The traditional story, with added complication: there are three good fairies who possess no skills at all, two ugly sisters who are equally lacking in any useful talents, and a security guard – McChucker – who just adds to the problems.
When one of them swallows the cuckoo to stop it chiming midnight the little fellow keeps going – from embarrassing places.
EASILY STAGED: ONE BASIC SET – A GARDEN IN ACT 1 THAT CHANGES TO A BALLROOM IN ACT 2 – AND A CURTAIN OR FLAT TO DENOTE ‘BEDROOM’. A few smaller structures needed. Some slapstick.
MINIMUM CAST NEEDED
DAME ROLE? YES – 1 or 2
SUPPORTING ROLES with lines: 4
CHORUS: ADULT & JUNIOR
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