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This year's Panto Script - Part 5
Aladdin & The Pirates
Brian Luff’s new version of Aladdin has Abanazer as an evil pirate captain. Apart from that, the plot has all the features you would expect: a beautiful princess, Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, two genies - and a penguin called Monty!
Plus, lots of funny gags and clever wordplays.
And pirates, ha-harr!
Set in Old Peking, the story centres around Widow Twankey and her son Aladdin who is in love with the Emperor’s daughter Princess Eugenie.
Meanwhile, evil pirate Captain Abanazer and his wicked crew trick Aladdin into helping them locate a magical lamp on Pirate Island. The Gene Genie who appears from the lamp sets out to help Captain Abanazer become the richest and most powerful man in the kingdom, kidnap the Princess and turn Aladdin’s dreams to dust.
Assisted by his friend Wishee Washee and their pet penguin Monty, Aladdin stumbles upon a powerful (if a little awkward) genie of his own who helps him stand up to his wicked uncle.
But can Aladdin defeat the pirates, win fame and fortune, marry the princess and live happily ever after?
The Snow Queen
Following the success of a certain animated movie which shall be nameless, Susan Mosley has written a sparkling and imaginative new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. It has typical pantomimic features: Principal Boy and Girl, Dame, evil villainess and not one but two comedy duos. Plus, a bunch of incompetent robbers - and a reindeer!
The script is funny, and comes complete with production notes, FX list and a recommended song list. For a sample script, click here.
In the kingdom of Andersland the Snow Queen kidnaps Prince Darius to punish the royal family for her banishment years before. Princess Anya and two servants attempt a bold rescue mission. The King, Queen and Clara the cook all set off in quick pursuit. When Anya meets the dashing Prince Olav, she happily accepts his offer of help. Three robbers are also persuaded to help to defeat the Snow Queen. At the Ice Palace the Snow Queen tries to freeze Darius’s heart with a splinter but the goodies prevail in the end - of course!