The Prince Who Wouldn't Talk

by  James Brock

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f, 4m or f

An amusing and thought provoking comedy for children and a lesson for adults. The King and Queen discover that their son, the Prince, doesn't talk. The pretty young Maiden points out this fact, but they do not listen to her.

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The Prince Who Wouldn't Talk

by  James Brock

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f, 4m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

An amusing and thought provoking comedy for children and a lesson for adults. The King and Queen discover their son, the Prince, doesn't talk. They haven't realized they've never given him the chance. The pretty young maiden points this out, but they don't heed her. And so they have the Prince tested by three zany wizards. Of course, there's nothing wrong with him, but by now he's lost his confidence and is afraid to speak. When it seems all efforts have failed, the young maiden finds a way to make him speak. Announcing she's leaving the kingdom forever, the prince speaks out to stop her and all ends well.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Elementary School / Primary
  • Jr High/Primary
  • Community Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Once upon a... in Never Never land.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Fantasy Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f, 4m or f
THE KING
THE QUEEN
THE PRINCE
NARRATOR
WIZARD OF NOISEOLOGY
WIZARD OF VOICEOLOGY
A YOUNG MAIDEN
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Cast Attributes

  • Cross gender casting

Casting Notes

The Narrator and the three Wizards may be played by men or women, boys or girls.

Resources

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Full Package

All necessary music materials can be found at the back of the acting edition. 

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James Brock

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