Wink at the Sphinx

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An adult fairy tale, of Arabian nights, with just a touch of spice.
 
A Riotous romp through the old Bazaar in Cairo.
 
The Pharaoh’s daughter Fatima’s betrothed Prince has been kidnapped by a band of feral gypsies. She must now marry the evil old court physician, Tut Tut. Younger sister, Charisma, aided and abetted by the nomadic guide Ramases, set out to release the alcoholic Genie... Bundy.
 
Well what else would you call a great spirit in a bottle? Their search leads them to the camel dealer, Harrison Fraud, they enlist the aid of audience members to help in a mummy wrapping competition...   among other things.
 
Lakes Entrance Music and Drama Group Our season of “WINK AT THE SPHINX” included one sell out night extra seats and all and three very good houses.
 
Wink at the Sphinx has been successfully performed by around 100 companies in Australia, from Karratha in WA to Leongatha in Vic and many, many places in between!

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Plot / Synopsis

 

The Pharaoh’s daughter Fatima’s betrothed Prince has been kidnapped by a band of feral gypsies.
 
Fatima must now marry the evil old court physician, Tut Tut. Younger sister, Charisma can not marry until Fatima is married… So, aided and abetted by the nomadic guide Ramases they all  set out to release the alcoholic Genie... Bundy. Well what else would you call a great spirit in a bottle? To help them.
 
 Their search leads them to the camel dealer, Harrison Fraud, they enlist the aid of audience members to help in a mummy wrapping competition... among other things. Much audience participation.
 
An adult fairy tale, of Arabian nights, with just a touch of spice.
 
Suggested Music.
 
1.   In the Old Bazaar in Cairo.
 
2.   Yes we have No Bananas or Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.
 
3.   Istanbul, or any song with a city name title.
 
4. Any Drinking song. Champagne Charlie
        or Beer Glorious Beer.
 
5.   Cleopatra, or The Banks of the Beautiful Nile,
         any Egyptian song.
 
6.   Ballin' the Jack or Thank God I'm Old.
        A song about ageing.
 
7.   Ayhab the Arab or Whistle a Happy Tune.
        Any Novelty song.
 
8.   Enjoy Yourself, or any rock song.
 
9.   The Desert Song or any love song.
 
10. Baubles Bangles and Beads, or Who will Buy. A song about selling.
 
11. My Ding-a-ling. Any song about silver bells.
 
12. High Hopes or In the Old Bazaar in Cairo.
 
N.B. this script is text only. Above music is an indication only of the type of song suitable. Music is of your own choosing and copyright permission should be sought from the appropriate publishers of any songs used.
 
 

 

Cast

 

LIST OF CHARACTERS
 
PHARAOH FAROOK
 
QUEEN NEFRITITI
 
PRINCESS CHARISMA
 
PRINCESS FATIMA
 
AYHAB, THE CAMEL TRADER
 
RAMESES,THE NOMADIC GUIDE
 
TUT-TUT, THE ROYAL PHYSICIAN
 
THE GENIE (MALE)
 
CAMEO ROLES....
 
RON, THE FRUIT SELLER
A MUMMY
HARRISON FRAUD, CAMEL DEALER
A CAMEL
A NEWS READER
A MAGIC CARPET SALESMAN
THREE SLAVES
THREE MERCHANTS
These roles may be doubled up from ...
 CHORUS OF SLAVES AND GUARDS.
 

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Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office Gross. Minimum $110 per performance.