WW


Let that be a lesson to you.

(Plumber puts spanner in same hand as plunger then fishes out a cup and a plate from pockets in his boiler suit and gives them to Ww)

WW

(She takes them)

Still dirty. Wrong cycle. Go on. Hop it.

(He hops to exit stage left)

GARRY

Do you want to give me the bottle of magic potion for Aramides?

WW

Yes (she fetches it from cave) Here you are

(Garry puts it safely in his pocket)

GARRY

Thank you

WW

Now for my wicked wand. This will end its evil power for ever (Sound effect of thunder as she takes the wand and snaps it across her knee.

Short sound effect of birds twittering and sweet music.

She walks around with (for a while) a big limp on leg on which she broke the wand)Now I'm feeling so much better

As the weight of evil slips away

Now every word and every letter

(she puts arm round Garry,

Is coming out in rhyme. Hooray!

then elves, sometimes holding

I can't wait to meet my sister

their hands)

Through the years I've really missed her

And now my evil days are done

I don't have to wear my hair in a bun

(She undoes hair from bun so it falls freely)

GARRY

Now we're friends, I'll tell you my name. I'm Garry.

WW (embarrassed)I'm Griselda

GRISELDA

Come along. Let's leave this awful place

I need to see my sister's face

And ask for her forgiveness

Let's get you home to where

All tender love and care

Await you

GARRY

How do we get home?

GRISELDA

(shrugging shoulders)

Dunno

GARRY

Oh! I remember, Fgm gave me an envelope.

(he reaches inside his pocket and takes out the envelope and opens it and reads)

'Once the WW is gone

And the magic bottle you have won

Speak the spell below without a hitch

Then wave the wand of the Ww'

GARRY AND GRISELDA AND ELVES

(together)

Oh dear!

GARRY

What are we going to do now? Your wand is broken. We're trapped in a wicked place. How will we ever be able to get home?

(Lights dim. During Griselda's speech, sound effects of wind and thunder and sound of flapping wings and bird screeching call grow louder.

Dark music.

Griselda, Garry and elves all cluster together. They all look up off stage right)

GARRY

(shouting above the noise, clustering together with frightened elves)

What is it?

GRISELDA

(also very scared)

I know who it is. Garry, tell her please

I've turned my back on evil deeds

Tell her of the words I've spoken

Tell her that my wand I've broken

Garry, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease

(Sound effects and music build louder then fade down.

Black out OR close curtains.

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ACT 2 SCENE 3 SECOND PART OF THE PUPILS SHOW - THE SCHOOL HALL

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Personal props: M Cmbt - two small stools, bunch of silk flowers off stage left.

Garry - bottle of magic potion

Fgm and Vka - stools and mugs of tea

Mr C - sparkly magic wand

Lights up.

Ronnie enters stage left. Several chorus members enter stage right)

RONNIE

Ok everybody. Interval's nearly over. Let's get into position for the start of the second half. Music please!(Music starts quietly 'Can you hear me'.

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Fgm and Vka enter right with stools and sit on them stage down right.

Vka is on stage right of Fgm.

They have with them two tea mugs from which they drink from time to time.

Tootsie, Ronnie, Millie, teachers and chorus enter, OR are revealed by opening curtains.

Chorus stays upstage. Suitable gentle choreography)

VKA

(to audience)

We've done quite a lot of our little plot

We're ready for one big leap

We'll shorten the story

And move on before ye

Start yawning and falling asleep.

Start scratching your itches

And looking for glitches

You'll find they're not buried too deep.

So we'll cut to the chase of our young people's play

A story of boy meets girl

FGM

Young love face to face has a wonderful way

Of stealing the hearts of the world

SONG - CAN YOU HEAR ME (reprise)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 27)

MILLIE

(comes down centre and sings)

Have I lost you. Have I lost you

Will I ever look again upon your face

Have I lost you. Have I lost you

Have my foolish words condemned you to your fate.(Music continues with another verse without vocals. Suitable choreography.

Follow spot comes up on Fgm and Vka, lights down to half on rest of stage.

Millie continues dance, finishing stage left.

Other cast members dance slowly in half light.

