Snow White Version 2 (Perusal)

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Synopsis:

Snow White has been raised by Aunt Gertie, after being found abandoned on her greengrocer’s shop doorstep. Neither of them know Snow White’s true royal identity. However, when the jealous Queen Asphyxia discovers that Snow White is still alive, she enlists the help of three villains to kidnap and dispose of her. But they reckon without Gertie, a dashing Prince and a gorilla. A traditional panto packed with jokes, gags and comedy routines.

Roles:

10 principals plus 2 smaller roles 7 Dwarfs a gorilla and a chorus with some 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

Aunt Gertie
Snow White
Jimmy Jester
Marsha Mallow
Queen Asphyxia
Slick
Sly
Shifty
Prince Sebastian
Marcus
Magic Mirror

The Seven Dwarfs
Smiler
Sniffy
Dippy
Snoozy
Brainy
Grouchy
Pops

Chorus/Minor roles

Silas Long
Gorilla; Page; Villagers; etc.

Scene One

The Village of Folly-on-the-Wold

Gertie’s Greengrocer’s shop with a practical door is (USR) a fruit and veg stall is outside. Music cue 2: Marsha and Chorus. After song ends…

JIMMY: (off) Marsha! Marsha!

CHORUS 1: It sounds like your boyfriend’s looking for you, Marsha.

MARSHA: Quick, hide me!

CHORUS 2: Why?

MARSHA: I think he might be after something.

CHORUS 3: If he hasn’t found it by now Marsha, he never will.

Chorus laugh.

MARSHA: He asked me to help clean out his ferrets earlier, but I can’t stand the things.

CHORUS 4: (looking SL) Here he comes now!

MARSHA: Don’t let him see me!

CHORUS 1: Hide behind us, Marsha.

Marsha kneels on the floor behind them with her face buried in her lap.

Enter Jimmy (SL) he cranes his neck looking for Marsha.

JIMMY: Has anybody seen Marsha?

CHORUS 2: What do you want her for Jimmy?

JIMMY: I’ve got something to show her.

CHORUS 3: What is it, Jimmy?

JIMMY: I’m not telling you lot!

CHORUS 4: Don’t be shy Jimmy.

CHORUS 1: You can show it to us.

CHORUS 2: Yes Jimmy, show us what you’ve got.

JIMMY: Okay, close your eyes then.

Chorus shut their eyes, nudging each other and giggling. Jimmy takes a ferret from his pocket. The ferret is attached offstage by fishing-line.

You can look now.

CHORUS: (open their eyes and scream) Aaaah! (exit at a run SR)

Marsha is still crouched on the floor.

JIMMY: (stuffs ferret back in his pocket) What are you doing down there, Marsha?

MARSHA: (stands) Jimmy Jester! What are you doing frightening the daylights out of everybody?

JIMMY: I was just showing them my furry little friend.

MARSHA: What furry little friend?

JIMMY: The one I keep in my trousers.

MARSHA: I beg your pardon!?

JIMMY: Little Willie.

MARSHA: (shocked) Jimmy Jester!

JIMMY: No! Little Willie, my pet ferret. (takes ferret out) Look!

MARSHA: (horrified) Oooh! Put it away! Put it away!

JIMMY: All right Marsha, keep your hair on! Off you go Willie – straight home mind. Music cue 3: (ferret is yanked offstage – Jimmy peers out) ‘Ere, Marsha. Who are all those people?

MARSHA: That’s the audience, Jimmy.

JIMMY: What are they doing here?

MARSHA: They’ve come to watch us perform.

JIMMY: I bet they wouldn’t like us watching while they perform.

MARSHA: Don’t talk silly, Jimmy. Let’s say hello to them.

JIMMY: Okay then. (to audience) Hello everybody I’m Jimmy Jester!

MARSHA: And I’m Marsha Mallow.

JIMMY: She has a soft spot for me. (laughs) Get it? Marsha Mallow? Soft spot?

MARSHA: (clips him) You’ll get a sore spot if you keep making fun of my name, Jimmy.

JIMMY: (to audience) I think she needs softening up a bit. I’ll tell her a joke. Knock, knock, Marsha.

MARSHA: Who’s there?

JIMMY: Butch.

MARSHA: Butch who?

