Cinderella Version 4

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Synopsis:

Cinderella is bullied by her wicked stepmother and ugly stepsisters, and her only true friend is Buttons the butler. He is always trying to cheer her up, but is too shy to tell her how he really feels about her.

When a royal ball is announced, Cinderella believes her dream of meeting and marrying Prince Charming might come true. But, her stepmother and sisters have other ideas, and Cinderella is left home alone.

However, things take a magical turn when her Fairy Godmother appears and ensures that Cinderella gets to the ball and true love finally wins the day.

Roles:

9 principals plus several smaller roles and a chorus.

Runtime:

All our scripts have a runtime of approximately 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:

Our pantomimes all come with a full, suggested songs, music cues and SFX list.

Style:

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

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CHARACTERS

CINDERELLA
BUTTONS
DOLCE
GABBANA
BARONESS HARDUP
PRINCE CHARMING
DANDINI
GRABBIT
KEEPIT
FAIRY GODMOTHER

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

King
Queen
Page
Dancers; Maids; Children; Villagers; Palace Guests; etc.

 

SCENE ONE
HARDUP HALL

Music cue 1: Chorus. After song ends…

Enter Buttons [SL] minus his hat. [see note in properties]

BUTTONS: Hiya boys and girls, my name’s Buttons!

CHORUS 1: Where’s your hat, Buttons?

BUTTONS: [feeling for it] Oh, no! [exits and returns wearing it] That was a close call. The Baroness said she’d sack me if she ever saw me without my hat on. But I’m so forgetful, that it’s bound to happen again. Boys and girls, will you all do me a big favour? If you see me without my hat, will you shout, ‘where’s your hat, Buttons?’ Thanks. And now that you all know my name, I’d better find out yours. [shaking hands with front row] Hello, what’s your name? Hello, what’s your name…?

CHORUS 2: Leave it out Buttons, that’ll take forever!

BUTTONS: [returns to stage] Whenever I come on and shout, ‘hiya boys and girls,’ you all shout back, ‘hiya Buttons,’ okay? Mind you if I’ve forgotten my hat it might get a bit confusing. I know. If I’m wearing my hat, shout, ‘hiya Buttons.’ And if I’m not, shout, ‘where’s your hat, Buttons?’ Okay? Let’s have a trial run. [exits and returns wearing hat] Hiya boys and girls! Not bad, let’s have another go. [exits and returns minus hat] Hiya boys and girls! I’m sure you’ll improve with practice. Have some Chocolate Buttons. [distributes them] I used to enjoy working at Hardup Hall, but the new Baroness is making my life a misery.

CHORUS 3: Then why do you carry on working here Buttons?

CHORUS 4: It’s because he fancies the Baroness’s orphaned stepdaughter, Cinderella.

BUTTONS: Is it that obvious?

CHORUS: Yes Buttons! [giggle]

BUTTONS: It’s true, I think she’s wonderful. [sighs]

CHORUS 1: Then why don’t you ask her out?

BUTTONS: [bashful] I’m too shy.

CHORUS 2: 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.

CHORUS 3: [looking SR] Now’s your chance Buttons, here she comes.

BUTTONS: Oh gosh my legs are turning to jelly.

CHORUS 4: It’s time to man up Buttons.

Exit Chorus [SL]

BUTTONS: [psyching himself] Come on Buttons you can do it.

Enter Cinderella [SR]

CINDERELLA: Hello Buttons!

BUTTONS: Listen Cinders, I’ve got something to tell you.

CINDERELLA: What is it Buttons?

BUTTONS: [hand on heart] I’ve fallen madly in love Cinders.

CINDERELLA: Oh Buttons I’m so happy!

BUTTONS: You are!?

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

BUTTONS: Actually Cinders, it’s…

SFX: Tyre screech and loud crash.

Enter Dolce and Gabbana staggering on via a side door in hall.

GABBANA: How come the taxi driver didn’t see that lamppost, Dolce?

