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 storybook. 


NARRATOR/JESTER

Once upon a time, there were three families.  There was a family of princesses...

Princesses appear at one end of the stage.


NARRATOR/JESTER (Cont.)

...a family of knights...

Knight appear on another part of the stage.


NARRATOR/JESTER (Cont.)

...and a family of dragons.  

Dragons appear.


NARRATOR/JESTER (CONT.)

But then some fairies moved in and created all sorts of trouble.  Susie Sally Sassafras was the worst of all.


SUSIE

Peace is boring.

Other fairy nods.


SUSIE (CONT.)

Let's make things a little more interesting.

Susie and little fairy fly up to a little dragon who is playing with something pretty.


LITTLE DRAGON

I love pretty things.


SUSIE

Those things are ok.  But do you know who has prettier things than that?


LITTLE DRAGON

Who?


SUSIE

The princesses.

Susie throws fairy dust on the Little Dragon who sneezes. 


LITTLE DRAGON

Ah-chew!


SUSIE

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


NARRATOR/JESTER

The little dragon sneaked into the caste and took one of the princess's pretty things. 


LITTLE DRAGON

I love it!


PRINCESS 4

She took my pretty thing!  Waaa!


LITTLE DRAGON

Ha! Ha!

The little dragon sneaks away.  The princesses cry. Susie throws fairy dust on them.


SUSIE

You will take back your pretty thing and take all the dragon's treasure.

Princess Rose sneezes and then looks mad.


PRINCESS ROSE

Aw-chew!  Don't worry.  We'll get your pretty thing back.

Princesses skip up to a cave.


PRINCESS ROSE

Okay, now you go inside and get the pretty thing back. 


PRINCESS LILY

Okay.


PRINCESS ROSE

Wait. And take all their other treasure too.


PRINCESS LILY

No.


PRINCESS ROSE

I dare you.


PRINCESS LILY

No.


PRINCESS ROSE

I double dare you.


PRINCESS LILY

No.


PRINCESS ROSE

I triple dragon dare you.

Princesses look shocked. 


NARRATOR/JESTER

There's no way she could resist a triple dragon dare you.


PRINCESS LILY

Fine. But I get half the treasure.


PRINCESS ROSE

Deal.

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.)

Oooops.

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 treasure.


NARRATOR/JESTER

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 end.


PRINCESS ROSE

Will this ever end?


KING TORTOISE

We'll help you.


NARRATOR/JESTER

The knights of the round turtle!  There was their leader King Tortoise who slowed everyone in their tracks.

King Tortoise appears in grand fashion.


NARRATOR/JESTER

And Nighty Knight who put his enemies to sleep.

Nighty Knight swings his sword and puts himself to sleep.


NARRATOR/JESTER

The Knight of Fire who holds the flaming sword forged in the fire of Mount Wannahockaloogie.

Fire knight pulls out a glowing sword.


NARRATOR/JESTER

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. 


KNIGHT 3

I dare you to stick your hand in that shark's mouth.


HOOK

Okay.

Hook reaching down and loses him hand.  All the knights stand together.


NARRATOR/JESTER

And some other knights who will be named at a later time.

These knights wave.


NARRATOR/JESTER (CONT.)

All the knights were quite angry about the dragons destroying the castles.


KING TORTOISE

We are quite angry.

Other knight shout in agreement.


HOOK

But how can we stop the dragons?


KNIGHT 2

We must stab them in the foot with the horn of a jackalope.


KNIGHT 3

Where are we going to find a jackalope?


KING TORTOISE

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.


PRINCESS ROSE

Stop!


FIRE KNIGHT

What?


PRINCESS ROSE

You can't destroy this poor little innocent creature.


KNIGHT 2

Why not?


PRINCESS ROSE

Because he is soooo cuuuuute.


NIGHTY KNIGHT

Stand aside.


PRINCESS LILY

Never!   We are princesses and you knights must do whatever we say, right?


KNIGHT 4

Well... I guess so.


PRINCESS LILY

We command you to be friends with this little creature.


FIRE KNIGHT

What?!


PRINCESS LILY

Swear it!


KNIGHT 2

Fine, fine.  Whatever. 


KNIGHTS

We swear it.


