Rumpelstiltzkin was staged at Bohunt from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February 1999.
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A very warm welcome to you all, and many thanks for supporting our
new venture into "Panto in February".
For our eighth production we have chosen the story of Rumpelstiltzkin. No, it's not the one about the Princess who lets down her long hair, that's Rapunzel. This one's about.... well, why don't you sit back and relax, while we take you somewhere west of Liphook, where the grass is green and the custard is creamy. Please join in the fun as we present to you the story of Rumpelstiltzkin.
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Our story is set in the village of Caramel in the Kingdom of
Butterscotch. The Kingdom is ruled by King Marzipan and his sister, the bossy
The King's son, Prince Florentine, is in love with Victoria, the daughter of
Dame Eccles, the mill owner with a penchant for men's trousers. And of course
Victoria loves Florentine.
Needless to say the kingdom is bankrupt and the Queen wants Florentine to marry someone rich. When the King and Queen visit the village to demand that Victoria stops chasing after Florentine, Dame Eccles is so riled that she boasts Victoria could make gold out of straw and so the Queen decides to put her to the test.
Of course with all the straw collected to make gold, there's none left for
poor old Buttercup! So the king gives the Kingdom's last five gold pieces to
Farmer Scrumpy to buy some straw from the Kingdom of Battenburg because although
Butterscotch is covered in grass, we all know you can't buy straw with grass!
Shut in the castle cellar, Victoria is suprised by Rumpelstiltzkin - it is he
that has stolen all the gold from the King and Queen and made the kingdom so
Victoria asks him to help her turn the straw into gold and he eventually agrees but asks for three precious things in payment. Victoria only has a ring that Florentine has just given her and a necklace of her grandmother's so he takes those and promises to return in a year for her most precious possession.
With the help of his sprites, Rumpelstiltzkin changes the straw into gold.
When the cellar door is unlocked the next morning, everyone is amazed.
Florentine and Victoria can now be married and the kingdom will be rich again
Meanwhile - what are those dwarves doing in this panto ? And how much longer
will Dame Eccles resist the King and will Cooper ever get his trousers back ?
It's a year later. Victoria and Florentine are married and have a
beautiful baby son called Tom.
Everyone gathers for the baptism - even the dwarves who are looking for a mine - any sort of mine - we don't mind - we're miners you see !
The King gets Dame Eccles away from Cooper for a moment and serenades her so it looks like Cooper might never get his trousers mended.
Simon arrives with a present for the baby from him (his old teddy) and from Buttercup (a cowbell !) and Victoria says Tom is the most precious thing in the world.
BANG ! Rumpelstiltzkin appears and demands the baby as the third precious thing.
After the outcry, Rumpelstiltzkin gives them all a day to find out his name and disappears.
In the Gold Mine under the Palace the dwarves have set themselves up and Dopey is discovered and chased away by Rumpelstiltzkin. Meanwhile Buttercup strays into the mine and overhears Rumpelstiltzkin and learns his name.
The next morning, everyone gathers with the names - Simon suggests some strange names like Foxglove and is told off by dame Eccles who tells him to go away.
Rumpelstiltzkin goes through them - Algenon.... No, Boniface .... No, no, no, Horatio ...ooohh I like that ... but no it's not right .... all the way down to Zeus at the end ... No No No !
Two of the three extra guesses are squandered and everyone tries to find Simon, who's left the village, so that he can tell them what Buttercup is trying to say.
Simon is found - the name is discovered - Rumpelstiltzkin vanishes and the day and the baby is saved.
The King and Queen decide to stand down and pass the crown to Florentine and Victoria, and Simon is declared Minister for the Countryside.
Well that's our version - if you were there we hope you enjoyed it.
