The Princess and the Pea A Princess The Princess and the Pea BeggarWoman The Princess and the Pea Butcher Baker Candle The Princess and the Pea Counsel The Princess and the Pea Edna The Princess and the Pea El Gigantico The Princess and the Pea Gotcha The Princess and the Pea Harold Meets Poverty The Princess and the Pea Hostage The Princess and the Pea Love The Princess and the Pea Marigold And Harold The Princess and the Pea Poortown The Princess and the Pea Victory

All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

The Princess and the Pea

adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Cast Size: 14 (10M, 4W)
Mother Hubbard beggar woman
Little Boy Blue shepherd boy
Peter Piper farmer
Marigold amnesiac thought to be a princess
Ned Kelly a bandit
Dick Turpin a bandit
Billy a bandit
Queen Margaret Harold’s mother
Lady Anne lady-in-waiting
Lord Ellington Minister of State
Butcher avid wrestler
Baker avid wrestler
Candlestick Maker avid wrestler
Prince Harold Queen Margaret’s son
Gerry Harold’s squire
El Gigantico a brutish wrestler
Baldric the late king
The Villagers work around the village green
The Peasants live in Poor Town
Note: The following roles may be played by the same actor
Little Boy Blue/Dick Turpin
Peter Piper/Billy
Ned Kelly/Baldric

Synopsis

Bandits have begun attacking the kingdom. The only hope for salvation lies with Prince Harold, who must wed before he can be crowned king. But Harold is more interested in wrestling than girls – even when a beautiful maiden claiming to be Princess Marigold appears at the castle. Determined to stay single, Harold devises a way to test Marigold’s qualifications using a garden pea and a stack of mattresses. Can Marigold pass the test? Will the kingdom be saved? A fun twist on a classic fairy tale.

Approximate Running Time: 55 minutes

Production History

Sleeping Beauty was first produced in 2011 by the Barter Players (Abingdon, VA),Katy Brown, Artistic Director.