|WITCH:||You fools! Out here and all alone,|
You’ve strayed beyond your comfort zone.
One step too far and … oops-a-daisy,
Everything is going hazy!
Memories now take their leave,
Forget that Land of Make Believe,
As from that cosy world you’re banished,
Happiness for you has vanished!
There, you see – it’s all gone wrong,
You’ll never find where you belong! (She cackles and exits SL.)
|FOOL:||(Bewildered) What’s going on? My mind’s gone blank.|
|DAME:||Nothing new there, then!|
|GIRL:||Wait – I seem to have lost my memory too!|
|BOY:||And me! … I can’t even remember who we are!|
|FOOL:||Hang on – I think we were in show biz. (Ironically to audience:) Even though you lot may not think so! … Yes – I can recall the glare of the footlights.|
|DAME:||The feel of the costumes …|
|GIRL:||The roar of the crowd …|
|BOY:||The taste of success …|
|FOOL:||The smell of the tights! (He wafts his hand under his nose.)|
|DAME:||Stop it, you numpty! … But yes, I think we were something to do with the theatre.|
|GIRL:||Perhaps we were with the Opera?|
|FOOL:||Oh, I love opera.|
|FOOL:||Yes, I never miss it – the Opera Winfrey Show! [Oprah Winfrey]|
|DAME:||Don’t be such a dipstick! … Now, let me think …|
|FOOL:||I tried that once, but it made my brain hurt!|
|DAME:||Wait! … It was pantomime!|
|GIRL:||Yes, maybe … but which one?|
|BOY:||Search me! … Oh, somebody help!|
|(Pyroflash SR and/or magical SFX as the FAIRY enters DSR in spot.)|
|FAIRY:||An evil spell the Witch has cast,|
To make you all forget your past.
But I can help you travel far,
In search of who you really are.
From Mother Goose to Puss in Boots,
I’ll take you there to find your roots,
Through pantomime with dance and song,
We’re sure to find where you belong!
|DAME:||You mean you can take us to different pantomimes?|
|GIRL:||So we can try our hand in each story?|
|FOOL:||Hey, it’ll be like the X-Factor auditions! [Or any recent TV talent show]|
|FAIRY:||So don’t delay, we must begin,|
With all our friends, I know we’ll win,
Against that wicked Witch we’ll stand,
Come start our quest through Pantoland!