Ron Nicol Plays
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(Ron Nicol Plays)

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.

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

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)

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

"Assipattle and the Stoorworm" - a one-act version of this play, is also available.

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(Ron Nicol Plays)

When Burd Ellen mysteriously disappears, her brother 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.

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

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.

'The Spiriting of Burd Ellen', a one-act version of this play, is also available.

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(Ron Nicol Plays)

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!

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.

"Molly Whuppie and the Double-Faced Ogre", a one-act version of this play, is also available

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(Samuel French Ltd)

140 productions in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and Hong Kong

Large mixed cast : doubling and trebling possible.


"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)

(An abridged one-act version is now available as a printed manuscriapt)

"The Snow Queen" was Samuel French's Play of the Week 30 January 2014

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(Stagescripts Ltd.)

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.


(Formerly published by Silvermoon Publishing - now dissolved)

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