Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective

by  Steph DeFerie

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s), 3m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)

Granny can't tell her favorite fairy tales because someone really cruel and evil is stealing all the props!

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Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective

by  Steph DeFerie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 4f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s), 3m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adventure, Theatre for Young Audiences, Mystery/Thriller, Fables/Folktales
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences
    • Young Children (Age 2 - 5)
    • Children (Age 6 - 10)
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)

Additional Info

Granny can’t tell her favorite fairy tales because someone really cruel and evil is stealing all the props! Breadcrumbs, magic beans, a basket of goodies, a glass slipper – all missing! The future of fairy tales is at stake, and it’s up to the title character to set things right. With detective reasoning and his connections to the fairy tale underworld, plus some dumb luck, Nick Tickle sets out to locate the Mysterious Figure who’s been pilfering all the props! He may require some help from the audience, but Nick Tickle is out to solve his toughest case ever! There’s plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs for junior detectives and their grown-ups. You and your students will have a lot of fun recreating the film noir genre on stage! Perfect for touring. From the author of the popular Once Upon A Wolf.

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Keywords

Fairy Tales

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: A clearing in the woods and some other places too.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, 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

5m, 4f, 2boy(s), 2girl(s), 3m or f, 3boy(s) or girl(s)
OLD GRANNY POSSUM
HANSEL
GRETEL
FATHER
FELICITY
MOTHER
JACK
FUNNY LITTLE MAN
STAGE MANAGER
NICK TICKLE
GOLDILOCKS
WOODY - an oak tree
WITCH THORNBERRY
A GINGERBREAD CHILD
LOLA - a mother bear
FRANK - a father bear
JR. - a baby bear
A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE
BOB - a wolf
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Features Children
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

May be performed with as few as nine performers. May be performed by mixed cast of adults and young performers or by young performers alone.

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Authors

Steph DeFerie

Steph DeFerie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still with cats Bunny and Ruff. She has had no formal instruction in playwriting. Instead, the many, many terrific hours she has spent studying, performing in and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. She's ...

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Nick Tickle was first performed by the Harwich Junior Theatre as part of Chatham's First Night Celebration at the Chatham Drama Guild, Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts on December 30, 1999.

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