PRINCESS ROSE

Good.  Farewell little rabbit... thing.

Princesses skip away.  Knights all grumble. 


NIGHTY KNIGHT

He is kind of cute.

One knight reaches out to the jackalopes but it bites his finger.  Knights look at each other.  They yell and chase the jackalopes.


KNIGHT 5

Get him!


KNIGHTS

Ahhhh!

Knights run after jackalope. 






PRINCESS ROSE

Wait!


FIRE KNIGHT 1

What?


PRINCESS ROSE

There must be another way.


KNIGHT 2

No... nothing else can defeat the dragons.


PRINCESS LILY

Yes, there is another way.


PRINCESS ROSE

We need help.  We need magic.

Magicians appears.


MAGICIAN 1

Did someone say... magic!


PRINCESS LILY

Who are you?


MAGICIAN 2

We are magicians.

Magician reaches behind her ear and produces a coin.  Knights clap excitedly.


KNIGHT 3

Amazing.


PRINCESS ROSE

Big deal. 


MAGICIAN 1

How about this?

Magician 2 pulls out a deck of cards.


MAGICIAN 2

Pick a card.  Any card.

Princess Rose rolls her eyes.  A knight goes up and picks one. 


MAGICIAN 2 (CONT.)

Is that the... (names card knight is holding).


KNIGHT 1

It is!

Knights all clap happily.


PRINCESS ROSE

Give me a break.  That's not magic.

MAGICIAN 1

How about this?

Magician take his/her hat and waves hand over it.


MAGICIAN 3

Abra cadabra.

Magician 3 pulls a jackalope from the hat.


KNIGHT 2

Oh, no.


NIGHTY KNIGHT

It's... it's...


KNIGHTS

A jackalope!

Jackalope takes off.  The knights chase after jackalope.


KNIGHT (CONT.)

Get him!  Ahhhh!

Princess Rose sighs.


PRINCESS ROSE

Oh, great. 

Princess Lily starts crying.


PRINCESS LILY

Now we don't have any knights to defeat the dragons.

Princess Rose breaks down crying too and they hug.


MAGICIAN 1

Dragons eh?  I have just the thing you need. 


PRINCESS ROSE

You do?


MAGICIAN 2

We know their weakness.


PRINCESS LILY

You do?

Magician 3 makes a block of cheese appear.


MAGICIAN 3

Cheese!


PRINCESS ROSE

You've got to be kidding.


MAGICIAN

All dragons are lactose intolerant.


PRINCESS LILY

I see.

Princess Rose and Magician appear and sneak up with Tacos.  Rose looks at the block of cheese.


PRINCESS LILY

We need a knife.

Knights enter.


MAGICIAN 1

Will some hurry up and cut the cheese?

Knights cut the cheese with their swords.  Princess Rose puts it on the tacos.  More dragon roaring.  They hide.





DRAGON KING

Somebody brought us tacos.


LITTLE DRAGON

Yum, yum!


DRAGON KING

Wait!  What's this?  Cheese! 


Dragons choke and fall down.  A couple of knights go up and look at the dragons on the ground.


KNIGHT #3

Did we kill them?


DRAGON KING

No, we just have bad tummy ache.


LITTLE DRAGON

Oooowwwwww!


MAGICIAN 1

We'll give you the magic drink if you promise to never take another pretty thing.


DRAGONS

We promise.

Magician pulls out can of ginger ale or sprite.


MAGICIAN 2

Let me shake it up for you.  


MAGICIAN 1

Wait.  What is this on the baby dragon?  


MAGICIAN 2

Fairy dust!


MAGICIAN 1

It's on Princess Rose too!


MAGICIAN 2

So the fairies are behind all the problem.

Fairies appear.


SUSIE

That's right.  What are you going to do about it?


MAGICIAN 1

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.


SUSIE

Let us out!


MAGICIAN 2

Only if you promise to be good.


SUSIE

We promise.

She crosses her fingers and other fairies laugh.  Magician lets them out.  They laugh. 


NARRATOR/JESTER

All was well in the kingdom again, until one day, Susie Sally Sassafras got bored again.


SUSIE

I'm bored.  Wouldn't it be funny if everyone couldn't stop dancing?

Jester plays flute.  All the characters dance to the music.

END OF PLAY


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