Richard Harding Bush, Or the Rococo Coco Bean

by  Cleve Haubold

Short Play, Comedy  /  7m, 3f

The King is knitting a zebra, a rococo coco bean plays music, and an extraordinarily talented bush plots the downfall of diabolical Inigo Snurl, the most ineffective villain since Captain Hook. The Royal Gardens are the setting for this imaginative play in which King Trembley and Richard Harding Bus…

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Richard Harding Bush, Or the Rococo Coco Bean

by  Cleve Haubold

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Richard Harding Bush, Or the Rococo Coco Bean

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Theatre for Young Audiences, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The King is knitting a zebra, a rococo coco bean plays music, and an extraordinarily talented bush plots the downfall of diabolical Inigo Snurl, the most ineffective villain since Captain Hook. The Royal Gardens are the setting for this imaginative play in which King Trembley and Richard Harding Bush, a remarkable inhabitant of the gardens, outwit conniving Prime Minister Snurl. Queen Rotunda, her dour handmaiden Persimmia, the pompous Doctor Lipfondly, and a pair of would be revolutionaries add to the fun, which is climaxed by a royal masquerade party.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: $15 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 18th Century
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The Royal Gardens near the palace of the Kingdom of Twitchenberg. Afternoon and evening of a pleasant Tuesday in the Spring, 1742.
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

7m, 3f

OLD KING TREMBLEY - the trembly old king
GOOD QUEEN ROTUNDA
THE LADY PERSIMMIA - her lady-in-waiting
DOCTOR B. WIGGE LIPFONDLE - a truly learned man
INIGO SNURL - the treacherous prime minister
ALF RABBLE - a would-be revolutionary
BERTIE ROUSER - a would-be revolutionary
JONATHAN - page to the queen
ANGELICA - the gardener's daughter
RICHARD HARDING BUSH - a potted droll
COURTIERS, ATTENDANTS, etc.

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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Optional Piano Vocal Score Available.

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