Pantos and Plays


Poster for cinderella

© 2005, 2006, 2016 Richard Linley.

Pantomime in two acts. Running time: About 2.5 hours.

The classic story of a plucky, attractive, orphaned girl living an oppressed existence under the thumb of her wicked stepmother and two ugly stepsisters. With the help of her friend Buttons, a young aristocrat named Dandini, and an inexperienced but determined Fairy Godmother, she rises above her humble beginnings to marry her Prince Charming.

Music and lyrics by Michael Capon are now available for Cinderella!


Principals (in order of appearance)

  • Buttons, an old family retainer and friend of Cinderella
  • Stepmother
  • Listeria, a stepsister*
  • Influenza, another stepsister*
  • Dandini, a young nobleman and friend of Prince Charming*
  • Cinderella
  • Prince Charming
  • Fairy Godmother
  • King, Prince Charming's father
  • Queen, Prince Charming's mother
  • Major-Domo, the palace steward

*Cross-dressed character

Minor leads/cameos

  • Mrs. Bunsenburner, a sorceress and purveyor of potions
  • Headless Highwayman (a spectral being)
  • Chorus of Children

Chorus of Villagers, Servants, and Ball Guests