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The Grand Old Duke of York

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

2m, 2f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 7m or f

ISBN: 9780573164231

Set on conventional lines with a bad tempered fairy, a good witch, knockabout scenes, but based on a less usual subject. The wicked Baron Snatcher and his henchmen overthrow the benign Grand Old Duke with the help of the wicked fairy Maleficent. But the Gypsy boy aided by good witch Old Mother Shipt…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

Various sets simple or extravagant

Act 1 has 5 scenes and Act 2 has 9

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, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre

Pantomime for 13 characters and chorus on convential lines with a bad tempered fairy, a good witch, knockabout scenes, reference to local names and so on, but based on a less usual subject

First production 1981

To date over 300 productions worldwide

Characters

CASTING

2m, 2f, 1boy(s), 1girl(s), 7m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Dame preferably played by man

Colin preferably played by woman

chorus can by any number, age or gender

BARON - M

MARTHA MUFFETT ( M or F)

JACK & JILL (M or F)

COLIN (F or M)

MOTHER SHIPTON (F)

TOMMY TUCKER (M or F)

PYE & PEAS (M or F)

MELODY (F)

GRAND OLD DUKE (M)

MALEFICENT (F or M)

GUARDIAN OF CAVE (M or F)

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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