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.
Age group: 7-9
(2nd Graders - 3rd Graders;
KS2 Year 3 - Year 4)
Run time: 35 minutes
Roles: 28 - 36
Larry the fish tells an overjoyed King and Queen that they are to be blessed with a daughter. Unfortunately, at the christening the evil fairy Oksana places a curse on the young princess: she 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.
Total number of characters without doubling is 34 (15 females, 5 males). With doubling of roles, the total number of roles could be reduced to 28. Alternatively, the number of characters could be increased to 36 with the addition of non-speaking roles.
IZOLDA: What a charming event. Pity no one invited me. How dare you!
QUEEN ALENDRA: Alvaro, didn't I give you Izolda's invitation last month?
KING ALVARO: Yes, my Little Gooseberry and I took it straight to the post off... (Placing hand in pocket.) No need to worry, it's not lost: it's in my pocket. (To Izolda.) Are you sure you didn't receive it?
(Izolda shakes head and holds out hand impatiently.)
KING ALVARO: (Giving Izolda envelope.) Here you are.
MAID: Could you let us know if you can make it by last Friday? We need to let the caterers know.
QUEEN ALENDRA: (Clearing throat.) Please stay, Izolda. I think it's time for the gifts to be presented.
(Each Fairy steps forward when it is their turn.)
LILAC FAIRY: (Waving wand.) I will give Marie the gift of beauty.
LILY FAIRY: (Waving wand.) I shall give Marie the gift of musical talent.
LAVENDAR FAIRY: (Waving wand.) My gift is kindness.
WILLOW FAIRY: (Waving wand.) My gift is intelligence.
KING ALVARO: Huh! I've been King for twenty years and I've never needed any intelligence.
QUEEN ALENDRA: That's why I run the kingdom and you play golf all day.
KING ALVARO: Oh, right.
RAINBOW FAIRY: (Removing small carrot from pocket.) My gift is a carrot. I used up all my magical fairy dust this month. But, it's organic!
(Sound effects: THUNDER.)
GUARD : Not again!
(Enter OKSANA angrily.)
OKSANA: So, did you forget my invitation as well? How convenient!
KING ALVARO: No, you weren't invited because you're just so mean.
OKSANA: You will regret those words! (Pause.) What a perfect little girl; you must be so proud. It's time for my gift, but you won't like it...
QUEEN ALENDRA: (F) leading role
KING ALVARO: (M) husband of Queen Alendra; supporting role
PEPPI: (F) squire and friend to George
GEORGE: (M) son of Sir Gallant
OKSANA: (F) evil fairy
PRINCESS MARIE: (F) daughter of King and Queen
SIR GALLANT: George's father; humorous role
LARRY: fish; humorous role
PRUNELLA: (F) spaghetti spider
TARQUIN: (M) spaghetti spider
2 LADIES-IN-WAITING (F)
IZOLDA: (F) fairy
LILAC FAIRY: (F)
LILY FAIRY: (F)
LAVENDAR FAIRY: (F)
WILLOW FAIRY: (F)
RAINBOW FAIRY: (F)
LUIGI: Italian pizza chef
GUARD, MAID: (F)
5 SPIDER CHILDREN
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