|ACT I||ACT II||a Year Later|
|Scene 1||The Village Square||Scene 1||Prince Tom's Baptism at the Palace|
|Scene 2||Dame Eccles' Garden||Scene 2||A pathway leading to the village|
|Scene 3||The King's boudoir in the Palace||Scene 3||The Gold Mine underneath the Palace|
|Scene 4||Dame Eccles' Garden||Scene 4||Dame Eccles' Garden|
|Scene 5||The Cellar in the Palace||Scene 5||The next day in the Village Square|
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|Cast & Crew||Vanessa's Message||Synopsis||Cast & Crew||Performance
|Victoria, daughter of Dame Eccles||Kathy Carrig||Prince Florentine, son of King Marzipan||Jo Banbury|
|Rumpelstiltzkin||Jo Evans||Dame Eccles||Mick Selley|
|Queen Madeline, sister to King Marzipan||Jan Treacher-Evans||King Marzipan, brother to Queen Madeline||Steve Tarpey|
|Reverend Seedcake Tompkins||David Jenner||Farmer Scrumpy||Derek Bruce|
|Cooper, the Barrelmaker||Will Rawlings||Miss Macaroon, the School Misstress||Jackie Bruce|
|Postmistress Patsy||Mandy Godridge||Simon||Vanessa Breach|
|Town Crier||Kevin Carrig||Buttercup, the cow||Maggie Tarpey and Phill Evans|
Dream Dancers, Cowboys,
Guests at the Christening
|Sharon Anderson, Sue Calvert, Jenny Courtnage,
Don Ellis, Amanda Gowers, Lesley McCarthy, Lisa Ross,
Ruth Savage, Carol Selley, Mary West
and Trainee Flappers
|Jo's Girls - The Dancers||Bethany Breach, Catherine Bruce, Emily Courtnage, Alice Courtnage, Bekka Selly|
|Flower Girls, Miners, and
|Blair Anderson, Megan Treacher-Evans,
Hannah Ross, Katherine Savage,
Rebecca Savage, Charlotte Selley, Hannah Tarpey, Abigail West, Sally Wilson
|The Seven Vertically Challenged Miners (for reasons of copyright and, of course, political correctness)||
|MUSICIANS||Top of section||Top of Page|
|Guitars||Grahame Polley & Julian Horlock|
|CREW||Top of section||Top of Page|
|Director||Vanessa Breach||Written by||Vanessa Breach|
|Choreography||Vanessa Breach||Choreography for Jo's Girls||Jo Evans|
|Stage Manager||Ray Breach||Backstage Crew||Phill Evans,
|Lighting Crew||Kevin (Sparks) Carrig,
|Scenery & Props||Phill Evans,
cast and families
|Assisted by||Wendy Evans,
|Chorus Mistress||Carol Selley||Continuity Lady||Linda Gibbs|
|Refreshments||Sue Knight and friends||Front of House||Dennis Drysdale & friends|
|Dressing Rooms||Jennie Adams, Christine Williams, Caroline Stephenson, Therese Jordan, Angie Pawlyszyn, Rebekah White, Joanne Wilson, Paula West, Suzanne Battensby, Julie Wilson, Julie Jenner, Maggie Tarpey, Norma White|
|Treasurer||Sue Calvert||Publicity Officer||Carol Selley|
|Secretary||Jackie Bruce||Photographer||Brian Simmons|
|Poster Design||Leslie McCarthy||Programme Design||Leslie McCarthy|
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|The King`s Dream||The Queen and Dame Eccles||The King & Queen|
|The Accessories||Victoria gets a letter|
|Dame Eccles & The King||Hold on ...||Dame Eccles|
|Dame Eccles||Dame Eccles||Oh, Mother. What HAVE you done|
|Victoria and Florentine share a moment||On A Wonderful Day Like Today||Baby, Baby, Baby|
|Silence!||Curses!||The King !|
|On A Wonderful Day Like Today||The Wedding||The Glory Of Love|
|Rumpelstiltzkin returns !||The King and Queen||Queen Madeline|
|Spring, Spring, Spring||Postmistress Patsy (Mandy Godridge)||Dame Eccles|
|Baby, Baby, Baby||I never promised you ...||Baby, Baby, Baby|
|One day ...||Are they all from men ?||Caramel|
|Dame Eccles||Just in time for lunch !||Last guess...|
|Caramel||Algenon ...||Zippah Dee Do Dah|
|Pansy !||A little game||I`ve just noticed ...|
|...Algenon ...||Boniface ...||Hang on, maybe ...|
|Buttercup, do you know ...||The Adult Cast||...no, it`s not Algenon|
|If I Were Not ....|
|The Baptism||Baby, Baby, Baby||I told you ...|
|The Finale||Baby, Baby, Baby||So that`s how ...|
|Is this really necessary ?|
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|The Rumplestizkin Story||Vanessa's Message||Synopsis||Cast & Crew||Performance
Little kens our guid dame at hamewhile an Irish version has
That Whuppity Stoorie is may name !
Little does my lady wotand in Suffolk
That my name is Trit-a- Trot
Nimmy nimmy notand the Cornish have him singing
My name's Tom Tit Tot
Duffy, my lady, you'll never know - what?Other versions of the name are Trwtyn-Tratyn from Wales, Purzinigele (Austria), Ricdin-Ricdon (France), and Panczimanczi (Hungary) and the story is known in Cornwall as Duffy and the Devil or Duffy and the Buccaboo. There is a lovely version set in the Caribbean called How the Crab got his Shell.
That my name is Terrytop, Terrytop- top