by Dave Buchanan published 2002
Suitable for All Groups
All the ingredients of traditional pantomime and classic Western combined into one: saloon bar, sassy Dame, slapstick, shoot-outs, ghost town, Injun village, and even hosses! Plus, the dumbest bunch of outlaws that ever was, and probably Dave Buchanan's greatest ever panto villain - Black Bart McGraw.
Belle Starr's nephew Billy arrives in the town of Moose Creek to claim his inheritance - a claim to a gold mine. But Black Bart rides into town and shoots it up. He steals Billy's map and kidnaps his girl friend Annie Oaktree. Billy, Belle and Sheriff Roscoe T. Witt have a hilarious encounter with Geronimo, Big Chief of the Choctaws. Later they recover the map and go looking for gold in the ghost town of Tumbleweed. When Bart's brother Black Jack arrives on the noonday train bent on vengeance, the scene is set for the Final Showdown on Main Street.
Players: 3 Male, 3 Female, 7 M/F Parts
Cast: Roscoe T Witt, Belle Starr, Clyde, Skeeter, Mr Jinks, Anni Oaktree, Billy Starr, Black Bart McGraw, Bert, Sam, Big Al, Little Al, Geronimo, White Dove, Black Jack
Sets: 3 Main Sets
Period: 1870s, American Mid-West
Running Time: 2 hours
Notes: Production notes inc FX and musical numbers suggested.
Download Sample Script: Geronimo
If you are looking for something other than the usual fairy tale storylines, but with all the traditional pantomime elements, why not look to Geronimo!
Scene, February 2002
..appealing and refreshing.. Read it! It's a hell of a challenge.. I predict that Mr Buchanan has yet another winner on his hands!
Amateur Stage, June 2002
Just thought I would let you know that our "limited" production of "Geronimo!" was a huge success. The audiences loved it and many comments were made saying it was funnier and much more entertaining than any shows they had seen in the large theatres.
Gladys Bell, Saughtonhall United Reform Church, Edinburgh