(Bel): Scenes 18-23


Scene 18

Croggal the Cave Troll emerges from Nunraw Falls to the accompaniment of ‘The Waking of the Cave Troll’


Scene 19

The Faerie Host is gather’d near Stoneypath Tower / enter Puck

Puck
Everyone is in their positions your highness

Faerie Queen
Good, then let us begin the attack
{standing up}
Creatures of Fairyland, children of Pan
The time has arrived, do the best that you can
An evil witch she lives in that tower
Who we must meet with all of our power
Climb over the walls, go in thro the gate
Then fight for the Fairies, devastate
All of the goblins, & the boggarts too,
Because that’s what they’ll want to do to you
So, the moment you charge, yes right from the start
Do not be afraid, hold courage in your heart
As today you fight on the side of right
For good is good & light is light
Go forth to battle my noble friends
& when this all ends
We shall celebrate the victory
With Fairy feasts & fun-fill’d phantasie

There is a great cheer & the fairies charge into battle


Scene 20

The top of Stoneypath Tower / Madelynn is balletically casting spells on the Faeries

Madelynn
Take that – hah-hah, that is one less forest elf in the world, thank goodness, & there will be no more finding gold at the end of the rainbow for you, mr stupid leprechaun

Enter Gremlin

Gremlin
Boss! Boss!

Madelynn
Yes, what is it

Gremlin
We are holding them at bay in the fields, boss

Madelynn
Yes, the battle is going well – do you have enough arrows

Gremlin
We’ve plenty

Madelynn
& Croggal, where, where is he

Gremlin
We haven’t seen him yet your majesty

Madelynn
He will come, I am sure, & when he does the Faeries will be flying…. Home

Madelynncackles


Scene 21

The Faerie Queen is leading the assault at the bottom of the tower – energy balls & arrows are flying around – the wounded are being carried off

Puss-in-Boots
Your Highness, the battle is going badly, there seems to be a forcefield around the tower – we are taking casualties

Faerie Queen
Madelynn has grown powerful – I did not expect this at all

Puss-in-Boots
Should we retreat

Faerie Queen
We might have to

Centaur
& leave the girls & their mother to Madelaine

Faerie Queen
Yes, this is a disaster

Puddlefoot
Your majesty, your majesty

Faerie Queen
What is it Puddlefoot

Puddlefoot
We could get inside

Faerie Queen
How

Puddlefoot
Well, we are Brownies, its what we do best

Puss-in-Boots
So how will you get pass’d the defences

Bimbletongue
We don’t know yet, but we will find a way, we always do

Puddlefoot
If you can keep the witch distracted, that would help

Faerie Queen
We are getting badly maul’d, but, alright, we will fight on for another twenty minutes, after which I will have to sound the retreat

Griffinbeak
I have an idea

Faerie Queen
Yes, speak your mind, little one

Griffinbeak
Boggarts

Faerie Queen
What

Griffinbeak
Well, Bimbletongue & Puddlefoot are about the same size as Boggarts, if they were to disguise themselves, & pick the lock, they would get inside the tower, no problem

Bimbletongue
You are not coming with us

Griffinbeak
No – do you think I’m a fool – that’s far too dangerous Bimbletongue

Puss-in-Boots
It is an excellent idea

Danglenose
I will go with you

Bimbletongue
Thank you Danglenose

Puddlefoot
No, no, Boggarts are very ugly – we Brownies are too handsome to be Boggarts

Faerie Queen
No – it is our only hope – allow me a moment
{clearing her mind, then begins an incantation}
Higgle-piggle-fingers-wiggle
As Boggart dress appears
For each are clothes, a hat, a nose
& for each a pair of ears
{Three Boggart outfits magically appear}
There you go

Puddlefoot
Very authentic, your highness, alright troops, dress’d let’s get chang’d

Puddlefoot
This is exciting

They begin to get dress’d

Faerie Queen
Remember you now have eighteen minutes left – good luck

Bimbletongue
We will not let you, or Bella down

Faerie Queen
You can only do your best, little ones, be brave

Danglenose
Your highness

Exit Danglenose, Puddlefoot & Bimbletongue / enter Croggal with a roar

Fairy Queen
A cave troll !

