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Hickory Dickory Dock

Full-Length Play, Pantomime  /  5f, 2m, 9m or f

Penniless Dame Foxtrot doesn't know her old Grandfather Clock is a magical possession. Years ago the Fairy Queen locked into it the wicked Black Imp who menaced Fairyland. If the clock ever struck One the Imp would be freed, to the Queen took away the key. But the wicked Wizard steals the key.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 2m, 9m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    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

Penniless Dame Foxtrot doesn't know her old Grandfather Clock is a magical possession. Years ago the Fairy Queen locked into it the wicked Black Imp who menaced Fairyland. If the clock ever struck One the Imp would be freed, to the Queen took away the key. But the wicked Wizard steals the key, frees the Imp, and seeks to destroy Fairyland by using him to get the magic Jewel of Miracles. All is set for a terrific battle between the "goodies' and the "bad dies'. But after riotous adventures, good triumphs, and everyone lives happily ever after.

History

First productions 1979

As of 2016 over 400 productions worldwide

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

DAME (M or F)

MARY (F)

WILLIE WINKIE (M or F)

DAVID (F or M)

BARON (M)

HERBERT (M or F)

SLAP & TICKLE (M or F)

WIZARD (M of F)

SPRITE (F or M)

BLACK IMP (M or F)

FAIRY QUEEN (F)

KING NEPTUNE (M)

ROSE, IRIS, DEWDROP (Fairies) (F)

PIXIE (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 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"Full of colour movement and hilarity..." – Pontefract & Castleford Express

"If we had known it was going to be so popular we would have arranged extra performances..." – Adur Herald, Shoreham-by-Sea

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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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