A TASTE OF THE ORIENT
The Little Town of Linga Longa is in the throes of its tea tasting
festival overseen by the Lady Flour Face special envoy to the Empress. Madame
Sockitoa and Madam Infusia are rivals in the competition to find the best tea in china and
in order to decide which one is the winner they are sent to the Island of Tati B'hai by
the dastardly Earl Grey, to find the mythical two-handled teapot of the Red River
Demon. They travel in the Tea Clipper belonging to Captain Paddy Fields accompanies
by Long Pong, newphew to Lady Flour Face and Hu Flung Dung, Gardener to the Empress.
He is searching for Princess Rosy Lee who has run away, looking for adventure
after becoming fed up with the many restrictions she lives under at court.
ONCE IN A BLUE
When there is a blue moon strange events occur and they certainly do in the
workshop of Father Christmas when the brave decision is made by some of the broken
and discarded toys to rescue the Spirit of Christmas stolen by the Demon of Deep
Water. It is essential the rescue is successful for if not, 'there might not be a
Christmas next year.' The toys are led a merry dance around the world as they,
together with the audience solve riddles in order to bring the story to a satisfactory
conclusion and save Christmas for another year.
ASTRONOMICAL SPACE ODDITY
Country Bumpkin Boo Meringue enters a competition on the back of a
cereal packet and wins a trip into space. Accompanied by his Mother, Ma Meringue, an
aged grandparent, and his long suffering girlfriend, Strawberry, he travels on the
starship "Whatasurprise" under the leadership of Captain Slog and together they
visit several out of this world destinations with several surprising results.
The three witches Ordata, Mildew and Allium have their spells
stolen by Idleands, servant of Miss Chief who has taken over The Underworld from Old
Nick. Totally without power or funds, the witches obtain jobs as chargirls at the
palace of King Peter the Pretty Awful. Queen Rita, his sister, has actually
advertised for fresh gargoyles but this understandable mistake involves the witches with
the problems the Queen faces because of the bad temper of the King. Through the
King's iinsulting behaviour, Giant Podd the Odd Bod has kidnapped the King's son and
imprisoned him inside a picture.
HICKORY DICKORY DOCK
A modern interpretation of the traditional nursery rhyme in which
Wysiwyg the one o'clock mouse is kidnapped by thugs who misinterpret Avatar's orders to
obtain a new mouse for her computer. Avatar is the estranged wife of the Weaver of
the Tapestry of Life who with the colours of the rainbow creates the stories and nursery
rhymes that children love. As Avatar's web of power grows, the Weaver's powers fail and
the colours start fading from his tapestry. Evil is eventually overcome by the
automata of the one o'oclock clock who are trapped on the outside when the clock stops.
These productions contain local references
and items that will need modifying or updating by companies using the scripts. The
plays have many roles for chorus and there are roles for children although these may be
adapted for adults.
Proceeds will be used to help fund
Shire Productions which is self-supporting
A RIGHT ROYAL PACK OF
payable to the publisher for this play)
King Hassenpfeffer of Diamonds agrees that the Joker may marry the
Princess of Diamonds, only if the Joker is successful on a quest to sort out the three
Kingdoms badly ruled over by his brothers, King Rangdoodle of Clubs, King Saratoga of
Diamonds and King Lamebrain of Spades.
References in the text need
modernising. The author's share of Royalties are donated to Acorns Childrens'
Hospice in Birmingham.
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