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Orcadian Folk Tale Comedy : large mixed cast - doubling and trebling possible - Assipattle, Fingal, Tormod, Torquil, Freya, Mother, Father, The Deemster, King Magnus, Fergus, Princess Gemdelovely, The Bailie, The Minister, First Fisherman, Second Fisherman, Queen Beitris, Black Murdo, Wee Man, Timid Woman, Wee Woman, Loud Woman, First Lassie, Second Lassie, Third Lassie, First Champion, Second Champion, Third Champion, Servants (n/s), Courtiers (n/s), Sacrificial Maidens (n/s)

“…parts the actors can really get their teeth into…” (Literary Director, Traverse Theatre)

" fun and excitement..." (Glenrothes Gazette)

When a ferocious sea-monster threatens the kingdom, evil Queen Beitris and Murdo the Sorceror plot to have Princess Gemdelovely sacrificed to the creature. Timid Assipattle determines to rescue her - and to the amazement of his family, he succeeds.

Full-length version of the one act play "Assipattle and the Stoorworm" which is published by Spotlight Publications.

Spotlight Publications ISBN : 978-1-907307-52-2



Comedy : large mixed cast - doubling, trebling and quadrupling - Stage Manager, Stage Crew, Merlin, Rowland, Burd Ellen, Guinevere, Sir Chancelot, Sir Dancelot, Sir Prancelot, Turvey, Topsy, Gorm, Glum, Elfin King, Herdsman, Cowherd, Shepherd, Sheepdog, Swineherd, Henwife, Cockerel, Burd Ellen's Shadow, Knights, Courtiers, Elves, Horses, Cows, Sheep, Pigs, Hens

'fantasy, frivolity and family fun' (Fife Today)

When Burd Ellen mysteriously disappears, her brothes Childe Rowland consults the wizard Merlin, who suspects that Ellen has been spirited away by Elves. Rowland sets out on a perilous - and hilarious - journey to the Dark Tower to rescue his sister. Aftera series of very odd encounters in the Land of Faery, Rowland comes face to face with the awesome King of Elfland. Needless to say, Rowland saves the day - he is the hero after all. A full-length version of Ron Nicol's award-winning one act play 'The Spiriting of Burd Ellen' - see Plays for Young People.

'Childe Rowland' can be performed with or without songs. If required, a score containing original music and lyrics written by Barbara Tulloch is available separately from Spotlight Publications.

Spotlight Publications   ISBN 978 1 904930 95 6



Large mixed cast - doubling, trebling and quadrupling possible.

"...innovative treatment of a well-loved story...accessible to every size of society and venue." (Amateur Stage)

Productions in Britain and the USA

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens favourite. Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Glimpses of his past life, visits to the happy households of his clerk and his nephew, and fearful visions of the future make him change his miserable nature.

Spotlight Publications   ISBN 978 1 904930 34 4



Comedy : 5m 8f 2m/f variable - can be 4m 6f with doubling & trebling.

"great entertainment ... funny and frightening, but not too frightening" (Glenrothes Gazette)

Loosely based on Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania and meets the Count and other strange occupants of Castle Dracula. He returns to England a changed man and marries Mina Murray. Then Mina's friend Lucy Westenra mysteriously becomes ill, and Doctor van Helsing, a specialist in obscure diseases is sent for. Meanwhile, Count Dracula has arrived in England...

New Theatre Publications   ISBN 978 1 84094 300 4



Comedy : large mixed cast - Molly, Mavis, Maisie, Olga, The Ogre's Wife, Granny Ogre, the Ogre, Prince Wilfrid, King Walter, Balderdash, Cuthbert, Queen Wilhelmina, the Queen Mother, Lady-in-Waiting, Courtiers

When Prince Wilfrid falls in love with bold and clever Molly Whuppie, King Walter has better things in mind for his son. He challenges Molly to steal the Ogre's sword, purse and ring of power, hoping she'll become the Ogre's favourite meal - little girlie grilled on toast! All ends happily of course - except for the Ogre! A full-length version of Ron Nicol's award-winning one act play "Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Ogre" - see Plays for Young People.

'Molly Whuppie' can be performed with or without songs. If required, a score containing original music and lyrics written by Barbara Tulloch is available separately from Spotlight Publications.

Spotlight Publications   ISBN 978 0 9560209 6 3



Large mixed cast : doubling and trebling possible.

115 productions in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and Hong Kong (also available in a Dutch translation - see below)

"our audiences were entranced..." (Ottershaw Players); "a magical dramatisation" (Stourbridge News); "a new and exciting version of the classic fairy tale" (Chads Theatre); "a delight for family audiences" (Scene One); "spellbinding" (Lowestoft Journal); "magic ... really captivated the audience" (Highbury Players); "sell out audiences" (Everyman Theatre); "a fairy-tale treat" (Arts Archive); "really cool" (Huntingdon Youth Theatre)

"THE SNOW QUEEN" was Samuel French's Play of the Week 30 January 2014

An adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen favourite. Gerda searches for her friend Kai when he's kidnapped by the Snow Queen. With the help of a Crow and a Reindeer, she travels to the far North and confronts the Queen in her ice palace.

Samuel French Ltd   ISBN: 978 0 573 16503 0

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Naar een verhaal van Hans Christian Andersen bewerkt door Ron Nicol.                                                    A Dutch edition of 'The Snow Queen' published in the Netherlands by Toneeluitgeverij Vink B.V., Alkmaar, Netherlands

Poster design by Regina McCormick for the February 2004 production of "The Snow Queen" at Piedmont College Theatre, Demorest, Georgia, USA.



Drama : 4f 1m 1m(n/s) - Fay, Hester, Carrie, Giles, Roberta, Father

The Dunstans meet for a rare family reunion at the request of their father, now aged 80. During a an afternoon fraught with accusations, arguments, regrets and recriminations they look back on their childhood, reveal their best-kept secrets, confront their failures and deal with their father’s unexpected and suspicious death.

Silvermoon Publishing ISBN 978-1-910457-15-3

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