Here are the photos of the play Sir Bouncalot and Little Miss Bunnivere and the Land of the Dead With comments by Poekie
The stage, all ready to go.
Flame, in his devil costume, announces the play to the full house (more than 50 people in the audience!).
Our special effects person starts by reading from King Arthur and the Knights of the Holy Grail.
Arthur comes to the sword in the stone and pulls it out.
We are transported into Poekie times with Bunther riding back to the castle on his horse, Rainbow.
He tells Bouncalot to practice his sword fighting, while Bunnivere and the princesses play tag on the edge of the hill.
Bunnivere falls down the hill, and Morgan Le Hop, the witch, catches her and takes her to a cave. The princesses run back to the castle. Bouncalot and his knights set out to rescue Bunnivere.
They end up in front of the gate of the Land of the Dead. Blooddrop, the gatekeeper, warns him not to enter, “You will be dead if you go any further!” But Bouncalot MUST find Bunnivere.
His friends stay by the gate as Bouncalot enters and becomes a ghost.
He fights skeletons, ghosts and the headless horseman, but he is overwhelmed by them all and lays unconscious.
Merlin’s owl hears the rumors in the forest and sees Bouncalot’s predicament.
On her way back through the forest, she finds a feather from the witch and locates Bunnivere.
She reports to Merlin on the great mountain.
Merlin sends her to save Bouncalot. The blooddrop allows her in, because he likes her.
The owl brings Bouncalot back through the gate and he wakes up.
Merlin flies in to fight the witch. Morgan Le Hop thinks, “Is it a rain cloud? No, it’s that annoying Merlin!”
They have a terrible fight, with lightning and explosions.
But when the owl grabs the witche’s hat, she looses the battle.
Merlin changes her into a peacock and orders her to forever protect the princesses of the Carrot Table.
A big feast is held to celebrate the return of Bouncalot and Bunnivere. Everyone nibbles on the big carrot.
And the owl invites the blooddrop to join the feast.
Then Bunther returns the sword to the stone.
And our special effects person continues the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The end.
Our lovely cast. (The fog-technician was busy eating popcorn and drinking apple cider, so she missed this photo.)
Many thanks to everyone who made this play possible: Julia, Grace, Daniella, Tess L., Molly, Tess H., Risa, Indigo. Special thanks to Whitney for the apple cider, and all the parents for giving me time with your children. We’ll do another play soon!