The leader of the elves enters stage right within throw of follow spot. She whispers into left ear of Fgm who has nodded off to sleep. Vka sees this and nudges Fgm at first gently. Fgm does not rouse. Vka makes exaggerated shoulder charge on Fgm. Fgm wakes with a start. Vka points to elf and mimes that the elf has a message. Fgm smiles broadly when she sees the elf and listens intently while the elf, pointing off right, gives message to Fgm's left ear. Fgm hugs the elf warmly and waves her off right.

Elf exits right.

Fgm stands up and slowly raises her left arm.

Lights come up on rest of stage. Follow spot fades out.

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Music of song 'Can You Hear Me' fades down and magic music fades in.

All cast apart from Millie, Ronnie, Tootsie, Fgm and Vka freeze.

Magic music fades out and music of song 'Can You Hear Me' fades back in.

Millie facing forwards continues dancing slowly.

The elves, holding hands in a circle round Garry, enter stage right.

When they stop, downstage elves kneel on floor.

Tootsie and Ronnie see Garry.

The rest of cast remain frozen)MILLIE (unaware, sings)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 29)

Can I reach you. Can I reach you

Will my love take wing and fly across the sea

Will it find you. Will it find you

Will it rise above the stars and set you free

GARRY

(sings)

I can hear you. I can hear you

I can hear your gentle voice both far and near

(Millie hears him and turns to him with big smile. Garry, within the circle of elves, moves to Millie. Elves form a circle holding hands round Garry and Millie. Downstage elves kneel on floor)

GARRY AND MILLIE

(sing)

And I love you. Yes I love you

I'll never let you go now you are here

I'll never let you go now you are here

Now you are here(As Garry and Millie finish the verse, music swells into another verse.

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Millie and Garry soundlessly speak to each other. Their words cannot be heard above the music. They hug and kiss. Garry and Millie mime thanking the elves.

The elves move stage right to Fgm. She thanks and hugs elves.

Elves exit stage right.

Garry hugs Tootsie and then Garry does the greeting routine with Ronnie, holding for a while a final high hand clasp with Ronnie.

Garry goes to Fgm and takes bottle of magic potion from his pocket and gives it to Fgm. She hugs him. Garry goes back to Millie.

Music dies down to a low level.

Vka passes a mug of tea to Fgm's right hand. They hold mugs up for a toast)

VKA

Good elf

FGM

Good elf(They chink mugs and drink.

Fgm, standing, slowly raises her left arm.

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Music of song 'Can You Hear Me' fades down and magic music fades in.

All cast unfreeze.

Music changes to start of Mr C's song)

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VKA

May we please have your attention

What follows is a shortened version

Of our heroes' lovely show

The plot gets thicker

The lights all flicker

(Lights dim down. Follow spot aimed to

Till we're down to just one lamp

stage left for entrance of Mr C)

It shines in all its glory upon

A dancing prancing Mr Camp

SONG - MR CAMP (Gilbert and Sullivan spoof)

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(Mr Camp enters stage left dressed as a spoof fairy godmother with a sparkly wand. He minces a few ballet steps with follow spot on him then holds a ballet pose.

Other lights come up)

MR C

(sings)

I can sing so high so low with others and alone

ALL CAST

He can sing so high so low with others and alone

MR C

I also sing sopwano, alto, tenor, bawitone

ALL CAST

He also sings sopwano, alto, tenor, bawitone

MR C

My fellow teachers think that I am weally wather stwange

ALL CAST

That's right his fellow teachers think he's weally wather stwange

MR C

And all because of my extwordinawy vocal wange

ALL CAST

Well actually it's because you really are deranged

(Music continues. Mr C does a ballet dance. Music speeds up to frantic pace which Mr C tries to keep up with, falls over, is caught by other cast members, bows to audience)

VKA

The plot of our heroes' amazing show

Takes many a curious turn

You've just seen one, now here's another

Of scandal we will learn

SONG - A SHOCKING SCHOOL SCANDAL (M Cmbt and Hm)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 34)

(Music introduction as two stools are brought on.

Ronnie and Garry, Millie and Tootsie sing while Hm and M Cmbt act out story of song)

RONNIE AND GARRY

Now it is time…to tell you about

A shocking school scandal…that needs to come out

MILLIE AND TOOTSIE

Our headmistress has….a secret admirer

(they point to M Cmbt who is preening his moustache etc, giving lecherous looks to Hm)

You think he is dire…he's an awful lot direr

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