Aladdin Version 2

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Synopsis:

The classic story of Aladdin, a poor laundry boy who lives with his widowed mother Widow Twankey and his younger brother, Wishee Washee. But poverty doesn’t stop Aladdin dreaming of marrying the beautiful Princess Lychee. And his chance might come, when the evil Abanazar turns up looking for a young boy to help him retrieve a magic lamp holding a powerful Genie, that has been hidden away in a cave for a thousand years. Can Aladdin dream of marrying Princess Lychee actually come true. Find out by reading our hilarious Aladdin pantomime script.

Roles:

14 principals plus several minor speaking roles and a chorus.

Runtime:

All of our scripts have a runtime of under 2hrs (not including any interval) But this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit your own needs.

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
Widow Twankey
Wishee Washee
Princess Lychee
Peekaboo
Abanazar
Kung
Fu
Emperor
Empress
Khazi
Won Hung Lo
Genie
Spirit of the ring

Chorus/Minor roles

A Yeti
A Mummy
Citizens; Guards; etc.

Scene One

Town Square In Peking

Twankey’s Laundrette is (USR) a large laundry basket stands outside. Music cue 4: Chorus. After song ends…Exit Chorus (USL)

Enter Widow Twankey (SL) carrying a shopping bag and singing.

TWANKEY: ‘Keep young and beautiful, it’s my duty to be beautiful…’ (to audience) Oh, hello! If I’d known we had visitors, I’d have worn my best frock. What am I saying? This is my best frock. I’m that poor, I get clothes parcels from Oxfam. I tried supplementing my income by taking a job as a contortionist, but I still couldn’t make ends meet. Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Widow Twankey, and I run this laundrette with my two sons, Aladdin and Wishee Washee. One’s supposed to be helping me fetch the shopping this morning. I won’t tell you who, but I wish he, would hurry up! (laughs) Can you guess?

Enter Wishee (SR)

WISHEE: Hiya boys and girls! I’m Wishee Washee! Do you wanna be in my gang? Whenever I enter; I’ll shout wotcha gang! And you all shout back wotcha Wishee! Will you do that? Let’s have a practice then. (exits and re-enters) Wotcha gang! (looking out) Have they all gone home, mum?

TWANKEY: No, but they might as well, because it doesn’t get any better.

WISHEE: Let’s try it again. (repeats business) Wotcha, gang! That was much better!

TWANKEY: What time do you call this, Wishee?

WISHEE: Breakfast time?

TWANKEY: Try lunchtime.

WISHEE: Sorry mum, I overslept.

TWANKEY: You sleep more than a catatonic cat on tranquilisers. Anyway, now you’re here you can come food shopping with me.

WISHEE: We’re that poor, all you ever buy is baked beans and sprouts. If it weren’t for the musical evenings our diet provided, life could get quite boring. According to Jamie Oliver, I should be eating a balanced diet.

TWANKEY: You do eat a balanced diet.

WISHEE: How do you make that out?

TWANKEY: The sprouts on your plate weigh the same as the beans.

WISHEE: But I haven’t had breakfast yet!

TWANKEY: We’ll pop into that new Chinese-Italian place – Gino’s Hot Wok Pasta Bar.

WISHEE: Forget it, mum. I tried it once and came out hungrier than when I went in.

TWANKEY: How come?

WISHEE: Have you ever tried eating spaghetti with chopsticks? I ended up knitting myself a scarf.

Enter Aladdin at a run (SL)

ALADDIN: Help! I’m being chased by a lunatic!

WISHEE: Quick Aladdin, hide in the laundry basket!

ALADDIN: Thanks, Wishee! (climbs inside laundry basket)

Enter Merchant at a run (SL)

MERCHANT: (to Twankey) Where is Aladdin?

TWANKEY: What do you want with him?

MERCHANT: I asked him to look after my stall. And when I returned, the stall was empty and there was only fifty pence in the till!

TWANKEY: Well, he isn’t here.

MERCHANT: I’ll catch him if it’s the last thing I do. (exits SR)

WISHEE: (lifts basket lid) You can come out now, Aladdin.

ALADDIN: (climbing out) That was a close call.

TWANKEY: What have you been up to now, Aladdin?

ALADDIN: Bogof!

TWANKEY: I only asked!

ALADDIN: Bogof, means buy one get one free. Only I got a bit confused and put up a sign saying, BUY ONE AND GET THE REST FREE.

TWANKEY: If only you had the brains, you were born with Aladdin.

Enter Chorus (SL) chattering excitedly.

WISHEE: What’s all the excitement?

CHORUS 1: Princess Lychee is coming to Peking for a spot of royal shopping.

CHORUS 2: Apparently, she’s looking for a wedding dress.

ALADDIN: (aghast) The Princess is getting married!

WISHEE: Bad luck, Aladdin. We all know you fancied her.

TWANKEY: He never stood a chance there. (to Chorus) So, who’s she marrying then?

