Cinderella Version 4

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Synopsis:

Nothing, including bullying and treachery can stand in the way of true love. Especially if you have a Fairy Godmother on your side. Which is why our heroine Cinderella, manages to go from domestic drudge to pampered Princess with just the wave of a magic wand.

Roles:

12 principals plus 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

Cinderella
Buttons
Dolce
Gabanna
Baroness Hardup
Prince Charming
Dandini
Mr Quickquid
Mr Wonga
Fairygodmother
King
Queen
Chambers

Chorus/Minor roles

Maids
Villagers
Children
Orphans
Ball Guests
Palace guests, etc

Scene One

Hardup Hall


Music cue 1: Chorus/Maids. After song ends…

Buttons enters (SR) minus his traditional hat.

Buttons
(to audience) Hiya, kids! My name’s Buttons, and…

Maid 1
(to Buttons)…Where’s your hat, Buttons?

Buttons
(feeling for it) Oh no, I’ve forgotten it! (runs off and returns wearing it) That was a close call. The Baroness said if she ever saw me without my hat on, she’d dock my wages. But I’m so forgetful it’s bound to happen again. (to audience) I say, would you all do me a big favour? (audience respond) Anytime you see me come on without my hat, I want you to shout out ‘where’s your hat, Buttons?’ Will you do that? (audience respond) Great. And now that you all know my name, I’d better find out yours. (goes into audience and starts shaking hands with the front row) Hello, I’m Buttons, what’s your name? (to next person) Hello, I’m Buttons, what’s your name?

Maid 2
(scolding) Don’t be silly Buttons! That will take forever!

Buttons
You’re right. (returns to stage and speaks to audience) I tell you what. Whenever I come on I’ll shout ‘hiya kids’ and you can all shout back ‘hiya Buttons!’ Let’s have a go then. (shouts) Hiya kids! (audience respond) That was brilliant! Oh, hang on though. If I’ve forgotten my hat, it might get a bit confusing. I know, if I’m wearing my hat just shout ‘hiya Buttons and if I’ve forgotten my hat just shout ‘where’s your hat, Buttons?’ Have you got that? (audience respond) You don’t sound too sure. Right then, I’ll go off and come back on and shout ‘hiya kids’ and you respond depending on whether I’m wearing my hat or not, okay. (exits and returns with his hat on) Hiya kids! (audience respond) Not bad, but let’s have another go. (exits and returns minus his hat – see footnote in properties) Hiya kids! (audience respond) Well done. And as a thank you, I’m going to share my Chocolate Buttons with you. (produces several bags of Chocolate Buttons and throws them out) Now this is ‘Hardup Hall’ and I work here for Baroness Hardup and her two daughters.

Maid 3
Who are absolute horrors.

Buttons
(to audience) It’s true. Them and the Baroness make my life a misery.

Maid 4
Then why do you carry on working here, Buttons?

Maid 5
It’s because he fancies the Baroness’s stepdaughter, ‘Cinderella.’

Buttons
We’re just best friends that’s all. (wistful) She’s kind, and has this wonderful smile and…

Maid 1
…And you fancy her.

Buttons
(giving in) All right, I admit it. (dreamily) I think she’s wonderful.

Maid 2
Then why don’t you ask her out?

Buttons
Oh no, I couldn’t possibly. (goes all shy) I’m too shy.

Maid 3
Faint heart never won fair maiden, Buttons.

Buttons
You’re right. The next time I see Cinders, I’ll tell her how I feel about her.

Cinderella is heard singing offstage.

Maid 4
That sounds like her now.

Buttons
(losing his nerve) Oh gosh, my legs are starting to turn to jelly. (legs wobble comically) Maybe I’ll ask her another time.

Maid 5
It’s time to man up, Buttons! (to other Maids) Let’s go girls.

Maids exit (SL)

Buttons
She’s right you know. It’s now or never. (to audience – summoning up courage) Wish me luck.

Cinderella enters (SR) wearing a ragged old dress.

Cinderella
Hello Buttons.

Buttons
Hi, Cinders! (spots her dress) Why are you wearing that ragged old dress, Cinders?

Cinderella
I ran out of cleaning rags, and my stepmother made me rip up my last decent dress to make more. This is now my best dress.

Buttons
Poor Cinders. (elicits audience sympathy) Aaah! (audience respond) It’s sadder than that!

Cinderella
Never mind Buttons. It’s not as if I ever go anywhere, is it?

Buttons
Listen Cinders, I have something to tell you.

Cinderella
What is it, Buttons?

Buttons
(sighs with hands on his heart) I’ve fallen head-over-heels in love, Cinders.

Cinderella
(thrilled) Oh Buttons, I’m so happy!

Buttons
(believing his love has been reciprocated) You are!?

Cinderella
Yes, now tell me all about her. What’s she like? Do I know her?

Buttons
Actually Cinders, it’s…(is interrupted by Dolce & Gabanna’s entrance)

SFX: Tyre screech and loud crash followed by a car door slamming.

Dolce and Gabanna enter noisily from side door of the hall. During the following, Buttons and Cinders react visually.

Gabanna
(to Dolce) Did you give the driver a generous tip?

Dolce
I gave him two generous tips. (adjusts bosom) I think that’s why he crashed

Gabanna
Well at least those giant airbags, cushioned the impact.

Dolce
(adjusts bosom again) What giant airbags?

Gabanna
Never mind. Now tell me, what do you think of my new dress?

Dolce
Call that a dress? I thought the circus must be in town.

Gabanna
Are you saying my dress looks like a big-top?

