Rapunzel A Tangled Panto

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Synopsis:

Rapunzel has been kept locked up in a tower for almost eighteen years by witch Gothel, who she believes is her mother. But her real parents, the King and Queen, 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 that’s she’s been gone. Back at the tower, 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 approx 120 minutes, assuming that you use the full number of suggested musical numbers and not including any interval. But this is very dependent on your own production and can be edited by yourselves to suit.

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.

Free Sample

Characters

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

Chorus/Minor roles

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

Scene One

The Village Of Bouffant


Villagers are discovered onstage. Music cue 1: Villagers. After song ends…(all gather in groups and chat)

Willie runs on (SL) He has a sink-plunger sticking out of his back pocket.

Willie

(to audience) Hello everybody and welcome to the village of Bouffant! I’m Willie, the royal gofer. I used to be the royal jester, but I gave it up because everybody kept laughing at me. But I got so used to people cheering whenever I came on, that it makes me sad when it doesn’t happen now. Do you think you could all cheer really loudly whenever I come on, and make me feel happy again? (audience respond) Let’s try it then. (exits and re-enters) Brilliant!

Villager 1

I didn’t know you were a golfer, Willie.

Willie

I said, ‘gofor’, not ‘golfer’!

Villager 2
I thought gophers were large American rats.

Villager 3

I think they’re called ‘groundhogs’.

Willie

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.

Villager 4

And what’s that?

Willie

Why Princess Rapunzel of course.

Villager 5

Gosh, I’d almost forgotten about the Princess. How long has she been gone now?

Willie

Almost eighteen years. And every year on her birthday, their majesties go to the tallest tower in the palace and release one sky-lantern for every year she’s been gone.

Villager 1

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

Hetty

(singing off) #The hills are alive…#

Willie

That sounds like Nurse Hetty.

Villager 2

I’m off! The last time we bumped into her, she made us all buy raffle tickets to win a meal for two with a famous celebrity, at…(local posh restaurant).

Villager 3

What she didn’t say, was that she was the celebrity and the winner paid the bill.

Willie

What makes Hetty think she’s a celebrity?

Villager 4

She once understudied Maria, in an amateur production of The Sound of Music.

Willie

That doesn’t qualify her for celebrity status.

Villager 5

Try telling her that. (to Villagers) Let’s scarper.

Villagers exit (SR)

Nurse Hetty Hairspray enters (SL) singing.

Hetty

#Doe a deer, a female…# (spots Willie) Hello Willie! (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 from us by an evil witch called ‘Gothel’. (elicit audience sympathy) It’s sadder than that! (audience respond) Actually you’re lucky to catch me, because I’m just on my way to the gym. Well you don’t get a fantastic figure like mine by being a couch-potato. I work out all the time to keep my body in shape.

Willie

(aside to audience) I can never work out what shape it’s meant to be.

Hetty

Actually Willie, I’d like your advice about something.

Willie

What is it, Hetty?

Hetty

My Wii’s gone all funny. What do you suggest I do?

Willie

I suggest you see a doctor.

Hetty

Do they fix computers on the NHS, then?

Willie

(suddenly realises) Oh, you mean your Wii consul?

Hetty

What else?

Willie

I’ll pop round later and take a look at it.

Hetty

Wonderful! And afterwards, perhaps you could fix my consul. Speaking of doctors. I was there yesterday, and it drove me mad listening to the same song playing over and over, in the waiting room.

Willie

I blame that new receptionist. She’s got a one track mind. (laughs) A ‘one track’ mind? Funnily enough, I was also at the doctor’s recently. I said, ‘doctor, one minute I think I’m Mickey Mouse and the next I think I’m Donald Duck’.

Hetty

And what did he say?

Willie

He said ‘how long have you been having these Disney spells’? (laughs) Get it? ‘Disney’ spells?

Hetty

(to audience) You can see why he gave up being a jester, can’t you? (to Willie) Can I trust you with a little secret, Willie?


Willie

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.

Willie

So what’s this secret, then?

Hetty

I fancy someone at the palace, and want to ask them out. But I never know what to say.

Willie

What happened to that Dutchman you were going out with?

Hetty

You mean ‘Vincent Van Pump’, the man who invented inflatable shoes?

Willie

That’s the fella.

Hetty

He died in a freak accident. (sniffs emotionally)

Willie

Oh, dear. What happened?

Hetty

He stepped on a nail and popped his clogs. (to audience) Think about it.

