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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

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Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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Beau Jest

    by Paul Reakes

Customers in Australia and New Zealand should contact David Spicer Productions


Panto Script: 'Beau Jest' by Paul Reakes

Whilst working at Mr Sweet's confectionery company Timmy Trundle is falsely accused of stealing by fellow employee Silas Slimy and having been sacked, Timmy feels compelled to run away in shame and join the Foreign Legion. The thief was actually Silas and when Mr Sweet's daughter (and Timmy's sweetheart) Honey, sets a 'honey' trap for him he admits his guilt to her, but Mr Sweet overhears and fires him.

Timmy's hapless brother Toby goes to the desert with him, but they are pursued into the desert by their distraught mum, Trudy Trundle and Honey, desperate to tell him he's not in any trouble. Also following him is the unpleasant Silas who means to get his own back.

Under the blazing sun they all encounter many amazing adventures and colourful characters, including a charismatic camel, a bullying drill sergeant, a potty professor and his daughter, a villainous slave trader and a mysterious underground lost city guarded by menacing mummies.

According to the professor the lost city is supposed to contain a hugely valuable treasure, but is this the case, and if so will they be able to keep it out of the clutches of Silas and Sergeant Scar?

It's a thrilling adventure yarn with laughter and songs along the way.


(7m, 3f, 8m/f)

  Principals (7m, 3f, 2m/f)

  • Trudy Trundle - a factory canteen worker (the Dame) (m)
  • Timmy Trundle - Trudy’s son and factory employee(Principal Boy) (m/f)
  • Toby Trundle - Trudy’s son and factory employee (m)
  • Mr Sweet - owner of the factory (m)
  • Honey Sweet - his daughter (f)
  • Silas Slimy - a jealous employee (m)
  • Captain Dubonnet - an officer in the Foreign Legion (m)
  • Sergeant Scar - an NCO in the Foreign Legion (m/f)
  • Professor Seymour Tombs - an archaeologist (m)
  • Tabitha - his daughter (f)
  • Bac-Ali - a robber chief (m)
  • High Priestess - the ruler of Zartak (f)

  Support (6m/f)

  • Abdul - a henchman/henchwoman, non-speaking (m/f)
  • Kasim - another henchman/henchwoman, non-speaking (m/f)
  • Camilla - a camel (m/f)
  • Rustic - a person from the country (m/f)
  • 2 x Mummies - scary ‘monsters’, non-speaking roles, (m/f)
Together with a Chorus of Factory Workers, Legionnaires, Robbers, Eastern Ladies, Belly Dancers and Dwellers of the Lost City of Zartak

Customers in Australia and New Zealand should contact David Spicer Productions

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