Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Pantomime  /  4m, 2f, 7m or f

Norman Robbins' fun-packed pantomimes tell the traditional stories in a clear, fast-moving style and can be staged simply or elaborately...

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 2f, 7m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This is an adaptation of one of the most exciting Arabian Night stories of all time. The staging can be simple or elaborate and casting flexible - only a few thieves on stage at any one time. The plot is full of suspense and excitement, though the blood-thirstiness of the original story has been toned down. Full of humour and song, with the villians getting their comeuppance.

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Reviews

"Shame this panto ends! The panto was lively well-written and moved along at a gloriously fast pace" - Advertiser/Post, January, 1991

"All the ingredients of a smash hit panto" - Teignmouth News, January, 1991

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Not Applicable
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Multiple sets as simple or extravagant as finances allow.

  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

4m, 2f, 7m or f

TINBAD (M or F)

CASCARA (M or F)

ALI BABA (M)

HAROUN (F or M)

MARSAINA (F)

MORGANA (F or M)

AVARICE (F or M)

KASSIM (M)

RHUM BABA (F)

HANKI PANKI (M or F)

JIGGERI POKERI (M or F)

AL RASCHID (M)

ACHMED THE 'ORRIBLE (M)

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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

13 characters. Chorus.

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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First produced in 1991.

To date, over 150 productions worldwide.

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