Setting the Scene

Once Upon A Time, (in 1907 to be exact) young Prince Hal and his cousin, Freddie, happily play dragons and heroes. When their nanny interrupts them to tell a story about the lost kingdom of Splendora and a beautiful princess – a story young Hal will remember for the rest of his life.

Splendora, 500 years earlier is, a happy town, ready to welcome a royal baby. The Queen Mother distributes christening invitations to the townsfolk.

But not everyone has been invited! When Nefaeria, the wicked fairy, finds out that she has been excluded from the royal celebration, she plots a terrible revenge. In the pres­ence of the nobles and the townsfolk, Nefaeria curses the baby princess, but all is not lost because one good fairy can change the curse.

The second act opens in 1925. Prince Hal, now a young man, is still haunted by the story of the princess and vows to find her one-day. The princess trapped in time, waits for the kiss that will awaken her from her slumber.

Can the good fairies bring together the princess and her prince, born 500 years apart? Will Nefaeria’s curse kill the princess?

Scenes and Songs

Act 1

Prologue “Hal’s”Bedroom, 1907 – Prince & Freddie

Scene 1: The Kingdom of Splendora, early 1400‘s

Who Will Buy? – Company

If I Had Money To Burn – Dame & Company

When You’re Good To Evil – Nefaeria

Scene 2: Happy Families

Easier To Love – Queen & King

Scene 3: The Christening Party

The Royal Baby Show – Company

The Blessing – Bluebell & Tulip

Daffodil’s Blessing – Daffodil

Be Back Soon! – Good Fairies / King / Queen / Dame & Company

Scene 4: Splendora -18 Years Later – Nefaeria & Mirror

Scene 5: Queenie ‘s Cottage

Once Upon A Dream – Beauty

Scene 6: A Bedroom In The Palace

But Not For Me – Beauty

Two People In Love – Beauty & Prince

So Long, Farewell – Good Fairies & Company

Scene 7: “Hal’s” Bedroom, early 1920’s

Act 2

Prologue -1920’s – Bluebell / Tulip & Daffodil

Scene 1: A Night Club (1925)

It’s 1925! – Company

I Hear Singing – Prince & Freddie

I Hear Singing (Reprise) – Gwendolyn & Freddie

Tonight’s The Night – Company

Scene 2: Slendora

Comical Guard Routine – Sweeny & Todd

Anything Goes! – Good Fairies / Gwendolyn / Freddie & Company

Scene 3: The Kiss

Stiff Upper Lip! – Freddie / Gwendolyn / Sweeny & Todd

Once Upon A Dream (Reprise) – King / Queen / Prince / Beauty & Company

Never! – Nefaeria & Company

Happy Ending – Company

Songsheet

I Want To Be Happy – Dame / Prime Minister / Sweeny & Todd

Finale – The Palace – Todd

Gee It’s Good To See You – Dame & Company

The Production team

  • Director – Sarah hake
  • Musical Director – Alexander Rudd
  • Choreography – Ruth Huggett / Barbara Hill / Debbie Featherstone & Kaz Cockburn
  • Lighting – Dave Clarke
  • Box Office – Emma Weeks / Jill Seagroatt & Pat Hake
  • Props Manager – Emma Weeks assisted by Nigel Barefoot & Barry Pavey
  • Prompt – Leonardo Rossetti
  • Costumes – Debbie Featherstone & Barbara Hill
  • Stage Manager – Ian Caldcourt
  • Front of House – Trefor Davies
  • Set Design – David Armitt
  • Scenery – Richard Seagroatt / Barry Pavey / Nigel Barefoot / David Armitt / Nicki Parry / Debbie Featherstone / Justine Knight / Pauline Seagroatt
  • Website – Chris Cockburn
  • Publicity – Justine Knight
  • Poster & Programme – Darren JA Knight

The Cast

  • Nurse – Debbie Featherstone
  • Prince Henry “Hal” – Edward Seagroatt
  • Freddie – Richard Knight
  • Neffaeria – Kaz Cockburn
  • Sweeny – Nigel Barefoot
  • Todd – Sam leach
  • Esmeralda – “Queenie” – Barry Pavey
  • King Ogbert – Alistair Anderson
  • Queen Beatrice – Nicki Parry
  • Bluebell – Kathryn Mabey
  • Tulip – Barbara Hill
  • Daffodil – Angela Wood
  • Mirror – Debbie Featherstone
  • Beauty (Princess Aerial) – Justine Knight
  • Gwendolyn – Pauline Seagroatt
  • Prime Minister – Richard Seagroatt
  • The Chorus – Jude Figueira / John White / Debbie Featherstone / Charlotte Knell / Darren JA Knight
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