The story of Sleeping Beauty is told through the eyes of Jack, a lowly palace sweeper. Jack was once the king's messenger but was demoted to palace sweeper after making a big mistake. When a new princess is born, Jack is sent with invites for all the fairies in the kingdom for the baby's christening. Jack is successful with most of the invitations but one. Carabasse, a bad-tempered fairy who lives in the darkest, deepest parts of the woods does not get her invitation. Jack has lost it.
Carabasse feels slighted after having not been invited. She attends the christening anyway. The good fairies, Flora and Fauna are sipping tea from specially made gold cups. Carabasse has to settle for a silver cup which angers her even more. When the fairies are called upon to deliver their gifts, Carabasse casts a spell on the new princess. The princess who has been christened Briar Rose will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel on her sixteenth nirthday and fall down dead.
However, Flora changes the spell so that the princess will only fall asleep...for a hundred years and can only be awakened by the kiss of a king's son.
The king immediately orders all the spinning wheels in the kingdom to be destroyed which of course hurts the fashion industry. As Briar Rose turns sixteen, she is locked away by the king in a tower to protect her. Briar Rose feels her father is being unfair by locking her up. Carabasse in the disguise of the royal babysitter manages to gain entry to the tower and she has brought a gift...a spinning wheel. Naturally Briar Rose pricks her finger and falls asleep. Flora, the good fairy then puts every living creature to sleep as well for a hundred years, so that when the sleeping beauty wakes up, she will again have her family and friends.
Carabasse has one more trick up her sleeve. She builds a wall of thorns that will keep all but the most courageous of princes out. A hundreed years have passed and many princes have tried to find out what was behind this imposing wall of thorns. The farmers in the surrounding countryside have heard stories of fairies and beautiful princesses but they don't explore it. One day a brave and handsome prince comes in and manages to cut his way through the thorns. Carabasse appears and they have an epic battle before Carabasse wins and is about to claim victory when Flora appears and uses Carabasse's own wicked spell to banish her from the kingdom. Without an obstacle the prince awakens the sleeping beauty with a kiss and everyone and every creature also awakes and life in the palace returns to normal.
This is a highly entertaining play, performed successfully to the enjoyment of Kingston audiences over the past two decades, and priced for families to enjoy.
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1.1 The Author (Charles Robertson) is sole owner and Author of the play of which is wholly original with the Author and has not been otherwise copied in whole part from any other work; the play and use of the play as herein contemplated do not violate, conflict with, or infringe upon any intellectual property rights of any person, firm, organization, corporation, or any other entity.
1.2 The Author (Charles Robertson)has sole and exclusive rights to enter this Agreement and has the rights authority to grant the rights granted by Author herein
2.1 The Author (Charles Robertson)hereby grants to the Producer the right to produce and present the play
3.1 In consideration for the right to produce the play, the Producer agrees to pay the Publisher (Bottle Tree Productions) $75.00 per performance. Upon payment the contract shall be considered signed.
3.2 The Producer shall not have the right to produce any additional performances of the play unless paid for.
4.1 The Producer, recognizing that the play is the exclusive creation of the Author (Charles Robertson), agrees that it will not make or permit to be made any additions, omissions and/or alterations of the play, including dialogue, and stage directions without prior written consent of the Author. Any violation of this paragraph will be sufficient cause for Author to immediately terminate all rights of the Producer hereunder.
4.2 The Producer acknowledges it is the Producers responsibility to obtain the the rights to any music mentioned in the text of the play. The granting of the rights to produce the play does not include the rights to the music mentioned in the stage directions of the play.
5.1 The Author (Charles Robertson) shall receive billing credit in all programs, posters, flyers, advertising and publicity of the play under the control of the Producer. The Author shall be accorded billing with the respect to the play on a line by itself, immediately following the title of the play. Said billing shall be in a type size no less than 50% of the size of the title. No other person receiving billing shall receive larger type than Author.
5.2 The Publisher (Bottle Tree Productions) will be sent a copy of all promotional materials as part of the agreed to contract. Any digital recording of the play must be granted by the Publisher before any performances. The Publisher upon permission will be sent a copy of the video-
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6.2 The Producer acknowledges and agrees that any copyright of the play, including any extensions or renewals thereof throughout the world, shall be exclusively in the name of the Author. (Charles Robertson)
7.1 The Producer shall email info (at) bottletreeinc (dot)com with the show dates, times and location.
8.1 The Producer shall pay for scripts and performance rights before the first rehearsal. (amount/($75 per performance plus hst) no later than date of first rehearsal.
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