Rapunzel A Tangled Panto

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Synopsis:

Princess Rapunzel has been kept locked up in a tower for almost eighteen years by witch Gothel, who she believes to be her mother. But her royal parents, have not given up hope that one day she may return to them. And every year they celebrate her birthday, by releasing one sky-lantern for every year she’s been gone.

Rapunzel’s solitude is broken by the arrival of three Fairies, who persuade her to let them transport her to the outside world. Gothel discovers Rapunzel has been freed, and enlists the help of two idiotic villains to return her to the tower.

The scene is now set for a daring rescue, with the use of a drone?

Roles:

12 principals plus smaller speaking roles for Sergeant and Soldiers. And a chorus of children and adults with several 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

NURSE HETTY HAIRSPRAY
WILLY WIDDLE
RAPUNZEL
GOTHEL
PRINCE GEORGE
KING
QUEEN
BALL
SOCKET
FAIRY WELL
FAIRY GOOD
FAIRY NUFF

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Sergeant Hawkeye
Dancers; Soldiers; Villagers; Ghosts; Palace Retinue; etc.

 

SCENE ONE

THE VILLAGE OF BOUFFANT

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

Enter Willy at a run [SL] a sink-plunger sticks out of his back pocket.

WILLY: Hiya folks! Welcome to the village of Bouffant! I’m Willy, the royal gofer. I used to be the royal jester, but I gave it up because people kept laughing at me. But now I miss hearing people cheer whenever I come on, and it makes me a bit sad. Would you all cheer loudly whenever I come on and make me feel happy? Let’s try it then. [exits and re-enters] I wasn’t happy with that. Let’s do it again. [repeats business] I’m much happier now.

CHORUS 1: I didn’t know you were a royal golfer, Willy.

WILLY: I said, gofor, not golfer.

CHORUS 2: I thought gophers were large American rats.

CHORUS 3: I think they’re called, groundhogs.

WILLY: No! Gofor, as in whenever their majesties want anything fetching, I go for it. Although the thing they want more than anything, I can’t get them.

CHORUS 4: And what’s that Willy?

WILLY: Princess Rapunzel, of course.

CHORUS 5: How long has she been gone?

WILLY: Almost eighteen years. And every year on her birthday, their majesties release a sky-lantern for every year she’s been gone.

HETTY: [singing off] ‘If you want my body, and you think I’m sexy…’

WILLY: That sounds like Nurse Hetty, although I use the term Nurse, advisedly. I once asked her how she drew blood and she said, ‘with a red crayon.’

CHORUS 6: [to Chorus] Let’s scarper in case she wants to practice on us.

Exit Chorus [SR]

WILLY: Isn’t it funny how we let doctors practice on us, but we wouldn’t allow an electrician to practice re-wiring our house.

Enter Nurse Hetty Hairspray [SL]

HETTY: [singing] ‘Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me…’ Hello boys and girls! I’m Nurse Hetty Hairspray, the royal nanny. I used to look after Princess Rapunzel before she was kidnapped by an evil witch named, Gothel. [elicit sympathy] It’s sadder than that!

WILLY: Where are you off to Hetty?

HETTY: I’m off to the gym. I work out daily to keep my body in shape.

WILLY: I can never work out what shape it’s meant to be.

HETTY: Same shape as always – perfect. I’d like your advice on something Willy.

WILLY: What is it Hetty?

HETTY: My Wii’s gone all funny, what do you suggest I do?

WILLY: I suggest you see a doctor.

HETTY: Do they fix computers on the NHS then?

WILLY: Oh, you mean your old Wii consul?

HETTY: Yes, I still enjoy getting my nunchuk out and giving it a good bash.

WILLY: I’ll pop round later and have a look at it Hetty.

HETTY: Thanks Willy, and afterwards perhaps you could look at my console. Speaking about the NHS. I was at the doctor’s yesterday, and it drove me mad listening to the same record playing over and over in the waiting room.

WILLY: I blame that new receptionist, she has a one-track mind. [laughs] One-track mind? Coincidently, I was also at the doctor’s yesterday. I said, ‘doctor I can’t stop my hands from shaking.’

HETTY: And what did he say?

WILLY: He said, do you drink a lot? And I said, no doctor I spill most of it.’[laughs]

HETTY: [to audience] You can see why he gave up being a jester, can’t you? Can I trust you with a little secret, Willy?

WILLY: Yes, Hetty. It’ll just be between me, you and Facebook.

HETTY: Well, just tell this Facebook person not to breathe a word to anybody.

WILLY: What’s the secret then?

HETTY: I fancy somebody like mad, but I’m too shy to tell them how I feel about them.

WILLY: What happened to that Dutchman you were going out with?

HETTY: You mean Vincent Van Pump, the man who invented inflatable shoes?

WILLY: That’s him.

HETTY: He died in a freak accident.

WILLY: Oh dear, what happened?

HETTY: He stepped on a nail and popped his clogs.

WILLY: Have you ever been married, Hetty?

HETTY: Once, and my husband was a man of rare gifts. They were that rare I never saw any. He said, ‘I was a fool when I married you.’ I said, ‘I know but I was in love and didn’t notice.’ Eventually, I filed for divorce on the grounds of ill health.

WILLY: Ill health?

HETTY: I was sick of him. After the divorce we split the house – he got the outside. How do I go about winning my heart’s desire, Willy?

WILLY: It’s quite simple, Hetty. You must summon up the courage.

HETTY: [hoists bosom] Summon up the courage!

WILLY: Be strong.

HETTY: [strongman pose] Be strong!

WILLY: Be a man…I mean woman. Just be yourself.

HETTY: Be myself!

WILLY: Now, are you ready to seize the moment and just go for it?

HETTY: Ready and willing.

WILLY: Then strike whilst the iron’s hot.

HETTY: Hot! It’s positively volcanic!

WILLY: Go right up to them.

HETTY: [excited] Yes!

WILLY: Take them in your arms

HETTY: [more excited] Yes! Yes!

WILLY: And give them a big sloppy kiss.

HETTY: Ooooh! [grabs him in a clinch] Kiss me, Willy!

WILLY: [horrified] You were talking about me!?

HETTY: Yes! Marry me, and we’ll make beautiful music together.

WILLY: But I’m tone deaf!

HETTY: You just need a good tuning, and I have all the right tools.

WILLY: What do you think I am, a piano!?

HETTY: No, but life with me will certainly be grand.