Arabian Knights - the Panto!
Published by Samuel French Ltd
8 Male 6 Female
++ 25% DISCOUNT ++
A zany panto romp with Richard the Lionheart and his Crusaders
The crazy cast includes sundry eunuchs, spaced-out assassins, suspiciously masculine panto dames, pantomime camels, flying carpets and bizarre genies
Richard meets Saladin plus all the best Arabian Nights gags in one corking script!
The Arabian Knights is an eastern concoction into which every conceivable Arabian Nights cliché has been stirred, seasoned with a tiny twist of alternative history, and cunningly bound together in a traditional pantomime recipe, featuring lots of familiar ingredients
Not forgetting several opportunities to add a dash of local flavour to your own production
As part of his fiendish plot to defeat Richard the Lionheart, the evil Saladin sends his henchmen on a magic carpet to Merrie England, to abduct Richard's Sweetheart, Thomasina
But Saladin's bungling agents, Oshgosh and Babu, return instead with Thomasina's irrepressible auntie, Dame Dollop
Who quickly proves that the wicked Caliph has bitten off rather more than he can chew!
Thomasina meanwhile, travelling to join King Richard's Crusade, encounters the dashing brigand, Hasan the Bandit
Hasan, who is not quite what he seems, is no friend to Saladin, and together with Thomasina, sets out to rescue Auntie!
With the help of an assortment of genies, assassins, eunuchs, Turkish wrestlers, dancing girls and pantomime camels, Dame Dollop escapes from the harem to outwit Saladin, and allow Richard to recapture the holy city of Jerusalem
All in time for Christmas Day!
An hilarious, original, and thoroughly entertaining pantomime, guaranteed to transport all involved to the land of the Arabian Nights
The choice of songs is left to the director and the settings can be as simple or as lavish as resources allow