Cinderella (Version 2) Script Excerpt

 

The Prince and Dandini have decided to swap roles for the day...

PRINCE.

I'll be you and you'll be me. I'll be the rascally Dandini and deliver the invitations and you can wear the Royal Crown for a day.

DANDINI.

I can wear the Royal crown!!

PRINCE.

For a day.

DANDINI.

Yes, of course - for a day.

PRINCE.

How does that sound?

DANDINI.

Bring it on!

(They swap crown and invitations.)

How do I look?

PRINCE.

Seriously cool. You'd better practice a bit though. Get used to all the adulation.

DANDINI.

Adulation!

PRINCE.

Well, the populace often cheer and applaud when I walk into town. Shall we try it?

DANDINI.

How?

PRINCE.

(indicating Audience) I'll command these people to cheer and applaud you.

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DANDINI.

(smugly) But you can't. You're not the Prince, remember?

PRINCE.

You're right. I'll just have to ask them. (To Audience.) You will help us, won't you? (Reaction.) I said, you will help us, won't you? (Reaction.) That's brilliant! (To DANDINI) Off you go and come back on again.

(DANDINI exits.)

Right, Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, put your hands together and let's have a big cheer for His Royal Highness, Priiiiince - Charming!! (Leads Applause.)

(DANDINI enters, regally acknowledging the Audience.)

DANDINI.

I love it! I love it! (To Audience) Thank you very much!

PRINCE.

(cuts off applause, then to DANDINI) You get the idea?

DANDINI.

Yes, I do. Can we do it again?

PRINCE.

Alright, but then I really need to get going. I've got invitations to deliver, remember?

DANDINI.

(exiting) Alright, just one more time. Just so I get the hang of it. (Briefly pokes head back on.) And could they maybe stand up?

PRINCE.

OK.

DANDINI.

(poking head back on) Nothing ostentatious - just a small standing ovation.

PRINCE.

Yes, OK... Ready?

DANDINI.

(off) Ready!

PRINCE.

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls - he's new, he's different, he's worth standing up for, let's give a big (local town) welcome to his Royal Highness, Priiiiiiiiince Charming!!!

(Audience applaud. PRINCE exits as DANDINI enters.

BUTTONS enters from the house.)

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BUTTONS.

(taking applause as his own) Well, thank you very much! How lovely to see you all! My name's Buttons!

DANDINI.

Oy! That's my applause!

BUTTONS.

Eh? Oh, my goodness, it's the Prince! (To DANDINI) Forgive me, sire, I didn't see - the Royal crown. (Drops to one knee.) A thousand apologies.

DANDINI.

Oh... well, not to worry. We're just on Royal walkabout... Do get up. We're very informal - when we're walking about.

  

BUTTONS.

(getting up) Thank you, sire.

DANDINI.

Don't mention it... Er, we're going to go now. Just a little bow will be quite sufficient.

BUTTONS.

(bowing low) Sire...

DANDINI.

Right. Well, cheerio, I'm - I mean we're going to walkabout over here for a bit. (Sticks nose in air and saunters off.)

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