The White Cat

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Pantomime  /  2m, 4f, 10m or f

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

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The White Cat

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f, 10m 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

Based on the nineteenth century story by the French Countess d'Aulnois the story concerns the heirless King Pat-a-Cake of Euphoria who has three adopted sons.  Seeking a successor he sets them atask, offering the throne to the winner.  Dim-witted Princes Fyne and Dandi squabble over he quest whilst Prince Peerless encounters a beautiful girl on his travels.  She is, in fact, Princess Rosamund, hidden twenty years ago by her distraught parents who believed she would be forced to marry Prince Ghastly by his mother Queen Venoma, who is still searching for her, using her magic powers.  Mother Goose keeps a fairy-watch over the story and is instrumental in hiding Rosamund at the court of the White Cat, Queen of Mysteria.

This new version of the famous Victorian pantomime has all the essential ingredients of modern pantomime from ghost sequences to the Dame and the children's sing-a-long, with the Internet, and e-mail thrown in for good measure!

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Keywords

Fairy Tales

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

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

    Multiple settings 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

2m, 4f, 10m or f

MOTHER GOOSE (F)

GHISELLE, her pet goose (M or F)

AMBROSE (M)

KING (M)

VENOMA (F)

DAME (M or F)

PRINCESS (F)

PETER (M or F)

FYNE (M or F)

DANDI (M or F)

PEERLESS (F or M)

BLUEMALKIN (M or F)

ESMERALDA (F)

PEGLEGASUS, a horse, (M or F) x2

TIGGER-TOES (dancer) (M or F)

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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

Dame preferably played by a man - but not a female impersonator

Peerless preferably played by a woman (principal boy character)

Chorus of citizens, courtiers, servants, cats can be any in number, age or gender

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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 productions in 2002

To date just under 50 productions nationally

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