The Legend of
When the Thanes Go Marching In
Set in a Scotland
"lost in the mists of time", this new version of the familiar story
uses elements of ancient Celtic folklore and the supernatural as its main
themes. Calluna, Queen of the Faeries, finds a way to rid the land forever from
the evil influences of Queen Thron and her Hobgoblins. Her son, prince Alban,
must marry a Mortal Bride! The wisest of the Faerie
Godmothers, Dalriada, sets out from the Faerie Glen to find a suitable
candidate, eventually choosing Cinderella, the kind-hearted daughter of the daft
Laird of Clartystanes Castle. Queen Thron, learning of this, worms her way into
the Laird's affections and marries him. Unwittingly getting caught up in her
evil machinations are her silly and somewhat "photogenically
challenged" daughters. When Calluna announces "The Great
Gathering", where Alban will choose his bride, Thron does everything in
her power to ensure her daughters are well to the fore!
Narrated and told in
"flashback" by Buttons, "The Legend of Cinderella" is an
affectionate variation on the classic Panto tale
beloved of generations of theatregoers.
"The script is
fantastic! We started a read-through last evening but didn't get past Scene 5
due to the laughter!" - Coldstream Community
Theatre & Pantomime Group.
"Had a full
read through with cast of panto last
night and it was well received, to say the least, laughing out loud, and real
tears" - Greenock Players.
"Exactly what a
community panto should be - giving each member of the cast their moment in the
spotlight." - Berwickshire News.
(14 Principals & Chorus)
HERE for sample scene