Now keep a lookout for Uncle Abanazer.

Wishee
Righto, Aladdin.

Two pretty Girls sidle over to them.

Girl 1
(seductively) Hello Aladdin. We’re just about to go for a dip in the sea.

Aladdin
That’s nice.

Girl 2
It will be when you rush in to…(air quotes)…rescue us.

Wishee
Why? Can’t you swim then?

Girl 1
Of course we can swim.

Aladdin
Sorry girls, but I’m not working today.

Girl 2
Then what are you doing here, dressed like that?

Aladdin
I’m going diving.

Girl 1
For pearls?

Aladdin
No.

Girl 2
Treasure?

Aladdin
No.

Girl 1
Then what?

Wishee
He’s diving down to a cave to retrieve an old lamp.

Girl 2
An old lamp!

Girl 1
What’s so special about an old lamp?

Aladdin
It’s an antique.

Wishee
And so is the person who wants it.

Girl 2
And how long does it take to reach this underwater cave?

Wishee
As long as it takes for the mermaid on the rock above, to sing her song.

Girls
(exclaim) Mermaid!

Girl 1
I think you’ve both been in the sun too long.

Wishee
What do you mean?

Girl 2
It’s fried your brains!

Girls laugh and exit.

Aladdin
They’re right Wishee, I must be mad. Underwater caves! Lamps! Mermaids! What was I thinking?

Music cue 6: Abanazer enters (SL)

Abanazer
(to audience) I caught up with those taxi-drivers and got my own back on them. (sees Aladdin) There you are Aladdin. Now, let’s get down to business. (pointing) Out there in the sea is a large rock, which is the tip of the undersea mountain I spoke of. The mermaid always sits on top of the rock at the same time every day, and sings her song. You must swim out to the rock and start your dive as she begins to sing.

Aladdin
I’ve changed my mind uncle. I’m not going to fetch the lamp after all.

Abanazer
Don’t you want to get rich, Aladdin?

Aladdin
Yes, but I don’t believe in this fantasy of yours. Especially the bit about mermaids.

Twankey enters (SR) dressed in a gaudy bathing-costume and carrying a bag.

Twankey
(singing) #Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…#

Aladdin
Mum! What are you doing here?

Twankey
(handing him the bag) I’ve brought your thermal vest, Aladdin. Well, he sea can be very cold at this time of year, can’t it? (to Abanazer) Tell me Mr Ayatollah, what do you think of my sexy new, bathing costume?

Abanazer
You look just like a film star.

Twankey
(preening) Really? Which one?

Abanazer
Jaws.

Twankey
Don’t be so cruel. If you’re not careful I’ll burst into tears.

Wishee
If you’re not careful, you’ll burst at the seams.

Twankey
I shall ignore your silly remarks and go for a little paddle. (removes shoes and dips her toe in and out of the water) You put you left toe in, your left toe out. In-out, in-out, splash it all about. Fancy going for a swim Mr Azerbaijan? The water’s lovely.

Abanazer
Yes, but it’s what’s been in it that puts me off.

Twankey
Why, what’s been in it?

Abanazer
Your feet.

Twankey
I’ll have you know I wash my feet in Domestos, every day. (puts shoes on again) So, where is this cave again?

Abanazer
It lies deep under the sea and is crammed full of untold wealth.

Twankey
It can’t be.

Abanazer
Why not?

Twankey
Because you’ve just told me about it.

Abanazer
It hardly matters, as Aladdin refuses to retrieve the loot and save you from destitution.

Twankey
Oh no, I couldn’t go back to that.

Aladdin
I’m sorry mum, but I don’t believe that the cave really exists.

Abanazer
Of course it exists!

Wishee
Why should we believe you?

Abanazer
I’ll prove that I speak the truth. (produces a small telescope) Look through this telescope and tell me what you see sitting on that large rock.

Aladdin
(takes the telescope and looks out to sea) A piece of chewing gum.

Abanazer
What!? (takes telescope and removes a bit of gum from the lens) Look again.

Aladdin
I don’t believe it!

Twankey
What is it, Aladdin?

Aladdin
It’s a mermaid!

Wishee
Let me see! (snatches telescope and looks out) Cor! He’s right! It’s a beautiful mermaid! And she only has a little bit of seaweed covering her…

Twankey
(snatches the telescope)…To much information, Wishee!

