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Jim Sperinck

JIM SPERINCK  

Nationality:    English
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More than thirty years experience in all areas of the stage. Very popular writer for amateur and professional stage. Many award winning plays and pantomimes etc., included here.

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Aladdin         Babes in the Wood         Canterbury Tales Panto         Cinderella         Devil May Care         Dick Whittington         Don Quixote         Dracula (The Panto)         Hickory Dickory and the Super Bug         Holiday Snaps         Holmes Sweet Holmes         Humpty Dumpty         Jekyll in Hiding         Lovelace Legacy, The         Mother Goose         Panto at the OK Corral         Pompeii Panto, The         Red Riding Hood         Robinson Crusoe         Sherlock Holmes And The Strange Case Of The Ruanian Accession         Sinbad the Sailor (Arabian Nights Panto)         Three Men in a Boat         Treasure Island



Aladdin

Synopsis:
Newly revised. Strong, popular script. Meet sprightly Aladdin, evil Abanazar, a rascally Genie, frantic Widow Twankey, lovable Wishee Washee, and many more as the Twankey family career from poverty to riches and back again, and from the laundry to a palace - and even inside the lamp!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-25-2

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  15

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Babes in the Wood

Synopsis:
The Babes are forced into the woods by their wicked uncle, the Sheriff of Nottingham, but Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Nurse Nightingale etc., see that all ends well. Great comedy in this fun script from leading panto writer!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-35-X

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  16

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Canterbury Tales Panto

Synopsis:
Unique, yet truly traditional, pantomime based on characters and stories from the original 'Canterbury Tales' by Geoffrey Chaucer. King Harry announces a hunt for a magic story, with the hand of his daughter, Alisoun, as the prize. The young Squire sets out, meeting danger, rivalry, magic and opposition on the way, to seek out the story and to win his beloved. A hilarious romp.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-55-4

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2

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Cinderella

Synopsis:
Great script. Baroness Boracic-Lint wants to marry one of her daughters to Prince Charming and restore the family fortune. Fairy Godmother, assisted (or hindered?) by her junior, Penny Peace, has other plans. Meet the incompetent decorators; Short, Back and Sides. Hundreds of performances.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-86-4

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  16

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Devil May Care

Synopsis:
New for 2005. One-act play. Successful TV cook, Simon, is happily preparing for his 45th birthday party when a mysterious stranger arrives who seems to know all about his past, and makes him an offer he'd like to refuse, but can he?

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-904416-57-8

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Genre:
Play - One Act, Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dick Whittington

Synopsis:
A firm favourite from this leading pantomime author! With the theme; 'Love is the key that opens every door'. Splendid adventures at Fitzwarren's Store, on board the Saucy Sal, and in the Sultan of Morocco's Palace. King Rat, helped by bewitched Idle Jack, conspires to disgrace Dick, but Fairy Rosebud has other ideas. You'll love the antics of Dame Suett, Captain Barnacle and his mate, Shipshape.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-40-6

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  19

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Don Quixote

Synopsis:
Full-length, easily staged, adaptation of Cervantes great classic adventure. Don Quixote and faithful squire, Sancho Panza, ride again in all their hilarious adventures in this carefully organised script that captures the most famous moments of the original. Can, if required, be staged as a dramatic reading - then all you require are three stools and three music stands!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-05-8

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dracula (The Panto)

Synopsis:
Best seller! Dracula seeks a new bride, Sonia, daughter of innkeeper, Rosie Glow. Werewolf butler, Boris, tries to fetch her, but fails. Cooks, Steak and Kidney, are sent to help before Fairy Garlic intercedes. Surprises await the vampire until hero Richard imposes a cure for Dracula. Plenty of fun 'business' in this delightful romp.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-26-6

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  11

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Hickory Dickory and the Super Bug

Synopsis:
New Year celebrations in Old King Cole's Nurseryland are interrupted by evil Green Witch Meantime. She gets Super Bug, Virus, (who lives on Silicon chips) and his partner, Seedy Rom, to help her stop the clocks by kidnapping Tick and Tock, assistants to Hickory, Royal Timekeeper. Can the New Year ever get under way?

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1st Published:
Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-12-0

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  15

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Holiday Snaps

Synopsis:
Five one-act plays on a holiday theme. 'Burst Tyre' (5M 3F, outside a Greek Taverna) 'In Terminal Chat' (4M 5F, set in an airport terminal) 'Holiday Snaps' (2M 2F, set in a suburban lounge) 'Taut Canvas' (2F, set in a bivouac tent) and 'Cabin Class' (3M 1F, set in the cabin of a luxury cruise liner) Popular script which allows for very flexible overall casting. Hundreds of performances! 'We rolled about laughing' Clarbeston Road Players.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-65-1

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Genre:
five interlinked 1 Act plays

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  varies with each play

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Holmes Sweet Holmes

Synopsis:
Comedy. You know about Sherlock Holmes' apartment at 221b Baker Street. Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the apartment below? Meet the bewildered Bennington-Smythes and find out. (Follow on sequel, 'Jekyll in Hiding') 'A great success. . . a triumph!' Edwin Parks, journalist. 'A machine built to arouse laughter, and extremely successful' - Colin Pinney, Festival Adjudicator. 'Excellent' Scott Marshall, GODA.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-10-4

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Genre:
Play - One Act, Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Humpty Dumpty

