Razzle dazzle, there's dancing, there's music, and scintillatingly beautiful princesses. In the manner and style of the television show ‘Play School', this play will take you on a magical captivating journey, which will tantalise your imagination and bring this story to life.
In a land far away, that is west of the rainbow, there were 12 beautiful princesses who sang and danced. They were so beautiful and everyone adored them, and the more they were adored the more they became haughty, proud and vain. The princesses became secretive and hid in their rooms, and would not come out to play. As a result, the fountains froze, the birds stopped singing and the roses faded away. The kingdom would not be prosperous unless the princesses learnt to care once again, and sing and dance in the royal gardens. It became a spell bound land of sorrow. Every morning the king would wake up and find that each princess had holes in her dancing shoes. The king sent spies, wise men, and fools to try and solve the mystery.
He offered the hand in marriage of his youngest daughter to the person who could figure out the mystery of why there were holes in the dancing shoes. However, if they took on this mystery and failed, they would certainly lose their life. Many princes tried and failed, as the twelve princesses were clever in their ways. The princesses would feed the princes cake and wine, which would eventually put them to sleep.
The main character, Charlie, is an orphan boy who has no one to care for him. He earned what little money he could by growing turnips and cabbages, and would sell roses in his spare time. On this magical journey Charlie meets two mice that become his friends and accompany him. Charlie has a spectacular dream where he sees these 12 beautiful dancing princesses. They were so beautiful that the moon and stars come closer to earth just to look upon them. Charlie is determined to find this palace with the 12 dancing princesses and on his journey he comes across an old woman, and he helps her to catch her runaway pig and in return she gives him an invisibility cloak and wise warnings to go about solving the mystery of the dancing shoes.
From here Charlie ventures to this magical land to try and break the spell. There, he falls in love with the youngest princess, who is honest and kind. Along the way Charlie would sing and whistle in the royal gardens, which drew the attention of the princesses to come out of their rooms and into the gardens, where the youngest princess took note.
Charlie follows the princesses through their bed chamber, into a magical land where they travel through silver and gold woods where they will never grow old, and through the forest of jewels and rubies. When they come to a moat, twelve princes row them across to an underground palace where they will dance the night away.
Can Charlie convince the king that he is telling the truth? Will his kind and honest heart save him from death?