CHORUS 3: Won Hung Lo!

TWANKEY: I know. (adjusts bosom) I could do with those that lift and separate.

CHORUS 4: He’s the son of the Grand Khazi.

ALADDIN: Lychee can’t marry him!

CHORUS 5: She has no choice – her parents are arranging everything.

WISHEE: I’m glad I’m not royalty – I’d rather decide for myself who I marry.

TWANKEY: You’re never awake long enough to get married.

ALADDIN: I was hoping to marry Princess Lychee myself.

WISHEE: But you’ve never even seen her, Aladdin.

ALADDIN: No, but I’ve heard she’s the most beautiful girl in China. I’d risk anything to see her.

TWANKEY: Everybody knows its death for commoners to look upon the Princess.

WISHEE: Royal walkabouts must be quiet affairs then. Music cue 5:

KUNG & FU: (shouts off) Clear the streets on pain of death!

ALADDIN: It sounds like the royal party are on their way!

TWANKEY: Then we’d better scarper, quick!

Exit all (SR) Aladdin hangs behind and climbs into the laundry basket.

Enter Kung and Fu (SL) brandishing truncheons.

FU: Look out – look out!

KUNG: Mind what you do!

FU: Or the Peking police will come for you!

KUNG: We’re the toughest coppers you’ll ever meet!

FU: Now, hurry up and clear the street!

KUNG: Our duties are conducted with rigorous pride!

FU: And if you misbehave, you’ll be quick stir-fried!

KUNG: My name’s Kung!

FU: And my name’s Fu!

KUNG & FU: And we’ll give you a taste of the old one two! Music cue 6: (mock fighting)

Enter Man at a run (SL)

MAN: Please help me, officers!

KUNG: What seems to be the trouble, sir?

MAN: I need to find a chemist, quick!

FU: What for?

MAN: A bee’s just stung me on the finger!

FU: Which one?

MAN: I don’t know – they all look the same to me!

FU: Buzz off! (hits him with truncheon)

Exit Man (SR)

Enter Woman 1 (SL)

WOMAN 1: Pardon me, officers.

KUNG: Yes, madam?

WOMAN 1: Could you tell me the name of the road where Poundland is?

FU: (thinking) Don’t tell me, the name’s on the tip of my tongue.

WOMAN 1: Stick your tongue out then.

FU: What for?

WOMAN 1: So I can see the name of the road.

KUNG: (prods her with truncheon) On your way, missus.

Woman 1 exits (SR)

Enter Woman 2 (SL)

FU: Excuse me madam, but would you mind accompanying us to the station?

WOMAN 2: Whatever for officer?

KUNG: It’s in a rough area and we’re scared to go on our own.

WOMAN 2: Get lost – wusses! (exits SR)

Enter Young Boy (SL) wearing shorts.

BOY: (to Fu) Please sir, can you tell me where I can buy some long pants?

FU: How long do you want them?

BOY: From October to March. (laughs)

KUNG: Who taught you to be cheeky?

BOY: Nobody – I’m self-taught.

FU: Here’s another lesson for you. (hits Boy with truncheon)

BOY: Owah! (wails) I’ll tell mum on you!

FU: While you’re at it, tell her I’ll be late home for tea.

BOY: Okay, dad. (exits SL)

Enter Khazi (SR)

KHAZI: Make way for their Imperial Majesties!

Music cue 7: Enter Emperor and Empress (SR)

EMPRESS: Where are all our subjects?

KHAZI: I had them cleared them from the streets as usual, your majesty.

EMPEROR: Well, bring them back – we have an important announcement to announce!

KHAZI: Yes, sire. Citizens of Peking! Draw near and listen to your beloved Emperor!

Enter Chorus (SL)

EMPEROR: Loyal objects! We wish to announce the forthcoming marriage of the Princess Lychee.

EMPRESS: Her wedding day, will be a public holiday!

CHORUS: Hooray!

KHAZI: But it will be unpaid.

CHORUS: Boo!

EMPEROR: There will be a big party in the palace grounds!

CHORUS: Hooray!

KHAZI: But none of you are invited.

CHORUS: Boo!

EMPRESS: The pubs will stay open all day!

CHORUS: Hooray!

KHAZI: But we’ve doubled prices to pay for the royal wedding.

CHORUS: Boo!

EMPEROR: Princess Lychee will be visiting Peking shortly.

CHORUS: Hooray!

KHAZI: But nobody can look at her.

CHORUS: Boo!

General murmuring amongst Chorus.

EMPRESS: The crowd are getting restless, dear. Let’s leave before they turn ugly.

KHAZI: Some looked ugly to start with, your majesty.

EMPEROR: Princess Lychee’s entourage will be arriving shortly, Khazi. Make sure the streets are cleared of commoners.

KHAZI: Yes, your majesty.

EMPRESS: Come along, dear.

Exit Emperor and Empress (SL)

KHAZI: Kung and Fu! Clear this rabble from the streets, immediately!

