The Princess and the Pea – fourteen (14) actor version

adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Justin Tyler Lewis, Zoe Speas, & Jamal Crowelle
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  • Sam McCalla & Samuel Floyd
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  • Kelli Winn
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  • Samuel Floyd, Jamal Crowelle, & Zoe Speas
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  • Rebekah Anwyll
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  • Jamal Crowelle, Bryan Pridgen, Samuel Floyd, & Justin Tyler Lewis
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  • Samuel Floyd & Rebekah Anwyll
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  • Rebekah Anwyll & Cami Rene Philgreen
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  • Wesley Pridgen & Samuel Floyd
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  • Jenson Lavallee & Audrey Layne Crocker
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  • Samuel Floyd, Cami Rene Philgreen, Rebekah Anwyll, & Audrey Layne Crocker
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  • Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Synopsis

Bandits have begun attacking the kingdom. The only hope for salvation lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls – even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

Cast

Mother Hubbard beggar woman
Little Boy Blue shepherd boy
Peter Piper farmer
Marigold amnesiac thought to be a princess
Ned Kelly a bandit
Dick Turpin a bandit
Billy a bandit
Baldric the late king; seen in flashback
Queen Margaret Baldric's wife
Prince Harold Baldric & Margaret’s son
Lady Anne lady-in-waiting
Lord Ellington Minister of State
Butcher town butcher; avid wrestler
Baker town baker; avid wrestler
Candlestick Maker town candlestick maker; avid wrestler
Gerry Harold’s squire
El Gigantico a brutish wrestler
The Peasants live in Poor Town

Specs

Cast Size: 14 (7m, 7w) with doubling
Approximate Run Time: 55m
Number of Acts: One
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Production History

The Princess and the Pea was first produced in 2011 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA),Katy Brown, Artistic Director


Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
Little Boy Blue/Dick Turpin/Peasant
Peter Piper/Billy/Peasant
Ned Kelly/Baldric/Peasant
Butcher/Peasant
Baker/Peasant
Candlestick Maker/Peasant
Cast Size: 14 (7m, 7w) with doubling
Approximate Run Time: 55m
Number of Acts: One
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Synopsis

Bandits have begun attacking the kingdom. The only hope for salvation lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls – even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

Cast

Mother Hubbard
beggar woman
Little Boy Blue
shepherd boy
Peter Piper
farmer
Marigold
amnesiac thought to be a princess
Ned Kelly
a bandit
Dick Turpin
a bandit
Billy
a bandit
Baldric
the late king; seen in flashback
Queen Margaret
Baldric's wife
Prince Harold
Baldric & Margaret’s son
Lady Anne
lady-in-waiting
Lord Ellington
Minister of State
Butcher
town butcher; avid wrestler
Baker
town baker; avid wrestler
Candlestick Maker
town candlestick maker; avid wrestler
Gerry
Harold’s squire
El Gigantico
a brutish wrestler
The Peasants
live in Poor Town
Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:
Little Boy Blue/Dick Turpin/Peasant
Peter Piper/Billy/Peasant
Ned Kelly/Baldric/Peasant
Butcher/Peasant
Baker/Peasant
Candlestick Maker/Peasant


Production History

The Princess and the Pea was first produced in 2011 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA),Katy Brown, Artistic Director

Script Sample
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