Script: Twisted Fairytale

I wrote this for a School Play for Year 3 (7-8 yr olds). If you would like to use it please credit me as the writer.

Cast List

Main Speaking Parts-

Pretty Sister 1

Pretty Sister 2

Narrator

Witch 1

Witch 2

Witch 3

Ursula

Giant

Troll

Jafar

Giant Red Riding Hood

Minor Speaking Parts-

Evil Elf Godfather

Enormous pig 1

Enormous pig 2

Enormous pig 3

Wolf 1

Wolf 2

Wolf 3

Wolf 4

Wolf 5

Cinderella

Soldier 1

Soldier 2

Soldier 3

Soldier 4

Gepetto

Gingerbread Man

Frog 1

Frog 2

Frog 3

Frog 4

Frog 5

Props Needed

Guns

Bows and arrows

Shields

Magic wand

Magic lamp

NARRATOR: Good morning everybody and welcome to Shirley Class’ Assembly. In English, we have been studying twisted fairytales. A twisted fairytale is where a traditional story is changed so that we can see it from the villain’s point of..


(PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 enter stage right, running)

PRETTY SISTER 1: Help! Help! Cinderella’s coming to get us!

(PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 grab NARRATOR and run to stage left)

CINDERELLA: (sing-song voice, off – stage, from the right) Oh, ugly sisters… ready or not, here I come!

NARRATOR: YOU’RE the ugly sisters?! But you’re not ugly… you’re pretty!

PRETTY SISTER 2: Cinderella always calls us ugly, she was such a bully when we were growing up, always complaining when we asked her to help us around the house.

PRETTY SISTER 1: Yeah, and she stole our pumpkin and pet mice and got the Evil Elf Godfather to turn them into a horse and carriage for her! All so she could trick the prince into marrying her and take over the Kingdom!

PRETTY SISTER 2: Now she’s the queen, she’s even meaner than before! She’s paying Gepetto to make her an army of wooden soldiers, and the Evil Elf Godfather is bringing them all to life!

(CINDERELLA and EVIL ELF GODFATHER enter stage right. GEPETTO enters, in-front of a line of still wooden SOLDIERS.)

(GEPETTO brings SOLDIER 1 in front of EVIL ELF GODFATHER).

(EVIL ELF GODFATHER points his wand at SOLDIER 1).

GEPETTO: Here they are, your Majesty, at your service!

CINDERELLA: Just look at these useless lumps of wood! I demand you turn them into a real army for me! Right now!

EVIL ELF GODFATHER: When you wish upon a star…

SOLDIER 1: I’m a real boy now!

(SOLDIER 1 starts to march slowly towards PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2)

(GEPETTO brings SOLDIER 2 in front of EVIL ELF GODFATHER).

EVIL ELF GODFATHER: (Points his wand at SOLDIER 2) Makes no difference who you are…

SOLDIER 2: I’m a real girl now!

(SOLDIER 2 starts to march towards PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2)

(GEPETTO brings SOLDIER 3 in front of EVIL ELF GODFATHER).

EVIL ELF GODFATHER: (Points his wand at SOLDIER 3) Anything Cinderella desires…

SOLDIER 3: I’m a real boy now!

(SOLDIER 3 starts to march towards PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2)

(GEPETTO brings SOLDIER 4 in front of EVIL ELF GODFATHER)

EVIL ELF GODFATHER: (Points his wand at SOLDIER 4) Will come true.

SOLDIER 4: I’m a real girl now!

(SOLDIER 4 starts to march towards PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2)

NARRATOR: Quick, you’d better hide! Come with me to the Enchanted Forest!

(NARRATOR and PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 exit stage left, followed by SOLDIERS 1-5, CINDRELLA and GEPETTO).

(NARRATOR and PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 enter stage left).

PRETTY SISTER 1: (Pointing at the floor) Look, there’s a trail of bread!

(NARRATOR and PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 pick up bread from the floor)

(WITCHES 1-3 enter stage right)

WITCH 1: Don’t eat that! It’s poison! I saw Hansel and Gretel scatter it there. They want to kill all the witches in this wood!

NARRATOR: Hansel and Gretel? You must be the witch that put them in a cage and tried to fatten them up to eat them! (To PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2) Don’t listen to her, she’s lying!

WITCH 1: No, that’s what they want you to think! I was just trying to feed them, they were so skinny from being abandoned in these woods. What did I get in return? They tried to cook me! In my own oven! I managed to run away, and that’s when I met these other two witches..

WITCH 2: I’m on the run from Ash Dark and her seven giant bodyguards. She claims I tried to poison her- how was I to know she would choose a rotten apple?

WITCH 3: It’s Awake Ugly who’s after me- she blames ME for pricking HER finger on MY spinning wheel! I only put everyone to sleep because I knew Cinderella was taking over the Kingdom… I was going to wake them up in a happier, more peaceful time.

(GINGERBREAD MAN runs across the stage, from left to right)

GINGERBREAD MAN: Run, run, as fast as you can! The wolf hunt has started!