KUNG & FU: (herding Chorus off SR) Clear the streets! Clear the streets!

CHORUS 1: Make your minds up then!CHORUS 2:Talk about police harassment!

Exit Chorus (SL) Followed by Kung and Fu and the Khazi.

LYCHEE: (shouts off) Hurry Peekaboo!

Enter Princess Lychee at a run (SL) followed by Peekaboo.

PEEKABOO: What’s the rush your highness?

LYCHEE: I wanted to get here before they cleared the streets, but it’s too late.

PEEKABOO: Why do you want to mix with lots of strange people?

LYCHEE: I don’t want to mix with strange people, Peekaboo – just normal ones.

PEEKABOO: You can mix with normal people at the palace.

LYCHEE: Nothing at the palace is normal, Peekaboo. I’m a virtual prisoner there – and now I’m being forced to marry someone I don’t love.

PEEKABOO: You mean, Won Hung Lo?

LYCHEE: Yes, and he doesn’t love me either.

PEEKABOO: He said as much, did he?

LYCHEE: Come, Peekaboo. It’s obvious that you and Won Hung love one another.

PEEKABOO: It’s true your highness – but I fear we can never be together. (cries)

LYCHEE: Don’t cry, Peekaboo. There must be a way out of this predicament.

PEEKABOO: But what, your highness?

LYCHEE: I don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll think of something. Now run along and touch up your makeup, your mascara’s running.

PEEKABOO: Yes, your highness. (exits SL)

ALADDIN: (throws open basket and stands) Hello Princess!

LYCHEE: (startled – steps back) Oh!

ALADDIN: (climbing out) I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.

LYCHEE: Who are you – and what are you doing hiding in that basket?

ALADDIN: My name’s Aladdin. And I hid in there, to see if you really are as beautiful as everybody says.

LYCHEE: I see – and?

ALADDIN: You’re not.

LYCHEE: (taken aback) Oh!

ALADDIN: You’re much more beautiful.

LYCHEE: You flatter me Aladdin. But you have taken a great risk. If you’re caught, my father will have you executed.

ALADDIN: It was worth the risk.

LYCHEE: Aren’t you afraid of death?

ALADDIN: (boldly) I’m afraid of nothing, Princess!

LYCHEE: Oh, Aladdin. It’s so nice to meet an ordinary person for a change.

ALADDIN: I’m not sure I like being called ordinary, your highness.

LYCHEE: I’m sorry, I didn’t mean – it’s just that most people at the palace are the opposite of ordinary – especially my parents.

ALADDIN: Is it true that you’re about to be married, your highness?

LYCHEE: It’s true that my parents are trying to force me to marry someone I don’t love.

ALADDIN: Nobody should be forced to marry against their will.

LYCHEE: I’m sure you’re free to fall in love and marry whoever you chose, Aladdin.

ALADDIN: The falling in love bit’s easy – it’s the marrying bit that’s hard.

LYCHEE: It sounds like you’ve already fallen in love with someone, Aladdin.

ALADDIN: Indeed I have, your highness.

LYCHEE: (disappointed) I see.

ALADDIN: Do you believe in love at first sight, Princess?

LYCHEE: Why do you ask?

ALADDIN: What would you say, if I told you that I’d fallen madly in love with you?

LYCHEE: I’d say, I’ve never believed in love at first sight – until now.

ALADDIN: All my life I’ve dreamed of this moment, Lychee.

LYCHEE: Then we’ve both had the same dream, Aladdin. Music cue 8: Lychee and Aladdin. After song ends…

SFX: Police whistles.

ALADDIN: It sounds like they’re playing my tune.

LYCHEE: You must leave, Aladdin – you risk your life being here.

ALADDIN: I’d risk anything to be with you Lychee.

LYCHEE: And I’d give up everything to be with you, Aladdin.

ALADDIN: Would you even consider marrying me?

LYCHEE: Yes, but father won’t allow me to marry anyone who isn’t rich.

ALADDIN: Then I will go and make my fortune and return for you.

SFX: Police whistles.

LYCHEE: Hurry Aladdin they’re almost here!

Aladdin moves closer to wing (SR)

Enter Kung and Fu (SL) blowing whistles.

KUNG: Aladdin Twankey! You’re under arrest for gazing upon the Princess’s face!

ALADDIN: And very nice it was too. Goodbye Lychee – I shall return! (exits SR)

FU: Stop in the name of the law!

Exit Kung and Fu at a run (SR)

LYCHEE: (shouts) Run Aladdin!

Enter Peekaboo (SL)

PEEKABOO: I’m back, Princess! Anything interesting happen while I was gone?

LYCHEE: Yes! I met a handsome boy called Aladdin – we instantly fell in love, and now he’s being chased by the police.

PEEKABOO: You’re kidding me – right?

LYCHEE: No, Peekaboo!

PEEKABOO: Then let’s hurry to the place and you can tell me all about it!

Exit Lychee and Peekaboo (SL)