Snow-WhiteThis is a version of the traditional story originally written for parents to perform to children aged 4 to 11. It is however, suitable for children to perform themselves with suitable language and many parts appropriate to different ages and abilities.
Written entirely in rhyme, the Queen has the most lines, the Prince and Snow-White come next and there are smaller parts for The MIrror, the Dwarves, the Huntsman and Captain Hook. A narrator tells the story and requires a moderate reader.
There are also 5 brand new songs for the main characters, with a rousing show stopper for the end.
The story follows the traditional tale except for occasional appearances from Captain Hook who is searching for Peter Pan and has information that a pantomime is taking place and that Peter Pan is in it. This allows the "Oh yes he is" Oh no he isn't" routine to take place and when the crocodile appears, there is also opportunity for "He's behind you!"
The original performance took place with the minimum of rehearsal and staging! and yet was a great success with all the pupils and cast. Musical accompaniment was provided by a pianist who played while scenes changed and when the dwarves appeared.
Don't forget, all the songs come on a cd with me singing and instrumental versions of the songs. Having the cd means that you don't need to be a musician or have the services of one. You can use the songs with me singing for rehearsal, then, when the cast have learnt the songs, use the instrumental version for a performance. An added attraction is that, with a portable cd player, you can have the songs playing in the classroom, say, so that the children can learn them at any time of day - you don't need specific rehearsals for the songs.
"We had our performance of Snow White yesterday and it was a huge success. We had a packed hall and everybody loved it so thank you again for another great play. We also introduced an autograph book at the end of the performance which we gave out to all of the children so they could get their favourite characters autographs and this proved to be hugely popular (both with the children and cast) so you may wish to pass that onto anyone else who purchases your script" Pre-school playgroup, Berkshire