Long Long Ago, in a pantomime far far away…
Get ready to celebrate the festive season with a dazzling clash of lightsabers (readily available from all good toyshops) and the roar of Z-Wing fighters! This is a wholly traditional Cinderella – but with every part of the story cunningly transported into a fantastic spoof Star Wars-type galaxy.
You’ll recognise all the best-loved elements of Cinderella in this inventive and original panto – from white mice and plump pumpkins, to a glittering palace ball and the famous glass slipper. Not to mention one of the most wonderfully realised pairs of Ugly Sisters ever created.
But in this Universe, Buttons is a gleaming metallic droid codenamed Q4AP, and the broker’s men pursuing Cinderella’s destitute father (retired Red-Eye Knight, Knobbi-Wan Oggi-Oggi-Oggi) are space-hunk, Ham Solo, and his huge hairy sidekick, Shagpile the Nookiee.
Cinderella’s life of drudgery at the mercy of her severely ugly stepsister, Andromeda and Nebula, changes abruptly when she encounters the mysterious Skoda the Red-Eye Godmother, and Luke Stargazy-Pie, dashing hero of the Rebel Alliance. Together they set out to do cosmic battle with evil Dark Lord, Bath Spider, and his teeming, foam rubber armoured minions, the dreaded Imperial Traffic Wardens.
Assuming the guise of stunning star princess, Leia Organic, Cinderella succeeds in hiding her true identity until the final showdown in the lair of repulsive intergalactic criminal mastermind, Grabba The Huss.
Does the drop-dead gorgeous Luke discover Cinders’ true identity? Does the crystal slipper fit? Is the Evil Empire soundly drubbed by The Rebel Alliance? You’ll have to read the script to find out!
With scope for numerous explosions, laser battles, and a host of super special effects, Cinderella Interstellar! is guaranteed to set the panto season off with an almighty bang. An ingenious concoction to delight sci-fi fans, movie buffs, and lovers of traditional pantomime alike. Out of this world… May The Sauce be with you…
Cast Principals 8M, 4F, 4 M or F. Extras and chorus, 6 – 12 M or F.
Provision is made in the script for the inclusion of eight musical numbers. More musical numbers could easily be incorporated.
Lord Bath Spider, Imperial Dark Lord with severe respiratory problems
Servo-Assist, Lord Spider’s ruthless female henchperson
Imperial Traffic Wardens, menacing geezers in white plastic body armour
Knobbi-Wan Oggi-Oggi-Oggi, a venerable Red-Eye knight (retired)
Nebula and Andromeda, severely ugly sisters. Stepdaughters to Knobbi-Wan
Cinderella, principal girl, and daughter to Knobbi-Wan
Q-4AP,multipurpose household droid, metallic paint. Command designation:BUTTONS
Luke Stargazy-Pie, principal boy, young Red-Eye, and Z-wing Fighter Ace
Skoda the Red-Eye Godmother, the Source is with her
Admiral Gloob, a space alien – Supreme Commander of The RebelAlliance
Ham Solo, out of work actor and all-round space hunk
Shagpile, a Nookiee
Grabba the Huss,a huge mutant flatfish, and intergalactic Crime Lord
Be-Bop A Do-Wop, intergalactic bounty hunter
Major-domo, MC at The Ball at the end of The Universe
A Rebel starcruiser commander, who doesn’t last long…
Plus Assorted alien life forms, Rebel Alliance crewmen, white mice, pumpkins, Enoks, Grabba’s gangsters, and so on…