Centaur
Leave him to me – I shall fight him

There is a battle scene / dance routine between Crogall & the Centaur which ends in the death of the cave troll

Faerie Queen
Well done Sineos – now let us just hope the little ones can do the same


Scene 22

Inside Stoneypath Tower: Bella, Belinda & Aimee are lying on stone slabs / enter three Boggarts / they take off their masks to reveal Danglenose, Puddlefoot & Bimbletongue

Bimbletongue
Look – Bella it is

Danglenose
& her mother

Puddlefoot
& her friend

Bimbletongue
They are still under the witch’s spell

Danglenose
We need to wake them up

Puddlefoot
But how

Danglenose
A kiss, remember

Bimbletongue
You want me to kiss them

Puddlefoot
No, not us, they need to kiss… each other

Bimbletongue
But how

Puddlefoot
Look, simples, all we need to do is put Bella’s lips against her mother’s lips

Danglenose
How do we do that

Puddlefoot
There are three of us, let’s just carry the little one to the big one

Bimbletongue
Alright – I’ll take her feet, you take an arm each

Danglenose
Good idea

Bimbletongue
Bella, Bella, we’ve got you now, you know, you’ll be awake any moment

Puddlefoot
Ready… steady… lift

Danglenose
Right, what now?

Bimbletongue
We will have to spin her upside down

Danglenose
How

Puddlefoot
Let’s, put her on the floor, we can turn her around her there

Danglenose
We’ve got to be quick – there is a battle going on, remember

Bimbletongue
Let’s turn her round… good, good, right, now ready to lift her again – one, two, three – lift… steady, steady,

Puddlefoot
Right move her to her mother’s lips

Bimbletongue
Prefect, now lower her down slowly

Danglenose
We missed

Bimbletongue
Just try again

Puddlefoot
Steadily & slowlily – & … there

Bella kisses her Belinda, they both begin to wake up

Puddlefoot
They are waking up, quickly, lets stand Bella on her feet

Bella
Where are am I… mummy

Belinda
Bella – whats going on

I’m not sure… why is Aimee here, Aimee wake up

Bimbletongue
Hell Bella

Bella recoils in shock

Bimbletongue
Don’t be scared Bella, its me, Bimblefoot, your friend

Bimblefoot – yes – wait a minute – I remember

Belinda
Who are you talking to darling

Bella
O mummy it’s a long story – just hang on a second… what’s going on

Puddlefoot
You are in the evil witch’s tower

Belinda
What’s all that noise

Bimbletongue
There is a battle going on outside – the Faerie Queen is trying to rescue you

Danglenose
We need to get you all out of here

Bella
What about Aimee

Belinda
Who are you talking to Bella,

Bella
Mum, just wait

Puddlefoot
Do you love her

Bella
Who

Puddlefoot
Aimee

Bella
Yes of course, she’s my best friend

Puddlefoot
Do best friends love each other

Bella
Yes, they do, sometimes more than their own family

Puddlefoot
Well, give her a kiss

Bella
Eh – I’m not kissing Aimee

Bimbletongue
You have to do it – to wake her up it is the only way

Bella
Oh – alright, if you say so

Belinda
Honestly Bella, you’re going to have to tell me why you’re saying these things

Bella
Mum, right, I can see fairies, we’re being held captive in an evil witch’s castle, there’s three Brownies in this room here to rescue us, & have to wake my best friend from a magic sleep with a kiss, so just chill out & let us get on with it – apparently there’s a big battle going on outside those doors there between the fairies, & who?

Danglenose
Goblins & Boggarts

Bella
Goblins & Boggarts… alright mum?