Dolce
Yes, but not to worry. (glances at her rear) It matches your big bottom! (laughs)

Gabanna
Cheek! This dress is a Primark Toofer.

Dolce
A Toofer! What in the name of haute couture is a ‘Toofer’?

Gabanna
Two-fer-a fiver. It’s extravagant I know, but you’ve got to look good to get a man. (picks on a man in audience) Ooooh! I think I’ve got one already. (sits on man’s knee) Well hello there, big boy.

Dolce
Is he any good?

Gabanna
(feeling his wrist) Well, he’s got a pulse. That’s always a good start.

Dolce
I think I’ve found myself a rich one. (sits on another man’s knee)

Gabanna
How can you tell he’s rich?

Dolce
(checking his legs) He’s got matching socks on. And an iPhone in his pocket…it seems. (squirms) Ooooh! I think it’s set on vibrate!

Gabanna
(glancing over) He looks stunned!

Dolce
It’s the effect I have on men. Beauty is such a curse sometimes. How’s yours doing?

Gabanna
Mine’s going a bit blue around the edges.

Dolce
I’m not surprised with you sitting on him.

Gabanna
I might have to do mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Dolce
Well that ought to finish him off.

Gabanna
(standing) On second thoughts, let’s forget these two, sis’. Mummy says we should set our sights higher when it comes to men.

Dolce
(standing) She can talk. She married a silly old duffer with one foot in the grave.

Cinderella
(offended) That’s my father you’re talking about!

Gabanna
(turns to Cinders) Who rattled your cage?

The Uglies make their way onstage. Music cue 2:

Dolce
(pushing Cinders aside) Move over! The real talent has arrived at last.

Gabanna
Talent! You? I’m the one who got on X-factor.

Dolce
Yes. (to audience) They put her in the weirdo’s and misfits section, along with the toothless rapper from Rotherham and the break-dancing granny from Guildford.

Gabanna
You’re just jealous! (to audience) Everybody’s jealous of me you know. That’s the price one has to pay for being so gorgeous and talented. (strikes a pose)

Dolce
(to Buttons) By the way, Buttons. I hear you’ve got yourself a girlfriend.

Buttons
Maybe. What’s it to you?

Gabanna
She must be desperate to go out with a nerd like you.

Uglies
(performing in front of Buttons) #Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like us…?#

The Uglies stop performing.

Dolce
(sniffing) I smell chocolate. (poking Cinders) Have you been at my secret stash?

Cinderella
No, I haven’t! I don’t even know where it is.

Gabanna
It’s in her bottom drawer.

Dolce
Bigmouth! Now everybody will be rooting around in my drawers, trying to get their hands on my goodies!

Buttons
I don’t think there’ll be a big rush, somehow. Anyway, the chocolate was mine and I was sharing it with all the boys and girls down there. (indicates audience)

Dolce
I don’t believe you. (to Gabanna) Let’s search him, Gabby.

Uglies grab Buttons and start to bodily search him all over. He squirms around comically, and during the kerfuffle all three ad lib loudly.

The Baroness enters (SL)

Baroness
What’s all that noise about?

Uglies feign innocence.

Gabanna
It’s Cinderella, mummy. She’s being really mean and horrid to us.

Dolce
She’s been calling us all sorts of nasty names.

Baroness
(sympathetic) Oh, my poor innocent little darlings! (to Cinders) You wicked child!

Cinderella
I wasn’t being mean to them! (to audience) Was I? (audience respond) See?

Buttons
It was the other way round.

Gabanna
She’s also invited all her chav friends round. (indicating audience) Look!

Dolce
And Buttons gave them chocolate from my drawers.

Buttons
I wouldn’t go anywhere near your drawers!

Baroness
(snaps) Zip it Buttons! I’ll deal with you later.

Gabanna
Did you get much from ‘Cash Converters for all that old jewellery, mummy?

Baroness
No, most of it was cheap rubbish.

Cinderella
Are things that bad, you’ve had to sell your jewellery in order to pay the bills?

Baroness
Don’t be ridiculous. I sold all the jewellery you kept hidden in a box under your bed.

Cinderella
But that was my mother’s jewellery! It’s been passed down through my family for years!

Baroness
(sweetly to Cinders) We’re your family now, Cinderella.

Buttons
Some family. (aside to audience) They make the Addams family seem normal.

Baroness
I love you like you were my own flesh and blood, Cinderella.

Cinderella
Do you really mean that, stepmother?

Baroness
Of course not, you lazy little brat! I can’t stand the sight of you! (to Uglies) Come along girls, I’ll take you both for some retail therapy.

Uglies
Thank you, mumsy!

Baroness
(handing Cinders a list) Here’s a list of extra chores. And they’d better be done by the time I get back, or else!

Baroness and Uglies exit (SL)

Cinderella
Oh Buttons, how could they sell my poor mother’s jewellery? (cries)

Buttons
Because they’re heartless Cinders, that’s why.

Cinderella
(pulling herself together) Well I won’t let myself be beaten by them.

Buttons
That’s the spirit, Cinders. And don’t worry about all those extra chores, I’ll help you get them done.

Cinderella
Thanks Buttons. (unrolls the list to the floor) Gosh! This lot will take forever!

Buttons
Then the sooner we get started, the better.

Cinderella
You’re such a good friend Buttons. What would I do without you.?

Buttons
That’s what friends are for, Cinders. Music cue 3: Buttons and Cinders. After song ends…Now let’s go to Poundland and fetch all the cleaning stuff we need.

They exit (SR)