Snow White Version 2

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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 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

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

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Silas (non-speaking)
Gorilla
Page
Dancers; Villagers; Palace Guests; 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 probably never will.

Chorus laugh.

MARSHA: He wanted to show me his ferret earlier, but I can’t stand them.

CHORUS 4: [looking SL] Here comes Jimmy 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]

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.

CHORUS 4: Don’t be shy Jimmy, you can show it to us.

JIMMY: Only if you promise not to scream.

CHORUS: We promise!

JIMMY: Close your eyes then.

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

JIMMY: All right, you can look now.

CHORUS: [open eyes and scream] Aaaah! [exit at a run SR]

Marsha’s 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 living 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: Jimmy Jester!

JIMMY: Little Willie, my pet ferret. [takes ferret out] See?

MARSHA: 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 these people?

MARSHA: They’re 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 performed.

MARSHA: Behave yourself Jimmy, and 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: You’ll get a sore spot if you keep making fun of my name, Jimmy.

JIMMY: Knock, knock, Marsha.

MARSHA: Who’s there?

JIMMY: Butch.

MARSHA: Butch who?

JIMMY: Butch your arms around me and give us a kiss. [hugs her]

Enter Gertie [SL] holding two large melons against 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: Hurry up and grab hold of my large melons.

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

Jimmy takes 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]

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. [laughs]

Enter Snow White from shop.

S WHITE: Good morning everyone!

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

S WHITE: No, I didn’t. Why’s that then auntie?

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

S WHITE: I did notice that business had been a bit slack lately.

GERTIE: It’s slacker than Jimmy’s work rate, and that’s saying something. It’s not easy running a business on my own though, 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.’ And then he’d throw me over his shoulder for good luck. Oh, but he was tight-fisted though. On our wedding anniversary, I asked him to take me somewhere expensive, so he took me to a petrol station. He was a very keen gardener, and was always poking about my allotment, with his little dibber. Then one day, he went down to pick a nice cauliflower for Sunday lunch, when tragedy struck.

MARSHA: What happened, Gertie?

GERTIE: He dropped down dead. [bites her first]

MARSHA: How awful! Whatever did you do?

JIMMY: Let me guess, you opened a tin of peas instead? [laughs]