Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves / Cinderella and the Beanstalk (paperback)




Cinderella and the Beanstalk is a family Christmas pantomime, done the Sleeping Trees way! After writing the script, booking the venue, building a set and hiring a musician, the trio realise they’ve forgotten one vital component; a cast. The boys have no option but to perform the entire pantomime themselves, with only their dear friend Mark Newnham on piano for compny. 

A glorious cocktail of your favourite pantomimes! Follow Cinderella on a perilous adventure as the scheming Rumple Stiltskin blackmails the would-be princess into retrieving the coveted golden eggs from the top of the beanstalk.

Cinderella must complete her quest in order to recover her glass slipper, but with Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and Jack’s pregnant cow all doing their best to get in the way, these delicious, oversized eggs may not be so easily sought out…

Scrooge & the Seven Dwarves is the second Sleeping Trees pantomime and it enjoyed a hugely successful run over Christmas 2016, selling out over seven weeks at Theatre 503. 

The show sees a Wicked Witch steal all of the Christmas spirit from Santa Claus, which he needs to power his sleigh. Taking matters into her own hands, Santa’s mother decides that there is only one person who can save Christmas from being ruined, the man who hates Christmas most of all, Ebenezer Scrooge…

‘It’s pantomime with a jaunty twist and an intelligent exuberance. Even the biggest pantomime cynic would find enjoyment in this infectiously fun production.’
A Younger Theatre


Additional information




198 x 129 mm





Publication date

06 August 2020

About the writer

According to a 2017 review from Broadway Baby ‘The Sleeping Trees are a trio composed of Joshua, who looks like all the hobbits in one face; John who’s a cross between Damien Lewis and Scraggy from Scooby Doo; and James, a hipster Ricky Gervais who sounds like a chain-smoking Pumba.’ Formed in 2009 at the University of Chichester, Sleeping Trees have made fourteen shows to date, performing in venues as diverse as the Royal Albert Hall, Soho Theatre, a curry house in Brick Lane, a funfair in Australia and a creche in Hastings. They took their first show Magic Faraway Tree to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and haven’t missed a year since. On their 10th anniversary at the Fringe they realised they have spent more time living together than they have with their actual families!