(WITCH 1-3, PRETTY SISTER 1 and 2 and NARRATOR go to the back of the stage and crouch, hiding. GIANT, OGRE, URSULA and FROGS 1-5 join them).

(At the same time, WOLVES 1-5 run across the stage, from left to right)

WOLF 1- Quick! They’re coming!

WOLF 2- Run! Giant Red Riding Hood has a giant gun!

WOLF 3- I told you you should never have dressed up as her Granny!

WOLF 4- I thought she would find it funny!

WOLF 5- The three Enormous Pigs are with her too!

(The WOLVES are followed by GIANT RED RIDING HOOD and ENORMOUS PIG 1-3 carrying guns)

ENORMOUS PIG 1: This’ll teach that little wolf for knocking on MY door! I should’ve stuffed him with straw!

ENORMOUS PIG 2: And MY door! I oughtta’ve beaten him with sticks!


ENORMOUS PIG 3: One of those good little wolves tried to come down MY chimney last Christmas, dressed as Santa… to give me presents… I almost boiled him in my cooking pot… but he got away!

GIANT RED RIDING HOOD: How dare they try to be FRIENDS with us… GET ‘EM!

(GIANT RED RIDING HOOD and ENORMOUS PIG 1-5 exit stage right)

NARRATOR: (to GIANT) Who are you?

GIANT: Shhh! I’m Giant, I’m hiding from a little scoundrel called Jack. He stole all my things and then destroyed my home!

TROLL: Shhh! I’m Troll, I’m also hiding, from three trespassing billy goats named Gruff. I wanted some nice goat curry but they tricked me and tried to drown me in the river. That’s where I met Ursula and the frogs.

URSULA: Pleased to meet you. I was forced out into the river because that power-hungry Ariel now controls the sea. She wouldn’t forgive me for taking her voice, when it was a fair deal. I made her a human after all, she should thank me, otherwise she’d never have met and married Prince Eric.

FROG 1: Ursula found us in the river…

FROG 2: … and brought us here to this hiding place.

FROG 3: We had a lucky escape from a terrifying princess..

FROG 4: She kept trying to kiss us…

FROG 5: …and turn us into princes!

NARRATOR: This is awful! It’s nothing like what we read about in books… we have to do something! (Notices a magic lamp on the floor) Oh look, a lamp!

(NARRATOR picks up the lamp and rubs it)

(Enter JAFAR stage left)

JAFAR: Jafar, at your service!

NARRATOR: But where’s the Genie?

JAFAR: The Genie? Oh he swanned off on holiday the day that thief Aladdin set him free. He trapped me in here instead! Just so he could take all the riches and the Palace. All he cares about is jewels and gold. Did you hear what he’s done to poor old Rumpelstiltskin? Locked him in the Palace and now forces him to spin straw into gold, night and day.

NARRATOR: But I thought Rumpelstiltskin split himself in two?

JAFAR: In two! Don’t be ridiculous, who can split themselves into two!?

NARRATOR: Oh this is terrible, it has to stop! Jafar, can you grant us a wish?

JAFAR: Your wish is my command, young man! What is your heart’s desire?

NARRATOR: I wish we could fight the evil rulers of this Kingdom and win it back for good!

JAFAR: I’ll give you three wishes…courage (points), strength (points) and wisdom (points)

(Everyone picks up bows and arrows, and turns to face the front, forming a group to the left of the stage. WOLF 1-5 and GINGERBREAD MAN join them).

(CINDERELLA, GEPETTO, SOLDIER 1-4, ENORMOUS PIG 1-3, GIANT RED RIDING HOOD and EVIL ELF GODFATHER enter stage right and form a group, with guns. They face the front).

(Cue MUSIC- THIS IS ME from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, Begin song)

GOOD GUYS: I’m not a stranger to the dark

BAD GUYS: Hide away

GOOD GUYS: They say

BAD GUYS: ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts

GOOD GUYS: I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars

BAD GUYS: Run away

GOOD GUYS: They say

BAD GUYS: No one’ll love you as you are

GOOD GUYS: But I won’t let them break me down to dust

I know that there’s a place for us

For we are glorious

When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

BAD GUYS: I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

GOOD GUYS: I am brave, I am bruised

ALL: I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

(The groups start marching on the spot, facing eachother)

ALL: Look out, ’cause here I come, and I’m marching on to the beat I drum, I’m not scared to be seen, I make no apologies, this is me

(EVIL GROUP fire their guns at the GOOD GROUP)

GOOD GUYS: Another round of bullets hits my skin

Well, fire away, ’cause today,

I won’t let the shame sink in

(Hold up shields)

We are bursting through the barricades and reaching for the sun

We are warriors (fire bow and arrows to EVIL GROUP)

Yeah, that’s what we’ve become

ALL: I won’t let them break me down to dust

I know that there’s a place for us

For we are glorious

GOOD GUYS: When the sharpest words wanna cut me down

BAD GUYS: I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

GOOD GUYS: I am brave, I am bruised

ALL: I am who I’m meant to be, this is me. (Start marching on the spot)

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies

This is me

(At last line, EVIL GROUP fall to the floor and GOOD GROUP stand in a triumphant pose with their weapons raised).

THE END

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