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Egyptian Cinderella - click for current touring production

The Egyptian Cinderella

About the Story

It's the oldest Cinderella story in the world, and it may even be partly true! Almost every country and culture in the world has its own version of the Cinderella story, and it's possible that many of them were inspired by this entertaining tale from ancient Egypt about a prince who was about to become the Pharaoh known as Amasis II, who according to legend married a Greek slave girl known as Rhodopis.

This adaptation interprets the story in a high-energy, comic fashion with plenty of opportunities for physical comedy and creative costuming. The script, with an approximate running time of 25 minutes, offers roles for at least ten actors, and has the flexibility of allowing for several more. There is an option to use a puppet if desired, and to incorporate music and dancing. We offer original music, with an Egyptian flavor, for download to use with this production if needed.

Sample Script Page (PDF file)

To order

  1. Click the PayPal buy now button (activatedstorytellers @ is the Pay Pal account)
  2. Once payment is confirmed your script (PDF format) and instructions for downloading music will be emailed to the address you provide. Please allow 24 hours for response. You may make up to 15 copies.
  3. If you have any questions please contact us or call (800)429-6576 if you have trouble with your order.

See the Egyptian Cinderella Study Guide for additional learning activites.