Belinda
Alright, alright

Bella
Right, let’s do this
{Bella kisses Aimee, who wakes up}
Aimee, Aimee, you’re awake – are you alright – she’s not saying anything, why is she not saying anything

Bimbletongue
Her soul, alas, has been stolen by the evil witch

Bella
What, but how

Puddlefoot
Just , evil witch stuff, now come on, we need to get out of here, now

Bella
Alright, but which way

Bimbletongue
Danglenose, you lead them to the back door

Danglenose
Why, where are you going

Bimbletongue
I have to try something, the evil witch is casting fireballs on the fairies – she is killing them – I have to try & stop her – coming, Puddlefoot

Puddlefoot
Do I have to, it sounds dangerous

Bimbletongue
Well, I cannot do it on my own

Bella
I want to help

Bimbletongue
No, you escape now while you have the chance

Bella
Look, you’ve help’d me to find my mummy, it’s the least I can do

Belinda
Bella, what are you up to

Bella
I want to help the Brownies save the day

Belinda
Well – you’re my little girl, I need to be there as well

Bimbletongue
That settles it, then; Danglenose, you lead Aimee to safety, & hopefully we’ll meet you outside

Danglenose
Right-o, good luck

Puddlefoot
& to you too, Danglenose… come on gang, lets do this

Danglenose leads Aimee thro’ one door while Belinda, Bella, Puddlefoot & Bimbletongue thro’ another


Scene 23

The top of Stoneypath tower – Madelynn is casting energy balls at the Fairy Host

Madelynn
Ha-ha-ha – the victory will soon be mine – how could anybody think they could ever defeat me – I am too powerful, too fast, &, of course, too pretty to ever be defeated

Enter Belinda, Bella, Bimbletongue & Puddlefoot – they have a huddl’d discussion which finishes with various pointings & gestures

Madelynn
Can you hear me down there – once I have driven you all beyond my tower, I will them come & hunt you all down – each & every one of you – surely today marks the beginning of the end of the Fairies

Bella
I wouldn’t be too sure of that

Madelynn turns around – Bimbletongue & Puddlefoot position themselves between the back of Madelaine & the battlements, Belinda hides

Madelynn
What – you are awake – how did

Bella
Not as powerful as you thought, are you Madelaine

Madelynn
Hah – the spell must have worn off – I’ll just have to cast it again

Mountains high & oceans deep
Eagles fly & spiders creep
Horns of goat & fleece of sheep
Put these mortal….

Belinda rushes out from her hiding place & pushes Madelaine, the motion of which trips her up over the Brownies & over the tower battlements with a scream

Enter Gremlin & Hobgoblin

Gremlin
What did you do, where is the boss

Belinda
I’m afraid she’s, eh
{looking over battlements}
Well, it looks like dead

Hobgoblin
The wicked witch is dead

Belinda
She is definitely not moving

Hobgoblin
What have you done

Bella
Guys, she was pure evil, youre better off without her, it’s nicer to be nice than nasty

Gremlin
Disaster, disaster, no more the master – goblins, boggarts, spread the word, the battle is lost, we must flee back to the Goblin Ha’

Exit Gremlin & Hobgoblin in a panic

Puddlefoot
So, have we won

Bimbletongue
It looks like we have

Bella
Yay! Well done us… well done mummy

Belinda
I’m normally a very Buddhist-minded woman, but I’ll make an exception for evil witches

Bella
I know mummy, you’re beautiful, I love you so much

Bimbletongue
Come, let us go to & find the Fairy Queen, tell her what we did

Puddlefoot
& then we can all go home

Bella
Ah, I can’t wait til we get home, mummy

Belinda
Aw – I’m so much looking forward to some pizza, sweets & good TV, darling… fancy joining me on the settee, tonight

Bella
Sounds awesome, can we watch {topical TV show of the day}

Belinda
What’s that

Bella
Oh, it’s so good, it’s all about {xxx} – we can watch it from the first episode, I don’t mind

Belinda
Sounds perfect, babes

Exeunt

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