Is This a Fairytale?


by Bea Webster

This fairytale has everything you would expect – damsel in distress, dragons and distinguished knights… and depression! Well, maybe not the last one! The jesters are fed up of the heteronormative format of so many fairytales, so they rip it up and start again. You’ll see all of the familiar characters but playing by a different set of rules to tell a new story  that is for everyone.

This is a play about having fun and breaking the rules.

This is a play for anyone who likes to be playful; especially those who love to ham up their acting.

Age: 8+

Cast size: 9 – 20

Can’t decide? Read an extract here…

About the playwright

Bea trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BA performance in British Sign Language and English)

Recent Writing Credits include: Staging Our Futures Project (Little Cog Theatre), Squeezy Yoghurt (National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival)

Bea’s poem, Long Lost Lover, about Thailand, her birthplace, was published in both BSL and English. She also wrote and performed in the BBC Social’s How Not To Be D*cks To Deaf People. She is one of the Playwright Studio Scotland’s mentored playwrights for 2020.

She was nominated Best Actress in a Play at The Stage Debut Awards 2019 for her role of Kattrin in Mother Courage. Theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company), Peeling (Taking Flight Theatre Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Red Ladder Theatre Company).