When the big, bad Wolf is the principal of a high school, the only chance to save the school arts program is the new substitute drama teacher – the fabulous Fairy Godfather!

Take all your classic fairy tale characters and flip them on their heads in this magical new comedy by one of Bayside’s most talented emerging writers. Will the new ugly duckling student and the school champ get expelled for following their dreams? Can the rebellious, tough-talking princess save the day? Is there ever really such a thing as too much glitter?

  • pantomime, comedy
  • 140
  • 12 total
  • 7 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • young people
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages
  • Australian Script Centre


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Fred Sparkles

Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 52

EXTRACT: The end of year production was my biggest project. Oh, I was an ambitious, naïve young teacher! The students would perform Grease, as is the high school tradition. But was I content with your typical production? The cardboard sets, the home-made costumes? Cameos by physical education teachers? Not I! I demanded the performance be of a professional, magical standard; I demanded all the glory that could be got from Sandy and Danny! The power went to my head. I became the monster I'd always detested; someone who cares what the critics say … in a way, I doomed us all.

Miss Woldolfa

Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 11

EXTRACT: (Once again breaking character). I find that the best way to encourage students is by starting the school year with a rousing motivational speech. (Back into character). You are lumps of unformed, unprofitable clay but, mark my words, if I have to huff and puff till my lungs pop out, I will mould you into something useful! (Pause. She straightens herself out again). So students, as it is the beginning of the school year, it is time once more to remind you of the school rules.

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