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The Dragon of Wantley

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

1m, 3f, 8m or f

ISBN: 9780573164187

Based on an English legend involving real people, this panto was beloved by Victorian audiences and has now been adapted for the 21st century by that master of pantomime - Norman Robbins. With vengeful fairies, knock-a-bout bailiffs, a romantic leading lady and a handsome Principal boy, plus the ou…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

Multiple scenes can be as simple or extravagant as finances allow

Act 1 with prologue and 5 scenes

Act 2 7 scenes

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, Reader's Theatre

Based on an English legend involving real people, this panto was beloved by Victorian audiences and has now been adapted for the 21st century by that master of pantomime - Norman Robbins. With vengeful fairies, knock-a-bout bailiffs, a romantic leading lady and a handsome Principal boy, plus the outrageous Dame, all the ingredients are here for a wonderful evening's entertainment!

First production 2010

To date there has been 7 productions including one in the USA

Characters

CASTING

1m, 3f, 8m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

The dame character can be played by male or female though male prefered (not female impersonator must be man in 'woman's clothing')

Squire (principal boy) preferably played by a woman

The dragon is optional - fully explained in script production notes

Chorus of villagers, servants, dancers etc can be of any age or gender

MAUXALINDA - vengeful fairy (F or M)

SIR WALTER DE WARTHOG (M)

RAGS & TATTERS ( M or F)

SQUIRE BENJAMIN MOORE (F)

GRANNY GUBBINS (M or F)

LADY JOAN (F)

VENDETTA (M or F)

JINGO (M or F)

RADISH - horse 2 people M or F

MOTHER SHIPTON (F)

MADGE MERRY (F)

OPTIONAL DRAGON

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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Nick ST-Francois 18/02/2015 10:32
Great Panto. Not your typical fairy tale story but still a funny play no less. Having a few more villains then a normal play is great for audience participation. and the gags go over well. Not a short play if you included all the songs and musical numbers but still a very entertaining evening.

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