Puss in Boots was originally commissioned by Peter Cheeseman for presentation at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent in 1965. The play was written for presentation by adults to children aged 5-11, or family audiences.
Two of the characters, Sly and Sleek, first appeared in a play by Brian Way called Moon Magic, at the end of which they were banished into space for 7 years. The published version of the play notes “as a point of interest, their reappearance in this play was about seven years later.”
(Seven men and four women.)
Anton, a travelling musician
Abigail, his wife
Serena, their daughter
Sly and Sleek, bodyguards to Prince Boris
Prince Marcus, allias Mathew
Simon, a country lad and friend to Marcus
Tess, a country lass and servant to Marcus
Writer: Brian Way
The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.
A copy of the script (for the original radio play only) is held by the British Library.
"Now cat. You have tried to take away my power - the power of a mere king. But you shall give me greater power than I ever dreamed of. The power of magic. Take off those boots."
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