Beauty is Fled

by  Paul Vincent Carroll

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 2f, 2m or f, 8boy(s) or girl(s)

A short family friendly play

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Beauty is Fled

by  Paul Vincent Carroll

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 2m or f, 8boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Hans the toymaker is about to be turned out of his workshop by the landlord, who wants to let the property to an Arms maker. A tired wanderer, complaining that he is unable to sleep and with no money turns up at the toymakers door and is offered shelter, food and a place to sleep for the night. As the Wanderer is left alone in the workshop, the Toymaker's life size dolls come to life and sing a magical lullaby, enabling the man to finally get some sleep. The next day sees visitors to the town proclaiming that the king has lost his memory from lack of sleep and has gone missing. The Wanderer awakens and fully restored is discovered to be the missing King. A firm friendship forms between the King and the Toymaker and his home is saved.
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License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The ancient workshop of Hans Ericcson, in a lonely valley in Europe.
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes


4m, 2f, 2m or f, 8boy(s) or girl(s)

Hans Ericcson - an old Toymaker

Dame Ericcson - his wife

Herr Hachenbloch - a landlord

Edwin - a Wanderer

Tavinstock - An officer of the King

Two Guards

Eight Life-Size Dolls - children of about 8 years old

A Red-Haired Woman

Silent People

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras


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