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Humpty Dumpty

Full-Length Play, Pantomime  /  4f, 3m, 8m or f

Mother Goose has insured the smooth running of Nursery rhyme land for years. The king's on his throne, everyone's happy and Humpty Dumpty is still in his egg on the palace wall. Then he has a great fall and mayhem is unleashed. Grimm, repulsive henchman to a wicked sorcerer, is sent in search of victims for his master.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 3m, 8m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Christmas/Holiday, Fables/Folktales
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

Mother Goose has insured the smooth running of Nursery rhyme land for years. The king's on his throne, everyone's happy and Humpty Dumpty is still in his egg on the palace wall. Then he has a great fall and mayhem is unleashed. Grimm, repulsive henchman to a wicked sorcerer, is sent in search of victims for his master's transformation machine and Florimund's right hand men are no match for him. Lovable, naive humpty loses his magic at the critical time and unwittingly brings about the collapse of Nursery rhyme Land. But all is not lost: the evil ones get their come uppance and the good their partners-- and Humpty has his magical powers restored.

History

First professional production opened at the Grand Pavilion Theatre Porthcawl, 26th December 1981, for Ogwr Borough Council

First amateur production in 1982

As of 2016 over 250 productions worldwide

Cast Attributes
  • Flexible casting
Keywords
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

MOTHER GOOSE (F)

JACK (M or F)

POLLY FLINDERS (F)

TOMMY (F or M)

MARY (F)

GRIMM (M)

DAME (M or F)

HUMPTY DUMPTY (M or F)

KING (M)

POWDER & SHOTT (M or F)

MONSTRO (M)

PAGE (M or F)

LITTLE BO-PEEP (F)

LAKE MONSTER (M or F)

  • Time Period Not Applicable
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
  • Additional Features Audience Participation/Interactive, Play w/ Music
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatregoer from the age of three (his grandparents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were al ...

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