Pantomimes -or just plain 'pantos' for short- are as essential to Christmas as a mince pie. They are shows for all the family performed in theatres over the festive and New Year period. They are usually loosely based on a well-known children's story: something like, 'Cinderella', 'Aladdin', 'Snow White', etc. They have slapstick comedy, jokes, songs, dancing and lots of audience participation.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that traditionally there's a panto horse, cow, or maybe even a zebra on stage. Some of the male characters are played by women, and the character of an old woman is most often played by a man wearing a lot of make-up. Pantos traditionally have a celebrity guest- but a head teacher would do adequately!
Age group: 8-10 (3rd Grade - 4th Grade; Year 4-Year 5)
Cast: 21 - 28
Length: 40 minutes
Funny pantomime script -
an adaptation of the fairy tale
of Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
Read more about this one-act play script, script samples online, and order the script (£20.00, other currencies available): play script details.
Age group: 9-11
(Elementary 4th Grade - 5th Grade;
Primary KS2 Year 5 - Year 6)
Run time: 20-25 minutes
short pantomime parody of Peter Pan.
Pierre Pan is a fashionista and has his own range of beauty products. He has a turbulent relationship with his one remaining crew member: Toto.
Read more about the pantomime and script samples online: play script details. (£20.00 or US$ 35.00)
Age group: 11-13 (6th Grade-7th Grade; Year 7-Year 8)
Cast: 24 - 32 (min 6 girls, min 8 boys)
Length: 80 minutes
Comic panto script based on the tale of
Aladdin and the lamp.
Things don't go according to Asad's plan and Aladdin ends up the owner of the lamp, marries Yasmeen and lives a life of luxury. What will the wicked sorcerer do when he discovers this?
The script adds comedy, music ideas and suggestions for songs and dance for staging a spectacular panto show (£29.00, other currencies available): Read more.
Age group: 7-9 (2nd Graders - 3rd Graders;
UK KS2 Year 3 - Year 4)
Run time: 35 minutes
Roles: 28 - 34
Humorous play based on the classic tale of
The Sleeping Beauty.
The young princess will prick her finger opening a tin of baked beans on her sixteenth birthday with terrible consequences. Only the bravest of knights can lift the enchantment – and George has to overcome some of his own fears before he can rescue the princess. (£16.50).
Age group: 9-11 (4th Grade-5th Grade; Year 5-Year 6)
Cast: 33 - 41 (min 14 girls, min 6 boys)
Length: 60 minutes
Funny pantomime script
for children's theatres and elementary schools.
Ali Baba ventures into the forest to collect firewood and discovers the bandits' secret cave filled with treasure.
Read more about the "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" play script, script samples online, and order the script (£20.00, other currencies available): Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
Age group: 8-10 (3rd Graders - 4th Graders;
UK KS2 Year 4- Year 5)
Run time: 45 minutes
Roles: 29 - 35
Highly entertaining original adaptation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella.
Ella doesn't want to go to the ball: she'd much rather attend the football trials for Fairy Tale F.C. . Unfortunately, her cruel stepmother, Oksana, has seen to it that poor Ella can't leave the house that evening. However, with the help of her friend, Squirrel in Boots, and the Tooth Fairy anything is possible. Will Ella really be able to win a place in the football team, meet a prince and save the kingdom from Oksana's wicked plans? It's possible, but will certainly require a pumpkin and some magic.
Age group: 5-7 (Kindergarten - 1st Grade;
UK KS1 Year 1 - Year 2)
Run time: 10-15 minutes
Roles: 17 - 20
Popular funny adaptation of the famous fairy tale.
Little Red Riding Hood's Granny is an amusing comedy panto script for kids based on the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Read more about the play script or
order the script (£6.00, other currencies available):
play script details.
Age group: 4-6
(Pre-K - Kindergarten; Reception - Year 1)
Length: 5 minutes
Genre: humorous moral story
Humorous adaptation of the Norwegian fairy tale.
Read more about "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" play script, script samples online, and order the script (£5.00, other currencies available): read details.
Age: 4-6 years (UK Reception - Year 1;
US Pre-K - Kindergarten)
Length: 10 minutes
Cast: 18 characters
Remember, never to go on an adventure unless you're with your mum or dad.
Read more about "The Little Gingerbread Man" play script, script samples online, and order the script (£5.00, other currencies available): Little Gingerbread Man.
Age group: 7-8 (US 2nd Grade; UK KS2 Year 3)
Run time: 15 minutes
Roles: 17 - 21
Comedy adaptation of
Little Red Riding Hood.
Version of Little Red Riding Hood's Granny for Year 3 (2nd Graders). Read more about this script or versions for other age groups, script samples online, and order the script (£6-7.00, other currencies available): Little Red Riding Hood - find out more about each version.
Included: Performance rights for 3 performances in 4 years!
also included: rights to copy for cast, rights for one video/audio of the performance, suggestions for staging, props & costumes, music ideas. More information.
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