By Eleanor and Ray Harder
Directed by Susan Cameron and Garry Thomas
Season: 17 - 27 January 2013
A snappy, action-filled fairy tale. Despite his extreme near-sightedness, an unemployed knight charges everything in his path, hoping to become a hero so he can get a job.
He tries to convince a career-minded princess she needs rescuing. But she's busy working on a mathematical formula to rescue her father, the king, imprisoned by a power-hungry duchess.
The knight charges forward, uninvited, to rescue the king, then he becomes sidetracked by an opportunity to fight a dragon.
The non-violent, rather mellow dragon and the exasperated princess subdue the knight and then the trio follow the princess' plan to rescue the king.
Near-Sighted Knight - Louisa Stewart
Young, unemployed knight, near sighted, acts without thinking.
Far-Sighted Dragon - Carole Anderson
Old, semi-retired, far-sighted, friendly and mellow.
Princess - Whitney Greene
Young and stroppy. Meticulous planner. Uses mathematical formulas to solve all problems.
King - Colin McKinney
Kindly but likes the idea of being treated as the King.
Duchess - Katrina Forrester
Scheming to take over the kingdom.
Captain of the Guards - Roderick Turner
The Duchess’ right hand man. A bit of a bumbler.
Wilfred - Barry Tomkinson
Duchess’ son. Lazy and generally bored.
Guards - Melanie Mellor, Genna-Kate Ryan