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St Mary's Primary School, Bute Town, Cardiff

The Mischievous Fairy

The Mischievous Fairy
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ANNOUNCER We present the "A Mischievous Fairy" a play by Class 5, St Mary's, Bute Town.
NARRATOR: I would like to tell you a story about my mischievous granddaughter called Zelda. This is a story that is told to young fairies like yourselves all over the fairy kingdom by their parents as a warning; a warning that to meddle in other people's business only leads to trouble and strife. Now sit back all of you, make yourselves comfortable and listen carefully. Are you ready?
Mischievous Fairy
CHILDREN Yes we are.
WIND AND WIND CHIMES
NARRATOR: It was not so long ago when Zelda was sitting on her cloud minding her own business. She had been there for nearly two hundred years and was now almost a grown up. One morning Zelda woke up and everything was different. She felt zingy, she felt springy, in fact she felt positively tingly. The reason for this sudden change? Well the delivery of her magic powers, of course.
ZELDA: I'm sick of sitting on this cloud. I wish something exciting would happen. It's so boring. I need to have some fun. I've got an idea. I think I'll put my magical powers to some use. I'm sure I'll think of something. I'm out of here
NARRATOR: And with that Zelda had the most mischievous idea ever.
ZELDA: I think I'll play those silly humans on earth a visit. I could have lots of fun playing magical tricks on them.
MAGIC NOISE
NARRATOR: So off Zelda flew, down through the sky towards the earth
ZELDA'S NAUGHTY LAUGHTER
NARRATOR: Laughing like she's never laughed before
ZELDA: Huh, this'll be real fun. Hah, I can see Bob the butcher. He's always nasty and mean to his customers, I think I'll teach him a little lesson.
CHILDREN: What happened next? Quickly, tell us!
NARRATOR: Zelda got straight down to business. She spotted a huge dog pound across the road from Bob's shop. She clicked her finger.

(SOUND EFFECT OF DOGS BARKING)

And out ran all the dogs.

(CHILDREN MAKE BARKING SOUNDS)

Straight into Bob the Butcher's shop.

(SOUND EFFECTS OF DOGS EATING MEAT)

Eating all his meat and juicy sausages. They even jumped all over poor Bob. He shouted at Zelda.
BOB THE BUTCHER: I'll get you one day and when I do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
CHILDREN IN UNISON: And off Zelda flew as fast as she could, laughing like she'd never laughed before.

(SHIMMERING SOUND)
ZELDA: This is great fun. What can I do now? There's my next victim - a Baker, carrying two delicious cream buns.
NARRATOR: Zelda flew up into the air and clicked her fingers.
CHILDREN IN UNISON: What happened next?
NARRATOR: As the Baker turned to look up at what had flown past him

(SQUISHY PLOP SOUND)

The buns fell with a large plop onto his face.
BAKER: I'll get you one day and when I do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp
CHILDREN IN UNISON: And off Zelda flew as fast as she could, laughing like she'd never laughed before.

(SHIMMERING SOUND)
ZELDA What a laugh! What shall I do now? Oh, look a nice young couple in love.
YOUNG COUPLE: Mmmm!

(KISSING SOUNDS)
NARRATOR: Then with a turn of her head and a flick of her fingers, it was then Zelda had glued the couple together.
YOUNG COUPLE: (SPEAKING THROUGH GLUED LIPS) We'll get you one day and when we do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
CHILDREN IN UNISON: And off Zelda flew as fast as she could, laughing like she'd never laughed before.

(SHIMMERING SOUND)
NARRATOR: As she flew through the air she overheard a conversation between the mayor and his wife.
MAYOR: Eggs for tea, dear? I really quite fancy some eggs.
MAYOR'S WIFE: Oh what a good idea, dearest. We haven't had eggs for a while.
ZELDA: Like eggs do you? Well have some on me.
NARRATOR: With that Zelda clicked her fingers and it rained eggs all over the mayor and his wife's head.
THE MAYOR: We'll get you one day and when we do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
CHILDREN IN UNISON: And off Zelda flew as fast as she could, laughing like she'd never laughed before.
NARRATOR: Zelda was having lot of fun and she didn't want to stop tormenting the humans on planet earth. As she flew around trying to spy her next victim, she heard a strange noise.

(NOISE OF DENTIST'S DRILL)

She followed the noise into a dentist's surgery.

(DENTIST'S DRILL STOPS)
DENTIST: That's your teeth looking good as new, Mrs Morgan. I think you'll be pleased with the job, I've done. Let me just get you a mirror.
NARRATOR: Zelda clicked her fingers.

