Treasure Island The Panto

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Synopsis:

Henrietta Hawkins and her son Jim, obtain a treasure map courtesy of pirate  Billy Bones. But this lands them in trouble with Long John Silver and his cut-throat pirates. Henrietta and Jim escape and set sail in the Hispaniola to claim the treasure along with Jim’s sweetheart, Maggie Trelawney, Doctor Livesey

Unbeknownst to them, the pirates have managed to get hired as crew, and eventually take over the ship. The story concludes on Treasure Island, where they meet the demented Ben Gunn, a marooned sailor.

This panto follows Robert Louis Stevenson’s timetable of events faithfully, from the Benbow Inn to Bristol docks and then a sea voyage to Treasure Island.

Roles:

10 principals plus 4 small speaking roles for pirates, some cameo roles and a chorus.

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

JIM HAWKINS
HENRIETTA HAWKINS
SQUIRE TRELAWNEY
MAGGIE TRELAWNEY
DR LIVESEY
FOREAFT
CAPTAIN SMOLLETT
MR ARROW
LONG JOHN SILVER

SUPPORTING ROLES – CHORUS

Ben Gunn
Billy Bones
Hands
Morgan
Merry
Blind Pew
Sue
Sal
Chief Zumba
Dancers; Serving Girls; Sailors; Islanders; etc.

 

SCENE ONE

THE BENBOW INN

Music cue 1: Serving Girls. After song ends…Exit Serving Girls [SL]

Enter Henrietta [SR]

HENRIETTA: Hello folks! Welcome to The Admiral Benbow! If you’ve come for the karaoke, I’m afraid it’s been cancelled, but you can still have a little sing. Whenever you hear the pirate’s song fifteen men on a dead man’s chest! You can all join in and sing, yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Let’s have a practice then. Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest! Wonderful! My name’s Henrietta Hawkins and I’m a widow. [elicit sympathy] It’s sadder than that. I’d only been married a year when my husband’s ship sank with all hands, leaving me to bring up a child on my own. I then sank the insurance money into this pub, which I run with the help of my son Jim. But I’ve decided to stop selling spirits because I make more selling our strong homebrew. So, if you hear anybody say I’ll have a stiff one. I want you all to shout, not in here you won’t! Okay? I’m just off to ring Doctor Livesey about a personal matter. See you all later! [exits SL]

Enter Jim and Maggie arm-in-arm [SR]

JIM: You know how your father has forbidden us to see each other because I’m so poor, Maggie?

MAGGIE: Yes Jim, and it’s so unfair. Money shouldn’t matter where love is concerned.

JIM: I agree Maggie, but I think he’ll soon be changing his tune.

MAGGIE: Have you won the lottery Jim!?

JIM: No, but I’m hoping to become even richer than a lottery winner.

MAGGIE: But how, Jim?

JIM: I intend to go to sea and make my fortune, by finding treasure.

MAGGIE: Sunken treasure?

JIM: Sunken, lost, buried, lying about on the ground. Any kind of treasure, really.

MAGGIE: Wouldn’t it be safer trying to find it on land instead?

JIM: Don’t worry Maggie, ships are very safe these days.

MAGGIE: Didn’t your father die at sea?

JIM: Yes Maggie, but that was just a freak accident.

MAGGIE: What happened to him?

JIM: His ship sank.

MAGGIE: But doesn’t that happen often Jim?

JIM: No Maggie, ships usually only sink the once.

MAGGIE: Have you ever been to sea before Jim?

JIM: No, but I’m sure I’ll take to it like a fish to water.

MAGGIE: But if you’re at sea too long, then I’m scared we might drift apart.

JIM: That will never happen Maggie. You’ll always be my anchor in the sea of life.

MAGGIE: And you’ll always find safe a harbour in my port Jim. Music cue 2: Maggie and Jim. After song ends…Anyway, I’d better be getting home now, or father might come looking for me.

JIM: Okay Maggie, I’ll walk you to the bus stop.

MAGGIE: You can’t do that, Jim.

JIM: Why not?

MAGGIE: Because busses haven’t been invented yet.

JIM: The coach and horses stop then.

Exit Jim and Maggie [SL]

Enter Henrietta [SR]

HENRIETTA: I thought I heard Jim’s voice just now.

Enter Dr Livesey [SL]

DOCTOR: Good evening Mrs Hawkins.

HENRIETTA: Dr Livesey, how good of you to call at such short notice.

DOCTOR: Well, it did sound quite urgent. Now, what seems to be the trouble?

HENRIETTA: It’s a bit delicate, Doctor.

DOCTOR: [produces a tube of cream] Take this cream and rub it on the affected area.

HENRIETTA: It’s not that this time Doctor.

DOCTOR: Then what is it?

HENRIETTA: I’m considering getting remarried, but I don’t want any more kids. What method of birth control would you recommend?

DOCTOR: In your case, leaving the light on.

HENRIETTA: I’ll put yours out in a minute! [coughs roughly]

DOCTOR: Are you all right Mrs Hawkins?

HENRIETTA: It’s my chest Doctor, it’s terribly rough.

DOCTOR: I can see that.

HENRIETTA: Would you mind having a look at it for me?

DOCTOR: If I must, but I’ll need a drink first.

HENRIETTA: What would you like, Doctor?

DOCTOR: I’ll have a stiff one.

HENRIETTA: [leads audience] Not in here you won’t!

DOCTOR: [produces a stethoscope] On second thoughts, forget the drink. I want to get this over with quickly. [listening to her chest] Mmm…ooh…aah!

HENRIETTA: [worried] What is it Doctor Livesey?

DOCTOR: Beg pardon?

HENRIETTA: [shouts into end of stethoscope] What is it!?

DOCTOR: Aaaah! You could’ve done me a nasty injury just then, Mrs Hawkins!

HENRIETTA: There’s still time. Now, what did you hear?

DOCTOR: It’s a sort of regular, bom-bom…bom-bom…bom-bom.

HENRIETTA: That’s my heart, you fool!

DOCTOR: I’ve always wondered what that sound was. Close your eyes. [she does and he holds a spotted handkerchief in front of her face] What do you see?

HENRIETTA: Nothing.

DOCTOR: Open them again. [she does] Now, what do you see?

HENRIETTA: Spots.

DOCTOR: [shouts] Do you suffer from headaches!?

HENRIETTA: [holding her head] Well, I do now!

DOCTOR: [spins her round several times] How do you feel Mrs Hawkins?

HENRIETTA: [wavers] Dizzy.

DOCTOR: Spots before the eyes, headaches, and dizziness? It’s just as I suspected.

HENRIETTA: What is it Doctor Livesey?

DOCTOR: You’re run down.

HENRIETTA: I knew I’d been working too hard. What do you suggest, Doctor?

DOCTOR: I suggest a nice long sea voyage. The longer the better.

HENRIETTA: Oooh! I’ve always fancied a nice long sea cruise on the sea.