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 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 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.

Music:

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

Style:

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

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Characters

Nurse Hetty Hairspray
Willie Widdle
Rapunzel
Gothel
Prince George
King
Queen
Ball
Socket
Fairy Well
Fairy Good
Fairy Nuff

Chorus/Minor roles

Sergeant Hawkeye
Soldiers; Villagers; Ghosts; Palace retinue, etc.

Music cue 1: Chorus. After song ends…

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

WILLY: (to audience) Hello 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. If only they’d laughed at my jokes instead. But I do miss hearing people cheer whenever I come on, and it makes me a bit sad. Do you think you could all cheer loudly whenever I come on, and make me feel happy again? Let’s try it then. (exits and re-enters) I wasn’t happy with that. Let’s do it again. (exits and re-enters) I’m much happier now.

CHORUS 1: I didn’t know you were a 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 in the world, I can’t get them.

CHORUS 4: And what’s that?

WILLY: Princess Rapunzel, of course.

CHORUS 5: How long has she been gone now?

WILLY: Almost eighteen years. And every year on her birthday, their majesties release sky-lanterns from the tallest palace tower. One for every year she’s been gone.

CHORUS 1: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Princess returned home this year?

HETTY: (singing off) ‘The hills are alive, with the sound of music…’

WILLY: That sounds like Nurse Hetty.

CHORUS 2: I’m off. Last time she sold us raffle tickets to win a meal for two with a famous celebrity.

CHORUS 3: It turned out she was the celebrity, and the winner paid the bill.

WILLY: What makes Hetty think she’s a celebrity?

CHORUS 4: She was once second understudy for Maria, in an amateur production of The Sound of Music.

WILLY: That doesn’t qualify her for celebrity status.

CHORUS 5: Try telling her that.

Exit Chorus (SR)

Enter Nurse Hetty Hairspray (SL) singing.

HETTY: ’Doe a deer, a female…’ Hello Willy! (to audience) And hello to you too. I’m Nurse Hetty Hairspray, the royal nanny. I used to look after Princess Rapunzel before she was taken away by an evil witch, called Gothel. (elicit sympathy) It’s sadder than that!

WILLY: Where are you off to Hetty?

HETTY: I’m off to the gym. Well, you don’t get a fantastic figure like mine by being a couch-potato, do you? I work out all the time to keep my body in shape.

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

HETTY: The same shape as always – perfect. By the way, I’d like your advice on something.

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?

WILLY: Oh, you mean your old Wii consul?

HETTY: What else?

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

HETTY: Wonderful! And afterwards, perhaps you could fix my Wii consul. Speaking of 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 seem to stop my hands from shaking.’

HETTY: And what did he say?

WILLY: He said, ‘do you drink a lot?’ 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 this secret then?

HETTY: I fancy somebody at the palace and want to ask them out, but I’m a bit shy.

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 the fella.

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: Yes, I was wed for almost twenty years. My husband was a man of rare gifts. They were that rare I never saw any. Although he did have one big asset. (to audience) Behave yourselves, this is a family show. But, despite his enormous – life insurance policy. I filed for divorce on the grounds of ill health.

WILLY: Ill health?

HETTY: I was sick of him. Anyway, I was wondering if you had any suggestions.

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 win your heart’s desire?

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, lover boy!

WILLY: (horrified) You were talking about me!?

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

WILLY: Sorry Hetty, 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 be grand.

WILLY: (gasping for breath) I feel faint!

HETTY: I’d better give you artificial recreation. (opens mouth wide)

WILLY: You mean, respiration? Recreation means having fun.

HETTY: I know what I mean.

WILLY: I can’t possibly marry you Hetty – not after what I’ve heard.

HETTY: (releasing him) What have you heard?

WILLY: That some stranger grabbed you outside…(name of local pub)…last Friday and started kissing you all over, and you never said a word.

HETTY: Mother always told never to talk to strangers. (grabs him) Now give us a kiss.

WILLY: (resisting) I’m sorry, but I must go and unblock the royal loo!

HETTY: Give me a kiss first.

WILLY: Okay Hetty – just close your eyes and pucker up.

Hetty shuts her eyes and puckers her lips. Willy takes the sink-plunger and places it over her mouth. Hetty opens her eyes and tries pulling it off (holds it in place and makes out it’s stuck)

WILLY: So long sucker! (exits at a run SR)

HETTY: (finally removes plunger) Just wait until I get my hand on him! I could’ve suffocated just then. (sniffs plunger) Pooh! It makes me sick to think where this thing’s been. I’d better go and disinfect my lips. Ta-ra then! (exits SR)

Music cue 2: Enter Ball and Socket (SL)

SOCKET: Hang on Ball!

BALL: (stops) What is it now, Socket?

SOCKET: Let me see that job-ad again.

BALL: (produces a piece of paper and hands it to Socket) Here you are.

SOCKET: (reads) Wanted. Two ruthless villains for interesting and varied work. Interviews will be held at Gothel Castle. Where did you find this ad?

BALL: On the Dark Web.

SOCKET: What’s that then?

BALL: It’s a secret internet for baddies. We’ll probably get paid in bitcoins.

SOCKET: I want paying in whole coins not bits of coins.

BALL: No, you idiot! Bitcoins are virtual currency!

SOCKET: You’re the idiot if you think I’m being paid in virtual money.

BALL: (spots audience) Eavesdroppers! You’d better forget everything you’ve just heard.

SOCKET: Righto.

BALL: Not you! (indicating audience) Them!

SOCKET: Oh, right. I wondered about that. Only, if I forget everything I’ve just heard. I won’t have a clue why I’m here, will I?

BALL: I sometimes wonder that myself.

SOCKET: Let’s hope nobody tries getting in ahead of us.

BALL: There are some dodgy-looking ones, Socket.

SOCKET: (pointing) Especially him.

BALL: (to audience) Are any of you lot villains?

SOCKET: I think we’ve got competition, Ball.

BALL: They can’t be villains in this show!

SOCKET: Why not?

BALL: They won’t know any of the lines.

SOCKET: We have lines?

BALL: Yes – it’s called, a script?

SOCKET: You learn something new every day, don’t you? What’s in the bag?

BALL: Hats.

SOCKET: Why are you bringing a load of hats to a job interview?

BALL: It’s all part of my cunning plan, to make sure we land this job.

SOCKET: How will hats help us land the job?

BALL: You know what they say, ‘if you want to get ahead, get a hat.’

SOCKET: But I’ve already got a head.

BALL: Then try using it occasionally. (pushing him off) Let’s go.

Exit Ball and Socket (SR)