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Sing a Song of Sixpence - Full Length Play, Pantomime

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

4m, 5f, 7m or f

ISBN: 9780573064586

"The audience loves it . . . Everything about it." - Des Moines Register

The play is a pantomine on conventional lines with a dame, wicked witch, good fairy, haunted bedroom, and knock about scenes, contemporary songs to choice, references to local names, etc., but based on the less usual story of the four and twenty blac…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

Multiple sets can be as simple or extravagant as finances allow

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Sing a Song of Sixpence is a pantomime on convential lines with a dame, wicked witch, good fairy, haunted bedroom, and knockabout scenes, contemporay songs to choice, references to local names etc., but based on the less usual story of the four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.

"The audience loves it . . . Everything about it." - Des Moines Register

"Norman Robbins's story ingeniously incorporates all the elements of the titular nursery rhyme into a wittily updated fairytale where the ranks of good triumph, although they include gld-digging royalty and flaky fairies" - British American Theatre Alliance Equity showcase Dec 2002

"The laugh a minute pantomime is based on the children's nursery rhyme and comes complete with slapstick comedy and plenty of banter" - Biggleswade Chronicle  January 2012

 

First productions in 1978

One of the first pantomimes produced in America for many years.

To date nearly 600 productions worldwide

 

Characters

CASTING

4m, 5f, 7m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Both Queen Dilly and Dame Durdon preferably played by men - but not female impersonators, though Dilly would be the slightly more 'glamorous'

Prince preferably played by a woman (principal boy character)

Chorus of townspeople, cooks, guests, blackbirds etc. can be any number, age, or gender

COURT CHAMBERLAIN (M)

QUEEN DILLY (M or F)

PRINCE (F or M)

PRINCESS (F)

SIMPLE SIMON (M or F)

DAME DURDON (M or F)

WITCH WATT (F or M)

FAIRY GOSSAMER (F)

FLIP & FLOP (M or F)

KING FERDINAND (M)

LUCY (F)

ZORIKA (F)

OLD MEG (F)

ROLLO (M)

SQUINT (M)

Author
Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operettas, Musical Comedies, Oratorios, Plays and Pantomimes. A keen amateur actor and ... view full profile

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