Dragon Trouble (a free children's play script) by D. M. Larson from Freedrama.net
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Jester appears on the stage
and he is playing a happy tune on his flute (this can be pre-recorded and he
can pantomime playing). He can appear inside a cutout of a giant
Once upon a time, there were
three families. There was
a family of princesses...
Princesses appear at one end of
...a family of knights...
Knight appear on another part of
...and a family of
But then some fairies moved in and created all
sorts of trouble. Susie Sally Sassafras was the worst of all.
Peace is boring.
Other fairy nods.
Let's make things a little more interesting.
Susie and little fairy fly up to a little dragon who is playing with something pretty.
I love pretty things.
Those things are ok. But do you know who has prettier
things than that?
Susie throws fairy dust on the Little Dragon who
That fairy dust will put you under my spell. You
will go to the castle and take the pretty things from the princesses.
The little fairy laughs.
Little Dragon SNEAKS inside CASTLE
The little dragon sneaked into the caste and took one of the
princess's pretty things.
I love it!
She took my pretty thing! Waaa!
The little dragon sneaks away. The princesses cry.
throws fairy dust on them.
You will take back your pretty thing and take all the
Princess Rose sneezes and then looks mad.
Aw-chew! Don't worry. We'll get your pretty thing
Princesses skip up to a cave.
Okay, now you go inside and get the pretty thing back.
Wait. And take all their other treasure too.
I dare you.
I double dare you.
I triple dragon dare you.
Princesses look shocked.
There's no way she could resist a triple dragon dare you.
Fine. But I get half the treasure.
Princess Lily goes in and sneaks up to dragon.
Dragons stir. She tries not to be afraid. She finds something
pretty, grabs it and comes out.
PRINCESS ROSE (Cont.)
I love it!
Dragons hear this and roar.
PRINCESS ROSE (CONT.)
Princesses run and hide behind a little cardboard/paper
castle. Dragons tear up their castle during the
following. Knights try fighting dragons. Princesses take more
The dragons were mad at the
princesses and burned down their castle. The princesses took more
treasure so they could afford to
buy another castle. The dragons got mad and burned that castle too.
It never seemed to
Will this ever end?
We'll help you.
The knights of the round turtle! There was their leader
who slowed everyone in their tracks.
King Tortoise appears in grand fashion.
And Nighty Knight who put his enemies to sleep.
Nighty Knight swings his sword and puts himself to sleep.
The Knight of Fire who holds the flaming sword forged in the
fire of Mount Wannahockaloogie.
Fire knight pulls out a glowing sword.
And finally there was Sir Hook... the knight who lost his hand to a shark on a dare...
Cut to Sir Hook and another knight in a boat.
I dare you to stick your hand in that shark's mouth.
Hook reaching down and loses him hand. All the knights
And some other knights who will be named at a later time.
These knights wave.
All the knights were quite angry about the dragons destroying
We are quite angry.
Other knight shout in agreement.
But how can we stop the dragons?
We must stab them in the foot with the horn of a jackalope.
Where are we going to find a jackalope?
Follow me. I know where the foul beasts reside.
A jackalope comes out near a trail. Knights
charge. Jackalope looks at them. Then princesses appear the other
way skipping happily along. Jackalope turns to look at them.
Knights charge, jackalope looks, princesses skip. The knights reach the
jackalope and are about the do it in when the princesses jump in the way.
You can't destroy this poor little innocent creature.
Because he is soooo cuuuuute.
Never! We are princesses and you knights must do whatever we say, right?
Well... I guess so.
We command you to be friends with this little creature.
Fine, fine. Whatever.
We swear it.
Good. Farewell little rabbit... thing.
Princesses skip away. Knights all grumble.
He is kind of cute.
reaches out to the jackalopes but it bites his finger. Knights
look at each other. They yell and chase the jackalopes.
Knights run after jackalope.
FIRE KNIGHT 1
There must be another way.
No... nothing else can defeat the dragons.
Yes, there is another way.
We need help. We need magic.
Did someone say... magic!
Who are you?
We are magicians.
Magician reaches behind her ear
and produces a coin.
Knights clap excitedly.
How about this?
Magician 2 pulls out a deck of
Pick a card. Any card.
Princess Rose rolls her
eyes. A knight goes up and
MAGICIAN 2 (CONT.)
Is that the... (names card knight
Knights all clap happily.
Give me a break. That's not
How about this?
Magician take his/her hat and
waves hand over it.
Magician 3 pulls a jackalope from
Jackalope takes off. The
knights chase after jackalope.
Get him! Ahhhh!
Princess Rose sighs.
Princess Lily starts crying.
Now we don't have any knights to
Princess Rose breaks down crying
too and they hug.
Dragons eh? I have just the
thing you need.
We know their weakness.
Magician 3 makes a block of
You've got to be kidding.
All dragons are lactose
Princess Rose and Magician appear
and sneak up with
Tacos. Rose looks at the block of cheese.
We need a knife.
Will some hurry up and cut the
Knights cut the cheese with their
swords. Princess Rose
puts it on the tacos. More dragon roaring. They hide.
Somebody brought us tacos.
Wait! What's this?
Dragons choke and fall down. A couple of knights go up
and look at the dragons on the
Did we kill them?
No, we just have bad tummy ache.
We'll give you the magic drink if you promise to never take another pretty thing.
Magician pulls out can of ginger ale or sprite.
Let me shake it up for you.
Wait. What is this on the baby dragon?
It's on Princess Rose too!
So the fairies are behind all the problem.
That's right. What are you going to do about it?
Magic box. Do your trick.
A box slides on to stage and fairies are pulled inside
it. (or it could be a pantomimed box and magicians could make it shrink)
Fairies are captured inside box. They shout and pout.
Let us out!
Only if you promise to be good.
She crosses her fingers and other fairies laugh.
Magician lets them out. They laugh.
All was well in the kingdom again, until one day, Susie Sally
Sassafras got bored again.
I'm bored. Wouldn't it be funny if everyone couldn't
Jester plays flute. All the characters dance to the music.
END OF PLAY
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