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Cinderella Pantomime Script

Cinderella lives under the tyranny of her horrible ugly step sisters and wicked step mother at Hardup Hall following the death of her beloved father Baron Hardup.

Assisted by his royal liege Dandini, the prince is looking for true happiness and a princess to boot. It’s time for a royal ball!

Can Cinderella’s best friend Buttons and her Fairy Godmother get her to the royal ball on time? This Cinderella pantomime script truly is the fairy godmother of all pantos.

Running Time

Approx 1 hour 40mins + interval depending on the length/number of songs you choose.

Characters

3 Male, 2 Female, 4 Non Gender Specific, 16 Supporting Roles + Chorus (Indicated genders are guidelines for casting. Many roles could be played by actors of any gender. Oh yes they could!)

  • Cinderella (F) Principal girl, downtrodden but kindhearted.
  • Baron Hardup (M) Cinderella’s father, loving and kind, but weak.
  • Baroness Hardup (M/F) Cinderella’s stepmother. Nasty and selfish.
  • Kim (M) Ugly stepsister. Cruel and vile.
  • Chloe (M) Ugly stepsister. Vile and cruel.
  • Buttons (M/F) Fun and lovable. Cinderella’s best friend.
  • Prince Charming (M/F) Royal Prince.
  • Dandini (M/F) Prince Charming’s valet.
  • Fairy Godmother (F) Magical and wise.
Supporting Roles
  • Mayor of Pumpkinville (M/F) Blustery and formal.
  • Miss Tutu (F) Local dance teacher. Fond of Cinderella.
  • Young Dancers (M/F) Local children in Cinderella’s dance class.
  • Dancer 1 (M/F) Speaking role in Cinderella’s dance class.
  • BB5000 (M/F) The sisters’ beauty device – voice only.
  • Citizens 1 to 5 (M/F) Citizens of Pumpkinville with speaking roles.
  • Footmen (M/F) For Cinderella’s carriage.
  • Rabbit (M/F) A woodland creature.
  • Mouse (M/F) A woodland creature.
  • Sparrow (M/F) A woodland creature.
  • Owl (M/F) A woodland creature.
Company Roles
  • Citizens of Pumpkinville
  • Attendees of the Ball

4 Full Scenes, 1 Front Cloths/Curtain Scenes

ACT I

  • Prologue
  • Scene 1 Pumpkinville
  • Scene 2 Outskirts of Pumpkinville
  • Scene 3 Hardup Hall
  • Scene 4 Outskirts of Pumpkinville
  • Scene 5 Hardup Hall
  • Scene 6 Outskirts of Pumpkinville
  • Scene 7 Hardup Hall
ACT II
  • Scene 1 The Palace Ballroom
  • Scene 2 Outskirts of Pumpkinville
  • Scene 3 The Woods
  • Scene 4 Outskirts of Pumpkinville
  • Scene 5 Pumpkinville
  • Scene 6 Song Sheet (Front Cloth)
  • Scene 7 The Palace Ballroom

Script Extract

BARON H. It’s no use Buttons, she must be really lost.

BUTTONS Or she doesn’t want to be found.

BARON H. I didn’t realise she was so unhappy.

BUTTONS Kim and Chloe are really, really mean to her Baron. Baroness Hardup is too.

BARON H. I suppose I’ve always been too busy, or dismissed it in the hope of keeping a happy household. I wish her mother was still here with us. I’ve never loved anybody the way I loved her. Do you understand?

BUTTONS I do. More than you could ever know. Only the person I love doesn’t love me back. I know that now.

BARON H. I’m sure that’s not true.

BUTTONS Oh I’m afraid it is, Baron. Sorry to be all down in the dumps, it’s like an episode of Eastenders now. Only difference is; I’m acting.

BARON H. There you go see Buttons. You’re funny. You’re a funny guy! You’ve just got to learn how to be romantic.

BUTTONS Romantic?

BARON H. Yes! Romantic. You could write her a song, or a poem.

BUTTONS A poem?

BARON H. Yes, come on, let’s give it a go now. I’ll give you an example.

(BARON HARDUP catches the eye of someone in the audience then turns back to BUTTONS)

Listen to this.

“Roses are red, violets are blue.

Your sparkling eyes glisten like the morning dew.”

BUTTONS Okay, my turn.

(BUTTONS catches the eye of someone else in the audience then turns back to BARON HARDUP)

Listen to this.

“Roses are red, like my nose in the cold.

Violets are blue, but not you, you’re just old.”

(BARON HARDUP rushes over to apologise to the audience member)

BARON H. No Buttons! (Aside) I’m so sorry about that. He’s practicing. Right let me show you again. I think you might need to work on it a bit more.

(BARON HARDUP catches the eye of someone else in the audience then turns back to BUTTONS)

Listen to this.

“Violets are blue, not red like a rose. Your radiant beauty, from the inside out, shows.

BUTTONS All right. All right. Let me have another go.

(BUTTONS catches the eye of someone else in the audience then turns back to BARON HARDUP)

Listen to this.

“Violets are blue, roses are red. You look like an angel come back from the dead.”

BARON H. No Buttons! (Aside) I am sorry. One last try. Pay attention

(BARON HARDUP catches the eye of someone else in the audience then turns back to BUTTONS)

Listen to this.

“Roses are red, it’s the last chance to say whenever I see you, you light up my day.”

BUTTONS I’m feeling the pressure now. Here goes nothing.

(BUTTONS catches the eye of someone else in the audience then turns back to BARON HARDUP)

Listen to this.

“Roses are red, let’s give it one last try. I looked at your face and I wanted to cry.”

BARON H. Buttons!

(FAIRY GODMOTHER appears)

FAIRY G. What on earth is going on here?

BUTTONS Baron Hardup’s trying to teach me how to chat up girls, but I don’t think he’s a very good teacher.

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