THE SLEEPING BEAUTY SCRIPT

Lots of action for a busy Chorus. Two very sexy cats one good, one bad. The funniest Carabosse you will ever see. Loads of great comedy including an hilarious musical routine - requiring very little musical ability! All in all, an enchanting love story over the course of one hundred and eighteen years, plus interval.

4F, 4M, 1F OR M, PLUS 3F CAMEO ROLES, PLUS CHORUS ETC. 5 MAIN SETS, 3 OR 4 FRONTCLOTHS/CURTAINS

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SLEEPING BEAUTY SCRIPT EXCERPT

Carabosse and her cat, Spindleshanks have smuggled a spinning wheel into the palace and are waiting for the Princess….

CARA.

It’s working! Now for my disguise!

(CARABOSSE drapes a shawl over her head. She does not notice SPINDLESHANKS, who does the same and sits behind the spinning wheel.)

(With an assumed voice.) Here am I, a little old lady, who spins and spins –

SPINDLE.

(With a similar assumed voice.) And here am I, another little old lady!

CARA.

Another little old lady?

SPINDLE.

Yes, I’m another little old lady, who spins and spins -

CARA.

You can’t be another little old lady, who spins and spins - I’m the little old lady, who spins and spins. You’re supposed to be the little old lady’s cat!

SPINDLE.

But I want to be a little old lady

CARA.

You’re a cat!

SPINDLE.

I don’t care. I want to be a little old lady.

CARA.

But I’m the little old lady and you’re sitting on my stool!

SPINDLE.

That’s because I’m a little old lady –

CARA.

No, you’re not a little old lady!

SPINDLE.

Yes, I am!

CARA.

No, you’re not and get off my stool!

SPINDLE.

Shan’t!

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CARA.

(Starting to manhandle SPINDLESHANKS.) You mangy, miserable moggy, I’ll teach you who the little old lady is round here!

SPINDLE.

No, you won’t!

CARA.

Yes, I will! (Throttling SPINDLESHANKS.) I am the little old lady! I am the ONLY little old lady! THE SWEET - LITTLE - OLD - LADY - WHO SPINS AND SPINS!!

(The PRINCESS enters.)

PRINCESS.

Excuse me –

CARA.

Er, yes, my dear?

PRINCESS.

What are you doing?

CARA.

(Releasing SPINDLESHANKS, she jumps on to the stool and works the wheel.) Spinning!

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