Frankenstein The Panto



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Dame Hilda Locket arrives in Transylvania with her son Roger, and daughter Lucy. To take over the running of The Wooden Stake Inn.

The local residents include Baron Frankenstein, who is creating a monster from spare body-parts, Count Dracula and a roaming werewolf.
he moves his coffin from his castle to the cellar of The Wooden Stake Inn.

A monstrously funny panto that culminates in a hilarious monster ball at The Wooden Stake Inn..


13 principals, some of which are slightly smaller roles. One small speaking scene for 2 actors as the Ghosts. Also Frankenstein’s Monster who has a few lines near the end. Plus a chorus with some lines.


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.


All of our pantomimes come with a full, suggested songs and music cues and SFX list.


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

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Skeleton 1
Skeleton 2
Frankenstein’s Monster
Dancers; Townsfolk; Zombies; Tourists; etc.




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

Enter Boris [SR]

BORIS: Hiya folks! I’m Boris Bogof, chief tourist officer for the town of Thereanbach, in beautiful Transylvania. A place that’s famous as the location for old horror movies. Thereanbach used to be a tourist hotspot, but those days are long gone, and it’s my job to attract people back again. So, whenever I come on and shout, where d’ya wanna go? You all reply, Thereanbach! Let’s have a practice then. [exits and re-enters] Where d’ya wanna go? I’m sure you can do better than that. [repeat business] Well done!

Enter Dame Hilda [SL]

HILDA: [turns] Hurry up slowcoaches!

BORIS: [spots Dame] Hello! It looks like they’re filming a remake of Bride of Dracula.

Enter Roger and Lucy [SL] carrying heavy suitcases.

ROGER: Did you have to pack so much stuff, mum?

HILDA: Only a man would ask such a stupid question.

LUCY: We are only here for a weekend break, mum.

HILDA: Actually, we’re staying a bit longer than that.

ROGER: How much longer?

HILDA: For good.

ROGER & LUCY: [shocked] What!?

HILDA: I’ve always fancied running a little country pub. And countries don’t come much littler than Transylvania. So, I’ve sold up everything back home and bought one here.

BORIS: Welcome to Thereanbach, folks!

HILDA: Hello handsome, could you direct us to The Wooden Stake Inn?

BORIS: I’m afraid that place was shut down years ago.

HILDA: And I’m re-opening it. I’m Dame Hilda Locket, the new owner.

LUCY: You’ve bought a pub in Transylvania called, The Wooden Stake Inn?

HILDA: That’s right.

ROGER: I have a very bad feeling about this.

LUCY: What else have you been keeping from us, mum?

HILDA: Apart from the identity of your father – nothing. [to Boris] This is my daughter Lucy and my son, Roger. And what’s your name young man?

BORIS: Bogof!

HILDA: There’s no need to be rude!

BORIS: Bogof’s my name! Boris Bogof!

LUCY: [smitten] Pleased to meet you, Boris.

BORIS: [smitten] Likewise Lucy.

HILDA: So, whereabouts is The Wooden Stake Inn?

BORIS: [pointing SR] It’s about half a mile that way.

SFX: Wolf howl.

LUCY: What was that?

HILDA: It sounded like a wolf!

ROGER: A werewolf!?

BORIS: There aren’t any werewolves in Transylvania.

ROGER: That’s all right then.

BORIS: Dracula scared them all away, years ago.

ROGER: It’s like being on the set for Twilight.

HILDA: My favourite Dracula, was Christopher Lee.

LUCY: Christopher who?

HILDA: Lee! He would hypnotise his victims with his bloodshot eyes, before biting their neck and bleeding them dry. A bit like…[current Chancellor]

ROGER: Vampires give me the collywobbles.

BORIS: You don’t really believe in vampires, do you?

HILDA: I don’t.

LUCY: Me neither.

ROGER: I like to keep an open mind.

HILDA: That would explain why your brains have fallen out.

LUCY: [to audience] Do you believe in vampires, boys, and girls?

HILDA: That was inconclusive.

ROGER: Leave it to me. Listen folks. I’ll count to three, and I want those who believe in vampires to shout stakes in! And those who don’t, shout stakes out! Ready? One…two…three…!

LUCY: Who won?

ROGER: I think it was stakes out, but I wouldn’t stake my life on it.

HILDA: Forget all this vampire nonsense and let’s go.

Lucy strains to lift her heavy suitcase.

BORIS: Would you like me to help you carry that big heavy old bag?

ROGER: Thanks, but I doubt all three of us could lift mum, never mind carry her.

HILDA: He meant the suitcase! [to Boris] We’ll manage thanks.

LUCY: [coyly] Bye, Boris.

BORIS: [coyly] Bye, Lucy.

Exit Dame, Roger, and Lucy [SR]

BORIS: Gosh that Lucy’s pretty! In fact, I think I’ve fallen madly in love with her. [dances and sings] I’m in love! I’m in love! I’m in…!

Enter Mayor Klinkerhoffen [SL]

MAYOR: Boris!

BORIS: [halts] Mayor Klinkerhoffen!

MAYOR: Why are you dancing about in a public place?

BORIS: I’m just a happy tourist officer Mr Mayor.

MAYOR: Speaking of tourists, where are they all?

BORIS: I’ve just welcomed a whole family here not five minutes ago.

MAYOR: Are they staying at Premier inn?

BORIS: No, that was burned down last week by vigilantes looking for a werewolf.

MAYOR: You didn’t tell them that, did you?

BORIS: No, but marauding vigilantes don’t make my job any easier, will it.

MAYOR: I want tourists Boris, not excuses.

BORIS: Don’t worry Mr Mayor, I’ll soon have them flooding in again. I’m buzzing with loads of ideas.

MAYOR: Name one.

BORIS: Well, they’re only embryonic at the moment.

MAYOR: Then you’d better grow one to full term, and quickly.

BORIS: Yes, Mr Mayor.