This pantomime features all of the traditional characters, including Widow Twankey, Wishee Washee, The Genie of the Lamp and the evil Abanazer. It also introduces a female side kick to the baddie, Oh-So-Low, and the wise Grasshopper who leads a band of Kung Fu Kids. There are two comedy duos in this panto – PC Price and PC World the useless policemen, and laundry assistants Spick and Span. Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine but needs to make his fortune before he can marry her. Abanazer convinces him to enter a hidden cave to find riches beyond his wildest dreams and then traps him there. Aladdin is saved from this fate by a magical Genie and becomes rich enough to marry the princess. Meanwhile our villain is plotting his revenge, trapping the entire royal family in a cave to be chased by a dragon. There is plenty of slapstick curtesy of a washing machine dispensing soap suds, a pie in the face for Wishee Washee and a washing line which is too short.
Male – 4
Female – 10
Male or female – 9
Junior – 5
As with all pantomime many of these parts could be played by male or female of any age. Although there are 5 specific junior parts a number of other parts could easily be played by juniors if desired.
This script is also available in a reduced cast-size version for smaller groups. Please specify which script you would like to read when ordering. The cast for this script comprises of:
Male - 3
Female - 5
Male or female - 9
Junior - 4
Twankey: Hello everyone! Coo-eee, it’s me! I bet you didn’t recognise me in me finery.
Emperor: I’m sure they know who you are.
Wishee: Once seen never forgotten.
Twankey: I’m living a life of luxury now here in the palace and I’ve given the old laundry to Spick and Span to run. I spend all day just lying around looking lovely.
Empress: What’s that on your face?
Twankey: I tried a mudpack last night to enhance my beautiful complexion .
Wishee: It worked for a while and then it fell off.
Twankey: I just love being rich. And it’s all down to the Genie with the light brown hair.
Genie: You must have a gift dear lady.
Twankey: I know, I was born with it.
Genie: Is there nothing else you would like?
Twankey: Well if you insist – I’d like a fur coat.
Genie: What fur?
Twankey: To keep me warm.
Empress: I’d like to go somewhere I’ve never been before.
Emperor: How about the kitchen?
Slave: And what would you like your highness?
Emperor: Well I would like an I-pad.
Empress: You’re getting very with it dear.
Genie: Coming right up. (He exits DR)
Wishee: All my friends are jealous of me now I’m loaded.
Twankey: I shouldn’t take any notice of him.
Wishee: Actually I’m very popular these days, especially with the ladies.
Sue: And one lady in particular. I want to marry him.
Twankey: Poor deranged girl.
Emperor: It seems romance is in the air.
Empress: Even we went for a romantic walk together and held hands.
Emperor: It was the only way I could stop her shopping.
The Genie comes back on wearing an eye patch.
Slave: Did you hurt yourself Genie?
Genie: The Emperor wanted an eye pad.
Emperor: Idiot! I wanted an apple or a blackberry.
Genie: Sorry about that. I’ll sort this out straight away. (Exits DR)
Slave: I’m afraid he’s been in that lamp too long. He doesn’t always understand the modern world.
The Genie comes back on carrying a pie.
Wishee: What’s that?
Genie: Apple and Blackberry. Quite delicious. (He trips and the pie lands in Wishee Washee’s face).
Wishee: Mum, look what he did!
Twankey: My poor boy. You need to be more careful – get him cleaned up.
Genie: Sorry Wishee.
Sue: Don’t worry, I’ll help.
Genie: I can clean his face with a touch of magic.
Sue: But the old fashioned way is so much more fun. Come with me.