The Tinderbox by Stewart Auty

The approximate running time of this play is 50 minutes.

A returning soldier meets an old crone who sends him into a cave to retrieve a tinder box. We have a story of magic rags to riches the poor boy who gets the princess all from the gifted comic pen of Stewart Auty.

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The problem is the cave is guarded by 3 huge dogs wearing sunglasses (yes, we said sunglasses). On the plus side, the cave is also filled with bronze, silver and gold. There is a princess who sleepwalks and plenty of songs and jokes. Running time approximately one hour. Songs suggested in the script are:

  • Marchin’ On
  • Welcome Home
  • Step by Step
  • Help!
  • Down, Down
  • Devil Woman
  • Somebody to Love
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream
  • When Will I See You Again?
  • Who Let The Dogs Out?

As with all our plays, there are full production notes that give advice on scenery, costume and prop-making.

Backing tracks for the songs suggested in this play can be purchased for a modest amount each from or other backing track/karaoke companies in the UK or overseas.

See a sample of The Tinderbox script
(includes cast size etc.)

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Price £24.00