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Hickory Dickory Dock

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

2m, 5f, 9m or f

ISBN: 9780573064609

Penniless Dame Foxtrot doesn't know her old Grandfather Clock is a magical possession. Years ago the Fairy Queen locked into it the wicked Black Imp who menaced Fairyland. If the clock ever struck One the Imp would be freed, to the Queen took away the key. But the wicked Wizard steals the key, frees…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

120 minutes (2 hours)

Settings Of Play -

Multiple sets can be simple or elaborate dependent on wishes of company

Act 1 has 7 scenes

Act 2 has 8 scenes including the Finale

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

Penniless Dame Foxtrot doesn't know her old Grandfather Clock is a magical possession. Years ago the Fairy Queen locked into it the wicked Black Imp who menaced Fairyland. If the clock ever struck One the Imp would be freed, to the Queen took away the key. But the wicked Wizard steals the key, frees the Imp, and seeks to destroy Fairyland by using him to get the magic Jewel of Miracles. All is set for a terrific battle between the "goodies' and the "bad dies'. But after riotous adventures, good triumphs, and everyone lives happily ever after.

"Full of colour movement and hilarity" - Pontefract & Castleford Express

"If we had known it was going to be so popular we would have arranged extra performances" Adur Herald - Shoreham-by-Sea

First productions 1979

To date over 400 productions worldwide

Characters

CASTING

2m, 5f, 9m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Dame preferably played by a man but not as a female impersonator with high pitched voice

David preferably played by a woman (principal boy character)

The fairies and pixie could be played by children.

Chorus of townsfolk, servants,etc: are of any age and gender

Junior chorus for mice, elves, pixies etc: usually the younger children of smaller stature

DAME (M or F)

MARY (F)

WILLIE WINKIE (M or F)

DAVID (F or M)

BARON (M)

HERBERT (M or F)

SLAP & TICKLE (M or F)

WIZARD (M of F)

SPRITE (F or M)

BLACK IMP (M or F)

FAIRY QUEEN (F)

KING NEPTUNE (M)

ROSE, IRIS, DEWDROP (Fairies) (F)

PIXIE (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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