Goldilocks and the Thee Bears
Set in a village inhabited by nursery rhyme characters this retelling of the old classic keeps all teh vital ingredients and is not to long not too short but just right!
Daddy bear’s porridge is famous and his porridge factory keeps the village in creamy porridge as well as jobs, when the even Rip Van Winkle uncovers a previously unknown clause stating that should Daddy bears porridge factory not make any porridge for just one day then the factory and all its land will belong to him. Mr Van winkle has ideas of knocking down the factory and selling the land for housing, so he sets his side kick wee Willie Winkie to sabotage the factory.
Lots of slapstick from Jack Horner and Bobby Shaftoe who returns home from sea with a secret! The old woman who lives in a shoe with her many children also makes many appearance as well as a group of pirates! All turns out well with the aid of old mother hubbard ( the dame ) and her little dog scratcher.
Dr Foster has to keep avoiding the puddles ,lots of chorus action and fun for all.
Mr Rip Van Winkle
Wee Willie Winkie
Mrs Clogg -Old Woman that lived in a shoe
Black chin the pirate
Little Miss Muffet
Iittle Bo Peep
Little Jack Horner
Old Mother Hubbard (the Dame )
Grand old Duke of York
Jack and Jill
Scratcher the dog
Chorus of sheep, children who live in the shoe, pirates and a sat nav
Scene 1 The village Show
Scene 2 The Porridge Factory
Scene 3 The Village
Scene 4 The Bears House
Scene 1 The Deep Dark Forest
Scene 2 The Bears House
Scene 3 The Village
Examples of dialogue
CHORUS 1: I hope it’s true that Prince Rupert is going to open the Village Show.
CHORUS 2: He’ll be good, but I’d prefer JLS! (DR FOSTER ENTERS RIGHT)
CHORUS 3: Good Morning Dr, and how was your visit to Gloucester?
DR FOSTER: I would rather not talk about it if you don’t mind….there was an incident.
ALL: (INTERESTED) An Incident?
DR FOSTER: An incident and that’s all I’m saying.
CHORUS 4: I hope it had nothing to do with the rain; we’ve had some terrible weather. The puddles have been enormous!
DR FOSTER: Yes I know!
CHORUS 4: And deep!
DR FOSTER: Yes I know!!
CHORUS 4: In fact very, very Deep!
DR FOSTER: (SNAPPING) I know, now can we leave Gloucester and the weather alone. I am here today as first aider for the Village Show to treat any stings, bites or faints.
CHORUS 1: The only time anyone is likely to faint is when the Prince arrives, he’s gorgeous!
ALL: Oh yes, he’s lovely etc….
DR FOSTER: Then I shall be on hand with my smelling salts. But are you all fit and well?
ALL CHORUS: Yes Dr!
DR FOSTER: I had better check, let me see your tonsils.
CHORUS: THE CHORUS STICK THEIR TONGUES OUT AND GO AHHHHHHH
DR FOSTER: Very nice and healthy (TO AUDIENCE) and you, when I say let me see your tonsils will you stick your tongues out as far as they will go and say ahhhhhhhhhh so I can check to see if you are all in tip top health. Come on let’s have a go, let me see your tonsils.
THE PORRIDGE FACTORY
CHORUS SONG 4
THE SET IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE THE INSIDE OF AN ECCENTRIC FACTORY WITH A SELECTION OF PIPES ETC AROUND THE STAGE . THE PLANT IS STILL STAGE RIGHT AND A LARGE BOX WITH OATS WRITTEN ON IT STAGE LEFT
DADDY BEAR: I am so lucky to have a job that I love, now where are the oats (SEES THE OATS MISSING) empty? Well that’s strange it was full and ready for today’s breakfast order. (LOOKS AROUND HIM) and what’s this? The pipe has broken, what’s going on, I won’t be able to make any porridge today oh no! Daddy Bear never lets anyone down what can I do?
MUMMY BEAR: I’ve just brought this order for the Prince and the Grand Old Duke of York, it turns out they love your porridge Daddy Bear they eat it every morning……..the factory is quiet Daddy Bear I thought you would be well underway with the breakfast order by now?
DADDY BEAR: Mummy Bear there has been a disaster look, no oats! And look a broken pipe, everything has been switched off and look (HOLDS UP CABLE) the magic plug has been cut off!
MUMMY BEAR: Well this is very serious Daddy Bear, looks to me like someone wanted to make sure you couldn’t make your porridge we shall have to fix it quickly .
DADDY BEAR: But the plug, the magic plug that gives the factory all its power, if we can’t find it all will be lost!
JACK ENTERS RIGHT Hi Ya kids!
AUDIENCE: Hello Jack water your petunia.
JACK: Thanks , well remembered! (JACK WATERS THE PLANT THE PLANT IT GROWS) my petunia is looking lovely now, another day in the factory Daddy B let’s get started I’m raring to go ………what’s wrong?
DADDY BEAR: Something has happened overnight, all the oats have gone and the pipes are broken and the magic plug has been cut off!How could this have happened everything was just perfect when I left last night?
JACK: (THINKS) I wonder. (MISS MUFFET ENTERS RIGHT)
MISS MUFFET: Do you think it’s possible I could have a bowl of your finest creamy porridge please Daddy Bear. I’ve found the perfect tuffet to sit on for my breakfast.
DADDY BEAR: I’m very sorry Miss Muffet I don’t have any porridge ready, something happened in the factory last night.
MISS MUFFET: Oh but Daddy Bear you always have our porridge ready .
JACK: That’s it make him feel worse than he does already!
VAN WINKLE: Ahh Captain Black Chin, what a pleasure it is to see you again.
BLACK CHIN: Mr Van Winkle on time as ever.
