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The Witch Who Nicked Happiness

by Alison Chaplin

A gentle comedy in the fairy tale genre which encourages children to explore the concept of happiness and what it means to be a good citizen. Witch Fisticuffs is banned from the King's party, and vows to take her revenge. Immediate misery prevails amongst the villagers, so the heroic Honest John Begood goes in search of answers. He finds them, but all is not quite as it seems...

If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.

Cast: 18-26
Runtime: 40 mins
Age Range:KS2
Genre: comedy
fairy tale/fantasy
Type: one act

Download Version

This play can be purchased as a download-only PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader.

This version DOES NOT include performing rights.

This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-37-3
Price: £10.00
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Paperback Version

Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.

Includes some performing rights within the price.

This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-16-8
Price: £15.00
Sale: £7.50
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Performing Rights Licence

Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to 5 performances of this play and is valid for 6 months. For longer performance runs, please contact

ISBN: n/a
Price: £15.00
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