Synopsis:
Popular version of this story. Humpty Dumpty upsets Wilful Winnie, Wicked Witch of the West Wind who threatens to blow him from his wall. Can his friend, Hickory Dickory, save him? Or can General Blunder, Major Asset and the King's Men put him together again? Also rooting for Humpty Dumpty are; Mother Hubbard, Company Cook, Polly Flinders, Keeper of the Regimental Teapot, and a great comedy duo, Private Property and Private Parts.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-66-X

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  18

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Jekyll in Hiding

Synopsis:
One-act play picking up the story of the bewildered Bennington-Smythes as they escape from 221b Baker Street in 'Holmes Sweet Holmes'. May be performed on its own, or as a second act to the earlier play. The couple answer an ad for a flat in a quieter part of London. But will they find the peace they are seeking in the house of Dr. Jekyll?

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-15-5

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Genre:
Play - One Act, Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lovelace Legacy, The

Synopsis:
A charming full-length comedy. Aunt Edie leaves her run-down country cottage to Sarah and Peter. But when the thatcher falls through the roof, the kitchen floor collapses, and the council decide to pull it down to make way for a new motorway, they wonder if Aunt Edie has really done them any favours. Fortunately, Aunt Edie is still there to keep an eye on things!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-95-9

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Mother Goose

Synopsis:
Lots of nursery rhyme characters in this panto to delight your young audience. Goose Ermyntrude, who lays the golden eggs, is captured by Catchem and Skinnem, working for the evil Jabberwock and taken to the Moon. Can Mother Goose rescue her, and will the Man in the Moon, Idle Jack and a famous nursery rhyme be able to help?

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-16-3

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  16

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Panto at the OK Corral

Synopsis:
Last season's best-selling panto! First published cowboy panto! Hundreds of performances! Clint Westwood rides into town seeking revenge on evil Sheriff Small Holding and his deputies, Butch Casserole and the Sun-Tanned Kid. An opportunity to 'go to town' with a really unique pantomime, featuring Diamond Lil, saloon bar owner, Goldie Nuggetts, prospector, James the Jessie, Calamity Jane, Ma Winnie Pegg, Buttons and Bows, Buffalo Bill (on account of the way ah smell) and Chief Running Bare! Special feature of this script is many good character parts for women.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-46-0

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  13

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Pompeii Panto, The

Synopsis:
It had to happen! A Roman panto! A sort of cross between 'Up Pompeii' and 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum'. Nero comes to town. Bilius, a senator, decides to poison him and become emperor himself. The Dame decides to marry him, and Amnesia, the soothsayer, needs to make Bilius forget that she owes him the rent! The good news is that they each have a secret potion to do the trick. The bad news is that the potions get mixed up! Meanwhile poor Gladioli (so named by his mum because she wanted him to be a Gladiator) just tries to stay alive!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-904416-22-5

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12

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Red Riding Hood

Synopsis:
Popular, fun-packed version of this favourite story. Red Riding Hood meets the Wolf, but is rescued by Robin Hood, and marries her Prince, in spite of the efforts of a host of baddies, including; Boris Badheart, wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, and his henchmen Tough and Ruthless, plus a batty old Witch.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-00-7

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  19

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Robinson Crusoe

Synopsis:
Robinson, driven from Plymouth, finds adventure on the seas, and even under the sea, where he is helped by Queen Neptune. Finally arriving on a desert island to meet the inevitable Man (Utd) Friday, he finds a fortune and returns home rich. Lively pantomime with, great character parts, including pirate - Captain Hook Long John Silver Morgan Blackbeard!

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-45-7

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  13

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Sherlock Holmes And The Strange Case Of The Ruanian Accession

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Genre:
Drama Adventure

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Male:  16            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Sinbad the Sailor (Arabian Nights Panto)

Synopsis:
May be performed under its original title, 'An Arabian Nights Panto'. Spectacular panto idea based on characters and stories from 'Arabian Nights Fairy Tales'. Sinbad meets Ali Baba, Scheherazade, a Genie, a wicked Kaliban, a cruel Sultan, the Kalandar Prince, Omar Khayyam, Marco Polo and many others in an exciting adventure. Cast for two principal boys and two principal girls.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-75-9

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Modern

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  15

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Three Men in a Boat

Synopsis:
Many long-running successes on the professional stage. Jerome K Jerome's unique humour is well preserved in this full-length adaptation of his great classic. Three friends embark on a 'relaxing' trip up the Thames in a small boat - with hilarious results. Suitable as a dramatic reading, when only stools are required, or for easy adaptation to full stage performance. 'A delightful entertainment that should not be missed' Raeford Daniel, journalist. 'A delightful confection that touches the funnybone' Garalt Macliam, journalist.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-874009-30-9

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Genre:
Play - Full Length, Comedy

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Treasure Island

Synopsis:
Another winner from this leading writer. Dame Sally Forth, and daughter Mary, lead a quiet life at the Admiral Benbow Inn. Then Long John Silver, Captain of the 'Hispaniola', arrives in search of a map. Hilarious adventures begin which take them to Treasure Island, the Bay of Lost Pirates and on to - cases of doubloons! Great fun - a script packed with laughs.

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Jasper Publishing Ltd 1998   1-902837-70-3

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Genre:
Pantomime - Full Length, Fairy Tale (Traditional)

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12

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