ALL PIRATES: Ahhhhhhhhh
BLACK CHIN: We have brought the cargo of waffles straight from the factory in China nice and fresh after a voyage of only 6 months.
VAN WINKLE: Good, I thought for one minute you would let me down (ALL PIRATES REACT IN SHOCK)
BLACK CHIN: Listen here me hearty, Black Chin the pirate never lets anyone down, a pirates word is his bond and seeing how you helped me out with my other little mission I wouldn’t double cross ‘ee now would I .
VAN WINKLE: Well no I suppose not.
BLACK CHIN: Now, give us our payment and leave us to attend to our other duties.
VAN WINKLE: Pay him will you Winkie.
WINKLE: But Mr Van Winkle, I haven’t brought any money as you said you would be able to trick the stupid pirates into leaving the cargo for nothing. (PIRATES REACT)
VAN WINKLE: Oh no no no. (LAUGHS NERVOUSLY)
WINKIE: ………..as they don’t have an intelligent bone in their bodies
VAN WINKLE: My little goblin here is mistaken I was talking about some one else.
WINKIE: Oh no Mr Van Winkle I remember it distinctly (VAN WINKLE COVERES WINKIES MOUTH)
BLACK CHIN: Cutler!
CUTLER: Aye Capt’n
BLACK CHIN: Go with these scurvy knaves and bring back the money that they be owing us, ( TO RIP VAN WINKLE) don’t ye even be thinking about tricking us remember we be pirates.
VAN WINKLE: Why are you pirates?
ALL: Because we Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
BLACK CHIN: Now go!
CUTLER: Aye Cap’n
BLACK CHIN: And no messin’ if they try to mess ya around then ye know what to do (RUN FINGER ACROSS HIS THROAT)
CUTLER: Aye Cap’n (RUN FINGER ACROSS HIS THROAT)
VAN WINKLE: I’m sure it won’t come to that, we will go and empty Winkies piggy bank and I’m sure there will be lots of cash in there.
BLACK CHIN: You better make sure there is as Cutler here takes no prisoners!
VAN WINKLE: (FRIGHTENED) yes…..well…… er….. Right this way gentlemen!
WIN KIE: But Mr Van Winkle I’ve been saving up my piggy bank for some Lego! (THEY EXIT LEFT)
WARTY: No sign of him yet Captain.
PIRATES: Ahhh (DOG ENTERS RIGHT)
THERE IS A TABLE AND THREE CHAIRS CENTRE STAGE
DADDY BEAR: Lovely Day Mummy Bear. You can’t beat this time of day early morning.
MUMMY BEAR: Lovely day Daddy Bear, and it’s time for your porridge.
DADDY BEAR: Thank you Mummy Bear (DISHES OUT THE PORRIDGE)
MUMMY BEAR: Right then Baby Bear, time for your porridge (GOES TO DISH OUT THE PORRIDGE)
BABY BEAR: But I don’t want Porridge, I always have porridge.
MUMMY BEAR: I’ll get your honey then.
BABY BEAR: I don’t want honey………. I want a boiled egg. (ALL STOP AND STARE AT BABY BEAR)
DADDY BEAR: A boiled egg?
MUMMY BEAR : A boiled egg! Baby Bears do not have a boiled eggs for breakfast .
BABY BEAR: (STAMPING FOOT IN A TANTRUM) But I want one! You never give me what I want!
DADDY BEAR: Well Mummy Bear if he wants an egg perhaps you had better boil baby bear an egg.
MUMMY BEAR : Oh right then daddy bear, it will just take three minutes .
BABY BEAR: Is my egg ready yet?
MUMMY BEAR : No Baby bear I said it will take three minutes.
BABY BEAR: But I want it now!
MUMMY BEAR: You just have to wait Baby Bear.
BABY BEAR: Is my egg ready yet?
MUMMY BEAR: Nearly Baby Bear you need to wait a little while longer .
BABY BEAR: I can’t wait I am so hungry! My tummy is grumbling. Is my egg ready yet?
DADDY BEAR: Mummy Bear is cooking at as quickly as she can Baby Bear it won’t be long.
BABY BEAR: Is my egg ready yet?
MUMMY BEAR: Coming Baby Bear, here you are.
BABY BEAR: I don’t want a boiled egg I want a poached egg now.
MUMMY BEAR : Well I’m sorry, but you’re going to have to have a boiled one we don’t have any more eggs left.
BABY BEAR: (CRYING) ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
DADDY BEAR: Look, my porridge is very hot, let’s see if we can go and find some more eggs, I’m sure Esmeralda and the girls would have laid some more come on let’s go and see.
MUMMY BEAR: You give in to this little one too easy Daddy Bear, you’re storing up trouble for later just you see .
BABY BEAR: ( TAKING DADDY BEAR’S ARM) Thank you Daddy Bear, ( LOOKING AT MUMMY BEAR) I always knew you loved me best. ( THEY ALL EXIT LEFT GOLDILOCKS ENTERS RIGHT)
GOLDILOCKS: Hello, Hello, Daddy Bear are you here? Oh my breakfast, ( SNIFFS THE AIR) And Daddy Bear’s porridge. I’m really hungry after walking all night, I don’t think they would mind if I had just a little, (TAKES A SPOONFUL ) Oh my that’s far too hot ( MOVES TO THE NEXT ONE) Oh no that’s far too cold ( AND MOVES TO THE NEXT ONE) oh this one is just right ( EATS IT ALL UP), I’ll sit here and wait for him (SITS ) oh no this is far to hard (NEXT) this is far too soft (AND THE NEXT ONE ) But this is just right (SHE SITS ON IT BUT IT BREAKS) Oh no. I’ll just go and have a look if the bears are upstairs. (SHE EXITS RIGHT THE BEARS ENTER LEFT AGAIN)