(NOISE OF TEETH FALLING ONTO THE FLOOR)

And out fell all Mrs Morgan's shining white teeth onto the floor below.
MRS MORGAN: (WITH A TOOTHLESS VOICE) I'll get you one day and when I do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
CHILDREN IN UNISON: And off Zelda flew as fast as she could, laughing like she'd never laughed before.
NARRATOR: Zelda was a very mischievous fairy and still hadn't had enough fun. She wanted more. So as she flew, looking for some more mischief, her gaze fell upon a boy and a girl eating a bag full of sweets and cakes.
ZELDA: Look at those greedy children. In fact, they're as greedy as pink little pigs. In fact they're going to be pink little pigs.
NARRATOR: And with that Zelda clicked her fingers.

(SOUND EFFECT OF SNORTING PIGS)

And the children turned into perfect, porky, pink pigs.
CHILDREN / PIGS We'll get you one day and when we do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
NARRATOR: All this magic must have been making Zelda very tired, but she took no notice. Only one thing she wanted, and that was to keep making mischief. She decided to take a rest in a nearby tree for a few minutes. Suddenly she saw a fine gentleman, drinking a cup of tea outside a nearby cafe.
GENTLEMAN: Ooh, I'm looking forward to this tea.

(ZELDA GIGGLES)
NARRATOR: With a giggle Zelda clicked her fingers, as the man raised the cup of tea to his lips.

(SLURPING SOUND FOLLOWED BY VOCALISATION OF TRYING TO SWALLOW WIBBLY, WOBBLY JELLY)

The tea transformed into wibbly, wobbly jelly.
GENTLEMAN: I'll get you one day and when I do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
NARRATOR: By now it was mid afternoon and Zelda had been mischievous for quite some time and still she was not tired. She flew this way and that way, looking for another opportunity to play another wicked trick. Suddenly it was her who was spotted be a young boy. He must have been a rather rude young boy, because no sooner had he sighted Zelda than he stuck out his tongue and scrunched up his nose.
RUDE BOY: (TAUNTING ZELDA) Yer! Yer!
ZELDA: You'll be sorry you did that. Take that!
NARRATOR: And with a click of her fingers she fixed the boy's tongue, poking out, for all to witness.
RUDE BOY: (WITH HIS TONGUE STICKING OUT) I'll get you one day and when I do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
NARRATOR: The day was drawing to a close. People everywhere were returning from work. The streets were very crowded and Zelda flew into a nearby open window. Inside she saw lots of ladies having their hair washed.
ZELDA: Oh, I know what to do for them. I'm going to suupply these ladies with much better hair do's.
NARRATOR: And with that she clicked her fingers loudly. All the ladies' hair transformed into long, slimy strips of spaghetti.
LADIES: (SHRIEKING WITH HORROR) We'll get you one day and when we do, you'll be in big trouble you mischievous imp.
NARRATOR: By now the day was drawing to an end. The sun was setting and the light was fading. Zelda finally felt a bit sleepy, so off she flew to a nearby pond and settled down on a soft lily pad. Soon she had drifted into a deep sleep. On the bank of the pond, not far away several children were playing. It didn't take them long to spot Zelda sleeping soundly on a lily pad. Careful not to wake her up, they scooped their fishing net and quickly captured her within. Zelda woke up with a start and shouted:
ZELDA: What are you doing? Are you trying to harm a poor, innocent, young fairy, who was only taking a nap and minding her own business? Please let me go.
NARRATOR: But these children were mischievous children and enjoyed playing tricks on others.
CHILDREN: We won't let you go. We want to have some fun.

(THEY LAUGH AND JEER)
ZELDA: You'll be sorry if you try to harm me. For I am a fairy with magical powers.

(CLICK OF FINGERS)

I could play a nasty trick on you.
NARRATOR: And with that Zelda clicked her fingers.

(CLICK OF FINGERS)

She clicked them again
ZELDA: Oh, drat!
NARRATOR: But this time nothing happened. Zelda didn't know that her powers would only last for one day. Now she'd have to wait another two hundred years for the next magical fairy day.

(CHILDREN LAUGH)

The children laughed like they'd never laughed before. And laughed some more.
ZELDA: Let me go. Let me go. I don't like these tricks. I don't like mischievous tricks.
NARRATOR: Zelda cried and cried. But it made no difference to the mischievous children. They place her inside a large jam jar and stuck down the lid. There she stayed for two hundred years. I am sure she will have plenty of time to think of all the mischievous things she did. Maybe even wonder to herself, "Was it all really worth it?"

These were all the naughty tricks that the children of St. Mary's could dream up. We had a lot of fun with sound effects and some creative vocalizations, like squeaking, grunting pigs, the dogs gobbling up Bob's sausages, squidgy pies being dropped on the baker's face and eggs on to the mayor's head and tea turning into jelly. Speaking with lips glued together, having lost all their teeth and with tongue poking out was a challenge for the children. The sound effects of teeth falling into a basin were graphic, while the jam jar where Zelda spent the next two hundred years was a a good acoustic.

The greatest magic however was to see how joy and confidence the children gained from this exercise.

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