Cinderella Version 5

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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
DOTTY
POTTY
BARONESS HARDUP
PRINCE CHARMING
DANDINI
BARON HARDUP
FAIRY GODMOTHER

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Ms Bendit
King
Queen
Beauticians
Princesses, Maids, Fairies, Palace Guests; etc.

 

SCENE ONE
HARDUP HALL

Music cue 1: Chorus. After song ends…Exit Chorus [SL]

Enter Buttons [SR]

BUTTONS: Hiya boys and girls! I’m Buttons, and I work here at Hardup Hall. But old Baron Hardup recently remarried, and the new baroness and her two ugly daughters treat everybody like dirt, especially the Baron’s daughter Cinderella. It really upsets me to see how they mistreat her, and I always need cheering up. So, whenever I come on and shout, ‘hiya boys and girls,’ I want you all to shout back, ‘hiya Buttons,’ in a loud cheery manner, okay? Let’s have a practice then. [exits and re-enters] Hiya boys and girls! I need cheering up more than that. Let’s go again. [exits and re-enters] That was much better. I’m secretly in love with somebody at Hardup Hall, can you guess who? Some of you have seen this panto before, haven’t you? Yes, it’s Cinderella. I haven’t told her how I feel about her because I’m shy, and I’m trying to work up the courage.

Enter Chorus [SL]

BUTTONS: Hi guys! Have you seen Cinderella this morning?

CHORUS 1: Yes Buttons, she’s scrubbing the kitchen floor.

BUTTONS: But she was scrubbing it last night when I went to bed.

CHORUS 2: And she’s still doing it.

BUTTONS: She can’t have been cleaning it all night, surely.

CHORUS 3: The Baroness wasn’t happy and made her scrub it all again, with a toothbrush.

BUTTONS: Poor Cinders. Maybe if I tell her how I feel about her, it might cheer her up.

CHORUS 4: I wouldn’t bet on it Buttons.

UGLIES: [shouts off] Buttons!

BUTTONS: It sounds like the Uglies are after me. I’d better hide. If they ask, you haven’t seen me, right? [exits SR]

Enter Potty and Dotty [SL]

POTTY: Have any of you idle lot seen Buttons?

CHORUS: No!

DOTTY: They probably wouldn’t tell us even if they have.

POTTY: I’ll find him, sis’, I have eyes like a hawk.

CHORUS 1: And legs like a chicken!

POTTY: [to Chorus 5] What did you just say?

CHORUS 1: I said, maybe he’s in the kitchen.

DOTTY: I’ll track him down by the smell of his cheap aftershave. I have a nose like a bloodhound.

CHORUS 2: [aside] And a face to match.

POTTY: I’ll bet he’s hiding from us.

DOTTY: [to audience] Is Buttons hiding from us?

UGLIES: Oh yes, he is!

CHORUS 3: What do you want him for anyway?

POTTY: Mother wants him to take out the trash.

CHORUS 4: Can’t she find somebody else to take you both out?

Chorus laugh.

DOTTY: Just for that you can all pick up your P45’s.

Exit Chorus [SL] groaning.

POTTY: That showed them, sis’.

DOTTY: [sings and boogies] ‘Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame on the good times, blame it on the boogie’.

POTTY: You’re so out of tune, sister dear.

DOTTY: I so am not!

POTTY: You so are! It’s like listening to nails scratching down a chalkboard.

DOTTY: Rubbish! Everybody knows I have the best singing voice around here.

POTTY: Then how come when we were at…[local school]…the music teacher banned you from the school choir?

DOTTY: Because he didn’t want all the others sounding rubbish, next to me.

POTTY: [indicating audience] Look sis’, boys!

DOTTY: Let’s introduce each other to them.

POTTY: All right then. Hello boys, this is my sister, Dotty.

DOTTY: And as you can see, I look totally gorgeous with a body to die-for. Now, which of you boys would like to take me clubbing?

POTTY: Oi! Introduce me, you selfish tart!

DOTTY: What for? They won’t be interested in you.

POTTY: And why not?

DOTTY: No offence sister, but you is fat!

POTTY: You can talk! Whenever you move it’s like watching jelly on legs!

DOTTY: Cheek! My new diet got rid of all my fat cells.

POTTY: Well, I think they’ve all come back for their annual reunion.

DOTTY: My new diet promotes the health benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

POTTY: I use a calorie-tracker. You enter everything you ate that day, and it works out the calories for you.

DOTTY: I tried that once and it just sent round an ambulance.

POTTY: My biggest weakness is tortillas.

DOTTY: I know a song about tortillas. It’s Actually a rap. [laughs] Wrap! Get it?

POTTY: Do you know what my biggest weakness is?

DOTTY: Your bladder?

POTTY: No! Chocolate!

DOTTY: What’s your favourite chocolate bar?

POTTY: Toblerone.

DOTTY: I’ve always wondered why it’s triangle shaped.

POTTY: So it can fit in the triangle-shaped box, stupid!

DOTTY: I used to be addicted to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. For a while my life was a Rocky Road.

POTTY: Forget about diets and introduce me.

DOTTY: Okay sis’. Boys and girls, I give you my sister Potty, she’s free to a good home.

POTTY: [squeals] Oooooh!

DOTTY: Have you trapped your spare tyre in your corset, again?

POTTY: No, I’ve just spotted a hunk in the audience!

DOTTY: Where?

POTTY: There! [to man] What’s your name handsome? [response] Everybody, say hello to my new boyfriend…[man’s name]

DOTTY: He looks more like second-hand to me.

POTTY: You’re just jealous because I saw him first.

DOTTY: You can keep him. A rare beauty like me deserves only the handsomest men.

POTTY: Since when has ugly been rare?