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Aladdin [Short Version] by Geoff Bamber
Published: 18 September 2005

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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. Chorus. There is a lot of flexibility available in the casting: it would be possible, for example, to play Aladdin as a pantomime principal boy (played by F) and Widow Twankey as a Dame (played by M).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort pantomime (generally, but not exclusively, intended to be played by children). Single set (as simple or complex as you wish). Few props.
SynopsisThe Emperor has arranged the marriage of his daughter, Yasmin, to the son of the Grand Vizier. However, Princess Yasmin, Aladdin and the Genie of the Lamp have other ideas.
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Aladdin [Version 10] by Rachel Harries
Published: 10 August 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for 10 songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn Aladdin pantomime written for a girl's school, though easily adaptable for a mix gender cast.
SynopsisA new look at the old favourite, intended for an all female cast. Aladdin must defeat the wicked villainess Abanazia with the aid of a magic lamp from the cave of treasures.
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Babes in the Wood [Short Version] by Geoff Bamber
Published: 4 August 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. The chorus (Captain Sprague's crew) is optional. There are nominally four police constables, but these could be increased or decreased in number.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere are opportunities for songs and dances, but no specific songs suggested in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy (somewhere near an English pantomime, but not exactly that!) for kids. Nominally 5 locations, but no set requirements, so could be performed without set changes.
SynopsisWhen prosperous businessman Edwin Merryweather is mysteriously lost at sea together with his wife, Constance, their two children, Lizzie and Tizzy, are placed in the care of their Aunt Lydia and her new husband, Lemuel Viper.
Viper has his sights set on the Merryweather fortune but he cannot get his hands on that while Lizzie and Tizzy are alive. He hatches a plot to have the girls done to death in Spooky Wood but the ineptitude of the hired killers, the interference of a posse of belligerent elves and the appearance a rather sinister old lady ensure that his plans do not run smoothly.
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Cinders by Geoff Bamber
Published: 8 June 2003

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  Performance by East Leake Amateur Players (Juniors) won the best play award at Notts and Nottingham Drama Association youth festival 2018.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. The ugly sisters could be played male or female. The Prince is assumed to be played male, but could be played female as a Principal Boy.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOpportunities for music at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleJokey, knowing telling of the familiar story, with entertaining plot twists and strong characterisation. Not strictly a pantomime, but can be played as one. Written to be played by children but appeals to all ages.
SynopsisSelf-obsessed prince meets upwardly-mobile kitchen maid, bent on escaping from dreadful relatives. Cinderella has a ball and the plot has a twist.
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Hansel and Gretel by Sally Gander
Published: 31 July 2006

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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. Includes a pantomime dame (usually, but not necessarily played by a man), but doesn't have a formal 'principal boy' role. The chorus includes sniggering goblins and a pantomime owl!
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOpportunities for music at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort British Pantomime, suitable for performance by children or adults. (Technically a two-act play, because there are two acts, but classified as a one-act, because it's not long enough to need an interval!)
SynopsisA few unconventional twists to the Grimm brothers' tale. The witch wants an extention for her cottage. Enter the odd job men, Short and Sweet. (Given that it's a gingerbread cottage, this is a really odd job.) Meanwhile, Hansel and Gretel have got lost in the woods (by following an escaped cake!) and their mother (Dame Betty Knott) is going frantic.
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Hood by Geoff Bamber
Published: 17 December 2002
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!] Plus additional time for songs and dances.
MusicProduction notes list recommended songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleNot a true British Pantomime (lacks, for example, the ritual audience participation and pantomime dame), but contains many of the ingredients - plenty of jokes and extravagant characters.
SynopsisThe Sheriff of Nottingham has taken over Loxley Manor and plans to marry Marian. Prince John is coming to the wedding, together with his personal assistant and a passing bishop. Robin Hood assembles his Merry Men but with unexpected plans.
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Jack and his Amazing Multi-Coloured Beanstalk by Geoff Bamber
Published: 15 October 2004

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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Though it is not specified in the script, Jack's Mother could be played by a Male (as a pantomime dame) and Jack could be played by a Female (as a panto principal boy). Cast includes a pantomime cow.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple English pantomime. Simple sets. Lots of strong characters, lots of comedy.
SynopsisJack's family are so poor that they must sell their treasured cow. Unfortunately they entrust the job to Jack, whose profit is a handful of beans. The result is a beanstalk and an attempt to rescue the kidnapped princess.
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Jo White and the Seven by Anne Bourke
Published: 6 November 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 62 minutes. [Estimated!]
Music7 songs, which can be performed at specified points in the play, are suggested in the producer's script, 5 of which have amended lyrics. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act panto with minimal set requirements, suitable for young performers.
SynopsisIn this present-day update of Snow White in panto style, young and beautiful Jo White escapes the threat of her wicked stepmother to find sanctuary with boy band The Seven. Helping them to victory, she also finds true love and a happy ending.
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The King of Spain's Treasure by Geoff Bamber
Published: 14 September 2003

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  Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing arts won the Syd Mence Trophy at the Wilmslow Guild One Act Play Festival may 2011 (for being 'a piece of magic'!)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLoosely based on Treasure Island - so loosely that Robert Louis Stevenson is probably spinning in his grave. Jokes and puns and a new take on an old story. Not strictly a pantomime, but might be played as one.
SynopsisJim Hawkins, now in possession of the tattered map of a distant tropical island, sees a life of adventure and great riches beckoning but, as the story unfolds, he realises that he is not the only one with an interest in the treasure.
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Mother Goose [Short Version] by Geoff Bamber
Published: 22 November 2006
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. Lots of flexibility in the numbers and the gender distribution!
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNo music specified in the script. Songs could be added at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort English pantomime for kids - strong characters, comedy, simple sets and props.
SynopsisPoor Mrs Elsie Goose is an all-round good sort, kind and generous to all even though she is as poor as a church mouse. Unfortunately pure goodness of spirit cannot pay Squire Tightfist's rent and so eviction stares her in the face. Help is at hand in the form of the Good Fairy who recognises Mrs Goose's selfless qualities and rewards her with the gift of Priscilla, a goose who lays golden eggs. To all intents and purposes Mrs Goose is now happy. Not so, says the Demon King, long-time adversary of the Good Fairy. He intends to show that nobody is ever really content with their lot. They always want more. Will he be proved right?
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