The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers
Sibling rivalry is unraveled in comic confusion of fairy tale situations in The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers. In this play Jake and his little sister Ruby are terribly bored while their harried mum tries to take a five-minute break. When Jake’s friend Tom arrives, Ruby wants to play with them and when they won’t let her she hides in a box and disappears. The play then unfolds into a world of make-believe, where mum appears as a fariy godmother (who isn’t very helpful), the big bad wolf, a giant, a witch and Prince Charming.
Brendan Murray, playwright
77 pgs. 4 female, 5 male (originally performed with 4 actors)
Originally produced by Oxfordshire Touring Theatre, UK, in 2007
Run Time: 80 minutes (Can be cut to an abridged version for competition)
Audience Recommendation: All Ages
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“A thoughtful play, which neither patronizes nor intellectualizes.” -The Stage, UK
“A charming adventure into the imaginative world of children.” -Oxford Times, UK
*Nominated for the 2008 Writers Guild of Great Britain Award*