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Matthew Tanner, Chloe Lang and Paul Stephenson in The Delicious Revenge of Princess Ruby Slippers at Oxfordshire Theatre Company in 2007. Photo: David Fisher

The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers

Brendan Murray, playwright


77 pgs. 4 female, 5 male (originally performed with 4 actors)

Originally produced by Oxfordshire Touring Theatre, UK, in 2007

Run Time: 80 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Sibling rivalry is unraveled in comic confusion of fairy tale situations in The Delicious Revenge of Princess Rubyslippers. In this play Jake and his little sister Ruby are terribly bored while their harried mum tries to take a five-minute break. When Jake’s friend Tom arrives, Ruby wants to play with them and when they won’t let her she hides in a box and disappears. The play then unfolds into a world of make-believe, where mum appears as a fariy godmother (who isn’t very helpful), the big bad wolf, a giant, a witch and Prince Charming.

“A thoughtful play, which neither patronizes nor intellectualizes.” -The Stage, UK

“A charming adventure into the imaginative world of children.”
-Oxford Times, UK

*Nominated for the 2008 Writers Guild of Great Britain Award*

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
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