Abanazer
Hurry, Aladdin! You must make the dive before she starts singing!

Wishee
Are you going to risk it, Aladdin?

Aladdin
I was having second thoughts Wishee, but not anymore.

Twankey
I wonder why?

Aladdin
Here I go then! (runs behind Punch & Judy stall and exits into wing)

Wishee rushes over to the wing to where Aladdin has gone.

Twankey
Can you see him, Wishee?

Wishee
Yes mum, he’s about to dive into the sea.

SFX: Loud splash and water splashes onto Wishee

Wishee
Uggh! I’m all wet!

Twankey
Well you always were a bit of a drip, Wishee. (laughs)

Abanazer
We’ll see Aladdin better from the lifeguard stand.

All exit (SL) brief blackout, during which beach props are struck. A rock is pushed on to (CS) and a sea-cloth is pulled across stage. Lights back up to reveal a Mermaid siting on the rock. She begins to sing her song Music cue 7: Ariel. After song ends…She spots Aladdin swimming out to her.

Ariel
(peering at Aladdin) What’s this I see? A human boy swimming towards me. And a very handsome one at that. (preens ready for his arrival)

Aladdin ‘swims’ on (SR)

Ariel
Hello there.

Aladdin
Oh no, I’m too late.

Ariel
Too late for what?

Aladdin
(clambers onto the rock beside her) I had to dive down to the Cave of Dreams and retrieve something, before you stopped singing.

Ariel
Oh, that’s just a silly old mariner’s tale. What are you after anyway?

Aladdin
My uncle wants me to fetch an old lamp that lies inside the cave.

Ariel
And is that the only reason you swam out here?

Aladdin
Yes…I mean no! As soon as I spied you through the telescope, I would’ve swum the widest ocean in order to meet you.

Ariel
(pleased) Really? And what is your name?

Aladdin
Aladdin.

Ariel
Pleased to meet you Aladdin. I’m Ariel.

Aladdin
What a beautiful name. (sighs and stares at her)

Ariel
Why are you staring at me? Have I got seaweed in my hair?

Aladdin
No! It’s just that up until now, I didn’t believe that mermaids really existed.

Ariel
That’s because my father King Neptune, warned us to stay away from humans. But I’m curious about your world and have always wondered what it’s like living on land.

Aladdin
And I’ve always fancied exploring under the sea.

Ariel
Then why don’t I show you around my world and you can show me around yours?

Aladdin
But how? I can swim underwater, but you can’t walk on land without legs.

Ariel
There’s an old legend that states that if a merperson falls in love with a human, they can choose to exchange their fish tail for human legs for a day.

Aladdin
And do you think you could ever fall in love with a human boy?

Ariel
Oh, yes! I mean…possibly. And do you think you could ever fall in love with a mermaid?

Aladdin
I think I already have. I mean…maybe. Does this Cave of Dreams really hold great treasures, Ariel?

Ariel
I don’t know. My father forbids anyone to ever enter that cave.

Aladdin
But why?

Ariel
He said it holds something that contains more power, than anyone should ever hold.

Aladdin
My uncle must be telling the truth about the treasure. After all, everybody knows that wealth is power.

Abanazer
(shouts off) Dive Aladdin! Dive!

Ariel
Who is that?

Aladdin
It’s my uncle, telling me to dive down to the cave.

Ariel
No human could hold their breath long enough, to reach the cave. Why don’t I retrieve the treasure for you?

Aladdin
That’s very kind of you. But I don’t want you getting into trouble with your father on my behalf. I’ll just swim back to shore and tell Uncle Abanazer, that it can’t be reached.

Ariel
You’re leaving?

Aladdin
Yes, but I’ll swim out here again tomorrow if you like.

Ariel
I’d like that very much, Aladdin.

Aladdin
Until tomorrow then.

Ariel
Until tomorrow.

Aladdin climbs back into the sea and swims off. Brief blackout, during which the sea-cloth and rock are struck, and the beach props are returned to their previous position – lights back up. Abanazer, Wishee and Twankey enter (SL)

Abanazer
Aladdin is swimming back to shore! (aside to audience) Soon the power of the lamp will be mine! Mine!

Aladdin walks on (SR) wringing out his shirt.

Twankey
Well done Aladdin, you made it back alive.

Abanazer
Where is the lamp? Give it to me!

