|artwork by Maile Ware|
Once upon a time in London, "during 14 hair raising years teaching primary school", Kaye Umansky produced the play of Cinderella with children many times. Here are notes from the version she created for children and teachers everywhere to enjoy! All material is copyrighted by Kaye Umansky, yet is free for educational purposes if no money is collected.
See notes below for further info.Characters in Order of Appearance:
The Mice: Main Mouse, Swkeek, Tiptoe, Longtail, Wetnose, Snitch, and as many more as you wish!
Grabber the Cat
|art by Crossland, C.|
Buttons the Butler
Gary the Guard
Old Woman/Fairy Godmother
Courtiers and Guests
List of Scenes and their locations:
Prologue: Mouse Talk
scene 1- Poor Cinderella/ the kitchen
2-Rotten Relations/ the bedroom
3-Chance Meetings/ the wood
4-Great News!/ the kitchen
scene 1- The Transformation/ the kitchen
2-Having a Ball!/ the Palace Ballroom
3- The Shoe Fits/ the kitchen
4-Happy Ever After/ front of stage area
Play length: approx. 45 minutes
Montessori Notes: Many Montessori schools frown on fairy tales, and this is a loss. I did not have the chance to put on a Cinderella play, but during the 2009/2010 school year, my class wrote and performed a version of the Artemis myth. It was a huge success! The stag painting above is part of the scenery.