This one-act play is unique in that it is set on a canal boat on the British inland waterways. It is suitable for performance on a large or small stage and full details of set design and a props list are included in this Acting Edition.
Also included is the score of the song, Narrowboat Blues, as used in the play.
Synopsis: Tom and Bunty are spending their retirement on a canal boat, but things are not as rosy as they seem when their daughter Abby makes a surprise trip home from Spain. Andt things are not as rosy as they seem for Abby either. Thankfully, modern technology is on hand to make life easier, until it doesn't, and the local boat electrician is also on hand to help... sort of…
A caring, funny, sometimes melancholic look at narrowboat life with implications that go far beyond the immediate setting.
Casting: 2 M, 2/3 F
Roy Byrom’s new version of this classic fairy tale delightfully embraces all the key elements of the genre, from song and dance and set pieces to verbal comedy and slapstick in a subtle segue from tradition to originality.
A highly entertaining theatrical experience is guaranteed by the carefully crafted script featuring all the audience’s favourites, from the eponymous anthropomorphic protagonist famously outwitting a shape-shifting ogre to the colourful array of characters driven mercilessly by the inevitable progression of the plot line to a happy end.
This acting edition contains the complete script and full stage directions and is typeset in a practical and easy-to-read format.
Casting: Large, flexible cast