Here is our first draft of our Aladdin Pantomime (Act 1, Scene 1).
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Scene 1: The Launderette
Wishee Washee: (Introduces Himself) Hi. I’m Wishee Washee. (Walks to washing machine) I work and live here in the launderette. But my brother Aladdin is more interested in chasing girls than working. Also my Mum is more interested in trying to find herself a husband! That means I have to do all the work around here.
I said- that means I have to do all the work. (Makes an Ahhhhhhhhh sound and raises hands to encourage the audience).
Oh here comes my Mum. You might have seen her wobbling along Bearwood High Street in her pyjamas!
(Widow Twanky enters SR with a huge pile of dirty washing).
Widow Twanky: (Yelling) What are you doing? You lazy old fool. Do I have to do everything around here?
Widow Twanky: (Turns to audience) Would you like to help me with all my hard work since my son is so rubbish and lazy? (Audience replies yes).
I bet you won’t be able to do it. Wishee Washee is utterly hopeless and you lot in the audience tonight look even more dumb than him! I didn’t even think that was possible! You can’t help me, can you?
Wishee Washee: (Encouraging the audience)
Oh yes we can!
Widow Twanky: Oh no you can’t!
Audience: Oh yes we can!
Widow Twanky: Well help me sort these smelly socks and pants then! (Throws out a pile of smelly pants and socks to the audience).
Aladdin: (Aladdin enters SR) Hi mom.
Widow Twankey: (Shouting) Where have you been Aladdin?
Aladdin: Well I was trying to find a girlfriend.(faces Audience) Actually are there any pretty girls in here? (searches the audience than jumps back in shock)
No definitely not. You lot look terrible!
(Whispering) Who are these ugly lot mom?
Widow Twankey: Don’t worry I invited them.
Aladdin: You invited all these people to our launderette? Well how are they supposed to fit? Oh well you enjoy yourself and I’m off to try to find another girlfriend…
(Aladdin strolls off SL).