Saddle your horses and load up your six-guns! This rootin’ tootin’ script is headin’ back to the Old West for a rip-roaring pantomime adventure. All the very best of traditional pantomime, including custard pies, explosions, amazing costumes, and masses of audience participation, but with the added attraction of a brand new story and setting, way out on the prairie! From quick draws to man-eating saloon doors, and from bandidos to baked beans, not a Wild West cliché is omitted, and no opportunity missed to lassoo the audience into the action!
Our tall tale relates the fiendish efforts of Badman Jake McCabe and his redskin sidekick, Speaks Like A Rattlesnake, to set Big Chief Running Buffet on the warpath – all in order to spark off a range war and get the indians driven onto a reservation. With Running Buffet and his people out of the way, McCabe and his mad, bad hombrés, Dopey Hobart and The Cactus Kid, can get their sticky hands on the gold buried beneath them thar ancient burial grounds of the Magwumpa Sioux.
Fortunately, McCabe’s wicked plot is thwarted by an unlikely alliance of Clint Cougar of the Texas Rangers, Red Indian Maiden, Sings Like Mountain Stream, ornery ol’ timer Gus Varmint, and Clint’s outrageous auntie over from England – Calamity Dame!
Cast: Principals M8 F5. Extras 6 – 8 M or F
Provision is made in the script for the inclusion of eight musical numbers. More musical numbers could easily be incorporated.
Badman Jake McCabe, a mad bad hombre muchachos…
The Cactus Kid, a prickly customer. McCabe’s hired gun
Dopey Hobart, a desperado cowpoke in the pay of McCabe
Big Chief Running Buffet, he has no reservations
Speaks Like A Rattlesnake, his squaw. Not nice.
Sings like Mountain Stream, red indian maiden and principal girl
Calamity Dame, UK expatriate, formerly of (insert local town)
Clint Cougar, Texas Ranger, principal boy, and nephew to Calamity
Miss Candy Stripe, gorgeous but stupid.
Sherrie Trifle, a saloon bawd
Pedro Tortilla, a gay bandalero
Gus Varmint, an ornery ol’ timer
Hank Plank, sheriff of Hamster Gulch
Jethro Plank, deputy sheriff of Hamster Gulch, brother to Hank
Johnny Stetson, cowpoke and part-time bartender
Red Injun braves, roofless savages
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