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The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Pantomime

4m, 3f, 6m or f

ISBN: 9780573164361

Dame Dallymore's orphanage is in peril. She has been unable to pay the rent for ten years, so the cruel Squire wants to make her - and all the orphans - homeless. Just when the situation seems dire, it gets worse, for a Giant treads on the orphanage and smashes it to smithereens! Mother Goose mak…

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Description

Full Length Play

Pantomime

Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales

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, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Dame Dallymore's orphanage is in peril. She has been unable to pay the rent for ten years, so the cruel Squire wants to make her - and all the orphans - homeless. Just when the situation seems dire, it gets worse, for a Giant treads on the orphanage and smashes it to smithereens! Mother Goose makes the shoe into a home for the orphans and all looks fine - but then the Giant comes back for his shoe and accidentally carries off Princess Marigold, girlfriend to the Dame's son Corydon. Everything works out in the end, but not before all sorts of amusing adventures have beset the loveable and hilarious characters in this lively new pantomime that combines tradition with originality in the time-honoured Norman Robbins style.

First performances in 2004

To date over 50 performances nationally

Characters

CASTING

4m, 3f, 6m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Flexible casting

CASTING NOTES

Dame preferably man - but not female impersonator

Corydon preferably a woman (principal boy character)

Chorus of villagers, children, tourists coan be of any number age or gender

CALUMNIA (F or M)

MOTHER GOOSE (F)

SQUIRE (M)

BOY BLUE (M)

BO-PEEP (F)

WRACK & RUIN (M or F)

CORYDON (F or M)

DAME (M or F)

PRINCESS (F)

GIGGLES (M or F)

KING (M)

TAPIOCA (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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