DOLCE: You grabbing his gearstick probably distracted him Gabbana.

GABBANA: I only leaned over to check his meter was running.

DOLCE: Luckily we had twin airbags to cushion the impact.

Uglies hoist their bosoms.

GABBANA: What do you think of my new dress, Dolce?

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

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

DOLCE: Yes, but at least it matches your big bottom.

GABBANA: Cheek! This is a Primark Toofer.

DOLCE: What’s a Toofer?

GABBANA: Two for a tenner. It’s extravagant I know, but you must dress to impress if you want to get a man.

DOLCE: I think I’ve already got one. [sits on a man’s knee] Hello handsome.

GABBANA: Is he any good?

DOLCE: He’s got a pulse, that’s always a good start.

GABBANA: I’ve found myself a hunk. [sits on a man’s knee] Hello big boy.

DOLCE: He looks stunned.

GABBANA: It’s the effect my ravishing beauty has on men. How’s yours doing?

DOLCE: He’s going a bit blue round the edges.

GABBANA: I’m not surprised, with you sitting on him.

DOLCE: I might have to do mouth to mouth regurgitation.

GABBANA: That should finish him off then.

DOLCE: [squirms] Ooooh!

GABBANA: What’s the matter Gabby?

DOLCE: I think his mobile’s vibrating!

GABBANA: Let’s forget these two, sis’. Mother says we must set our sights higher when it comes to men.

DOLCE: She can talk, she married an old duffer with one foot in the grave.

CINDERELLA: That’s my late father you’re talking about!

GABBANA: Who rattled your cage?

Uglies make their way onstage.

DOLCE: [shoves Cinders aside] Move aside loser, the real talent has arrived!

GABBANA: We’ve both been on X-factor.

BUTTONS: [aside] They put them in the weirdo’s and misfits section.

DOLCE: Cheek! Everybody’s jealous of us Gabby.

GABBANA: That’s the price one pays for being talented and gorgeous.

DOLCE: I smell chocolate.

GABBANA: Have you been at my secret stash, Cinderella?

CINDERELLA: I don’t even know where it is.

DOLCE: It’s in her bottom drawer.

GABBANA: Big gob! Now everybody will be rummaging in my drawers trying to get their hands on my goodies.

DOLCE: I doubt there’ll be a rush.

BUTTONS: The chocolate was mine and I shared it with all the boys and girls.

GABBANA: He’s lying for that little tramp.

DOLCE: Let’s search her, Gabby.

Uglies grab Cinderella and start bodily searching her.

CINDERELLA: Get off me!

BUTTONS: Leave Cinders alone!

Enter Baroness [SL]

BARONESS: What’s all the kerfuffle?

GABBANA: It’s Cinderella mumsy!

DOLCE: She’s being really mean to us!

CINDERELLA: No, I wasn’t!

BUTTONS: It was the other way round actually.

BARONESS: My poor darlings! You wicked girl Cinderella!

GABBANA: And she’s 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: Zip it Buttons!

GABBANA: Did you get much from Cash Converters for all that old jewellery mumsy?

BARONESS: No, they said it was all cheap rubbish and only gave me a fiver.

CINDERELLA: Are things that bad you’ve had to sell your jewellery stepmother?

BARONESS: No, it was the jewellery you kept hidden in a box under your bed.

CINDERELLA: But that was my poor mother’s jewellery.

BUTTONS: That was a rotten thing to do baroness.

BARONESS: Button it, Buttons! [to Uglies] Come along girls, I’ll take you for some retail therapy to get over this nasty incident with Cinderella.

UGLIES: Thank you, mumsy!

BARONESS: [handing her a list] Here’s a list of chores Cinderella, and it had better all be done by the time I get back.

Exit Baroness and Uglies [SL]

CINDERELLA: How could they sell my poor mother’s jewellery, Buttons? [cries]

BUTTONS: Because they’re heartless Cinders, that’s why.

CINDERELLA: [unrolls list to the floor] This lot will take me forever!