Aladdin
I don’t have it, uncle.

Abanazer
Why not?

Aladdin
The mermaid said no human could hold their breath long enough, to reach the cave.

Twankey
Pity. I had my heart set on joining the super-rich.

Abanazer
And you still can.

Twankey
Can I? How?

Abanazer
Wait there. (exits SL)

Wishee
Tell me more about this mermaid, Aladdin.

Aladdin
Her name’s Ariel, and she’s the most beautiful girl I’ve ever met.

Twankey
Don’t tell me you fancy a mermaid, Aladdin.

Aladdin
So, what if I do?

Twankey
But it can’t possibly work, you’re from different worlds.

Wishee
Mum’s right, Aladdin. I mean, I like a nice bit of haddock, but I wouldn’t want to snog one.

Abanazer re-enters carrying an old-fashioned divers-helmet connected to a long airline.

Abanazer
This diving helmet will enable you to stay underwater for as long as you like, Aladdin.

Aladdin
Fantastic! Help me on with it, Wishee.

Wishee
Righto, Aladdin. (helps place the helmet over Aladdin’s head)

Aladdin
Keumph ma lumphaaire!

Wishee
(opens face glass) What did you say?

Aladdin
I said, make sure you keep me well supplied with air.

Wishee
Don’t worry, I will. (closes face glass)

Abanazar
Ready, Aladdin?

Aladdin
Um, reavy!

Twankey
(opens face glass) What did you say?

Aladdin
I said, I’m ready.

Twankey
Okay then. (closes face glass and accidentally stands on his airline)

Aladdin
Hulph, I chant breaph!

Wishee
What?

Aladdin
(slowly sinking to the floor) Ooohh!

Twankey
(opens face glass) What’s the matter now?

Aladdin
(gasping) You’re standing on my airline!

Twankey
Ooops! (takes his foot off the line) Sorry.

Aladdin
Let’s try it again shall we.

Wishee closes the face glass, taps Aladdin’s helmet and gives the thumbs up. Aladdin gives the thumbs-up and walks slowly into the sea…(exits into wing SR)…Wishee feeds the line, which suddenly comes to an end in his hands.

Wishee
Oh no, the airline has run out!

Abanazer
I told that fool at B & Q I wanted 500 metres of garden hose.

Twankey
We’d better pull Aladdin back up. Give me a hand Wishee. (hauls in the line but it gets stuck) I think it’s got snagged.

Wishee
Give us a hand, uncle!

Abanazer
All right. (aside) I don’t want the fool drowning before he’s retrieved the lamp, do I?

They all pull on the rope pull on the rope and it suddenly snaps, making them all fall backwards onto the floor.

Wishee
(shouting into wing) Aladdin! Are you all right?

Wishee
You must save him, uncle!

Abanazer
Save the stupid fool, yourself! (shoves Wishee offstage)

Wishee
(falling into wing) Aaahh!

SFX: Loud splash

Twankey
(rushes over to wing) Wishee! Aladdin! (to Abanazer) You rotten swine! Throw something inflatable into the sea for them to cling on to!

Abanazer
You look inflated enough, to me. (shoves Twankey offstage)

Twankey
(falling into wing) Aaahh!

SFX: Loud splash.

Abanazer
Well that didn’t work out. And now I must think of another way to get hold of the lamp. I will consult the spirit of the ring. (rubs the ring)

Music cue 9: Spirit of the ring enters (SR)

Spirit
You called, master.

Abanazer
Aladdin lies at the bottom of the sea,
Find someone else, to retrieve the lamp for me.

Spirit
Alas poor Aladdin, the loveable scamp,
Was the only human who could fetch you the lamp.

Abanazer
Then find me a being who lives in the sea,
Capable of bringing the lamp to me.

Spirit
No sea-dweller can fetch, what you most crave,
For Neptune forbids all to enter that cave.

Abanazer
Then turn me into a creature of the deep,
And I will make King Neptune weep.

Spirit
You’re sure to cause a lot of fuss,
As his royal highness, Prince Octopus! (casts a spell)

SFX: Pyro flash.

Snap blackout – Abanazer exits during blackout – lights up.

Spirit
Before I return to the magic ring,
I just have time for one more thing.
I’ll cast a spell around the cave
That only Neptune’s Trident can waive. (waves hand) Music cue 9: (exits)