JIMMY: Butch your arms around me and give us a kiss. (grabs and tries kissing her)

Enter Gertie (SL) holding two large melons in front of her chest.

GERTIE: Jimmy Jester! You, lazy excuse for a shop worker! Didn’t you hear me shouting you earlier?

JIMMY: Yes, Gertie.

GERTIE: Then why didn’t you answer me?

JIMMY: You’ve always told me never to answer you back.

GERTIE: Idiot! Hurry up and grab hold of my melons.

MARSHA: And that’s the best offer you’re going to get today, Jimmy.

Jimmy takes the melons and places them on the stall.

GERTIE: Remind me to get my…(posh accent)…mange tout out later, Jimmy.

JIMMY: What’s with the posh talk all of a sudden? Last week, it was mangey toot!

GERTIE: One can’t talk common when one runs a high-class delicatessen…(pronounce delicate-arsen)…can one?

MARSHA: I thought you ran a greengrocer’s, Gertie.

GERTIE: I’m going upmarket and I’ve stocked up with exotic foods from around the world.

JIMMY: I wondered what that funny smell was.

GERTIE: That’ll be my Italian smoked duck. It’s cured you know.

JIMMY: I didn’t even know it was ill.

Enter Snow White from the shop.

S WHITE: Good morning everybody!

MARSHA: Did you know your Aunt Gertie was going up-market, Snow White?

S WHITE: Yes, but she didn’t say why.

GERTIE: It’s because the bottom’s fallen out of the fruit and veg trade.

S WHITE: I did notice business was a bit slack lately.

GERTIE: Slack!? It’s slacker than Jimmy’s work rate, and that’s saying something. It’s not easy running a business on my own. I could do with a man about the place.

JIMMY: What about me Gertie? I’m a man about the place.

GERTIE: I meant a real man, like my late husband Billy. He used to say to me, Gertie, you’re the salt of the earth, you are. Then he’d throw me over his shoulder for luck. Oh, but he was tight-fisted. On our wedding anniversary, I said I wanted taking somewhere expensive, so he took me to a petrol station. Billy was a keen gardener and was always poking around my allotment with his little dibber. Then one day, he went down to pick out a nice cauliflower for Sunday lunch, when tragedy struck. (takes out a hanky)

MARSHA: What happened, Gertie?

GERTIE: He dropped down dead. (stuffs hanky in mouth to stifle a cry)

MARSHA: How awful! Whatever did you do?

JIMMY: Let me guess. You opened a tin of peas instead? (laughs)

GERTIE: (snaps) No, I didn’t!

MARSHA: That wasn’t funny, Jimmy.

JIMMY: Don’t blame me Marsha, I didn’t write this stuff.

GERTIE: I was all out of peas and opened a tin of carrots instead.

JIMMY: Oh, well that makes all the difference. I’m a keen gardener myself actually.

MARSHA: Really, Jimmy?

JIMMY: Yes, everybody says I have green fingers.

GERTIE: Only because you keep shoving them up your nose.

S WHITE: Is it okay if I go for a walk in the woods Aunt Gertie?

GERTIE: Certainly not! You might get lost.

S WHITE: Please auntie. I won’t go far, I promise.

GERTIE: Oh, very well then. But don’t be too long, or I’ll start to worry.

S WHITE: I won’t, auntie. Bye! (kisses her cheek and skips off SL)

JIMMY: I wouldn’t mind a little stroll in the woods myself. Do you fancy it, Marsha?

MARSHA: (taking his arm) Yes please, Jimmy!

GERTIE: I’ll bet you do. Get inside the shop the pair of you.

JIMMY: But Marsha doesn’t work in your shop Gertie.

GERTIE: Neither do you most of the time.

MARSHA: I don’t mind helping out, Jimmy. At least we’ll be together.

Exit Jimmy and Marsha into the shop, giggling like naughty schoolkids.

Enter Chorus (SR)

CHORUS 3: Is it true you’ve opened a deli-counter, Gertie?

GERTIE: Yes, and it’s full of choice continental comestibles.

CHORUS 4: Do you have any free samples?

GERTIE: Yes, come inside and have a nibble on my chorizo. (ushers them inside)

Exit Gertie and Chorus into the shop.