by Robin Bailes published May 2011
Suitable for All Groups
Robin Bailes's latest offering has all the ingredients of great pantomime: humour, good characters, plot and of course his trademark song parodies.
The Forty Thieves and their devilish leader the Desert Wolf are terrorising Baghdad, and it's up to young Ali Baba and his ragtag Neighbourhood Watch to capture them. Ali hopes to win the hand of the beautiful Princess Behbi while hes at it, much to the disappointment of his best friend Margiana. But the source of the problem might be closer to home than Ali suspects; his Uncle Kasim is suspiciously wealthy, and he also has his eye on the Princess.
Players: 7 male 4 female 4 male or female
Ali Baba (PB), Kasim Baba (Alis villainous uncle), Margiana(PG), Caliph of Kabul, King of England, Emperor of China, Czar of all the Russias, Sultan of Baghdad, Mustapha (the Grand Vizier), Princess, Thieves: Mr Red, Miss Scarlet, Mr Pink, Mr Happy, Fatima (Dame).
Sets: In and around Baghdad
Running Time: Two hours
Notes: Production notes supplied
Download Sample Script: Ali Baba