Frankenstein The Panto

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Synopsis:

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..

Roles:

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.

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

DAME LOCKET
ROGER LOCKET
LUCY LOCKET
BORIS BOGOF
MAYOR KLINKERHOFFEN
BARON FRANKENSTEIN
BURKE
HARE
NICKEM
CUFFEM
VAN HELSING

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

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

 

SCENE ONE

THE TOWN OF THEREANBACH

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

Enter Boris [SR]

BORIS: Hiya folks! I’m Boris Bogof, and this is the town of Thereanbach in beautiful Transylvania, a place once 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 as chief tourist officer to attract people back again. So, whenever I come on and shout, where d’ya wanna go? Will you all reply, Thereanbach!? Let’s try it then. [exits and re-enters] Where d’ya wanna go? I’m sure you can do better than that. [repeat business] Brilliant!

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 cashed in my life insurance and bought one here.

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

HILDA: Apart from the identity of your father – nothing.

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. And 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.

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

HILDA: That’s right.

ROGER: I have a very bad feeling about this.

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 ages ago.

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: Don’t tell me you actually believe in vampires.

ROGER: I like to keep an open mind.

HILDA: That would explain why your brain has fallen out.

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

HILDA: That was inconclusive.

ROGER: I’ll count to three, and all those who believe in vampires 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, Boris.

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?

BORIS: I’m just a very 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?