Willie

Have you ever been married, Hetty?

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

Willie

Ill health?

Hetty

Yes. I was sick of him. Anyway, I was wondering if you had any chat up tips.

Willie

It’s quite simple, really. You just have to summon up the courage.

Hetty

(hoisting her chest) Summon up the courage!

Willie

Be strong.

Hetty

(strongman stance) Be strong!

Willie

Be a man…I mean a ‘woman’. Just be yourself.

Hetty

Be myself!

Willie

Now, are you ready to win your heart’s desire?

Hetty

Ready and willing.

Willie

Then strike whilst the iron’s hot.

Hetty

Hot!? It’s positively volcanic!

Willie

Go right up to them.

Hetty

Yes!

Willie

Take them in your arms

Hetty

(getting more excited) Yes! Yes!

Willie

And give them a big sloppy kiss.

Hetty

(can no longer control herself) Ooohh! (grabs him in a clinch) Kiss me, lover-boy!

Willie

(horrified) You were talking about me!?

Hetty

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

Willie

(struggling) Sorry, but I’m tone deaf.

Hetty
You just need a good tuning. (knowingly) And I have all the right tools.

Willie

What do you think I am? A piano?

Hetty

No, but life with me will certainly be ‘grand’.

Willie

(gasping for breath) I feel faint!

Hetty

I’ll better give you artificial recreation. (opens her mouth wide)

Willie

I think you mean ‘respiration’. Recreation means having fun

Hetty
(knowingly) I know what I mean.

Willie

I’m sorry Hetty, but I can’t possibly marry you. Not after the things I’ve heard.

Hetty

(releasing him) What have you heard?

Willie

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

Hetty

Well of course I didn’t. Mother always told me never to talk to strangers. (tries grabbing him again) Now give us a kiss.

Willie

(evading her) Sorry, but I really must go. I have to unblock the royal loo.

Hetty

(grabs him again) Give me a kiss first.

Willie

Okay! Okay! (pushing her off) Now close your eyes and pucker up.

Hetty stands with eyes closed, lips puckered and arms out. Willie takes the sink-plunger and pushes it over her mouth. Hetty opens her eyes and tries pulling it from her face (holds it in place and makes out that it’s stuck)

Willie

(laughing to audience) Look boys and girls! A Dalek!

Hetty

(pulls plunger off her face) And you’re about to be exterminated!

Willie

(pointing behind her) Lookout, it’s the Doctor!

Hetty

Who? (turns)

Willie

Correct! (turns and runs off SR)

Hetty

(turns back) Ooohh! Just wait ‘til I get my hand on him! I could have suffocated just then. (sniffs the plunger) Pooh! It makes me sick to think where this thing’s been. I’d better return to the palace and disinfect my lips. (waves to audience) Ta-ra kids! (exits SR)

Music cue 2: Ball and Socket enter (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) See? ‘Wanted. Two ruthless villains for varied work. Interviews are being held in the upstairs room of…(name of local pub)’.

Socket

Where did you get that ad?

Ball

Off the Dark Web.

Socket

What’s that then?

Ball

It’s an alternative internet for baddies. We’ll probably get paid in bitcoins.

Socket

I want paying in whole coins, not bits of coins.

Ball
‘Bitcoins’ are virtual currency, you idiot!

Socket

You’re the idiot, if you think I’m willing to be paid in virtual money.

Ball

(spots audience and exclaims) Eavesdroppers! (warning audience) You’d better forget everything you’ve just heard.

Socket

Right’o.

Ball

Not you! (pointing at 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.

Ball

I sometimes wonder that myself. I just hope none of them try sneaking in ahead of us.

Socket

Do you think there might be some villains amongst them, then?

Ball

Well I’ve noticed several dodgy-looking ones, for a start.

Socket

I’ll just ask them. (to audience) Are any of you lot villains? (audience respond and he turns to Ball) I think we might have some competition.

Ball

Well they can’t be villains in this show.

Socket

Why not?

Ball

Because they won’t know any of the lines.

Socket

We have lines?

Ball

Yes! It’s called a script?

Socket

(to audience) You learn something new every day, don’t you? (pointing at the bag) What’s in the bag?

Ball

Hats. (holds up the bag) They’re part of my cunning plan to make sure we get this job.

Socket

How will hats help us land the job?

Ball

Well you know what they say. ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’.

Socket

But I’ve already got a head.

Ball

Well try using it once in a while. Now let’s go. (pushes him off SR and follows)