Play for Glove Puppets: "A picnic with setbacks"
for two glove puppet players
Seppel (= glove puppet Hansel)
Theo the raven
Two small bags or folded handkerchiefs, Biofino food, e.g. birthday cake, vegetable basket, vegetable mix, melon, fruit mix, favourite waffles, spaghetti bolognese, cake, sandwiches and orange juice.
Note: The story can easily be changed depending on which characters or foods are available.
A picnic with setbacks
(Kasper comes on stage with a sack)
Tri-tratrullala, tri-tra-trullala, Kasper's back! Hello children! Are you all here too?
Know what, kids? Today Seppel and I are going to do something absolutely great! We are having a nicpic!
(Seppel comes onto the stage, also carrying a bag.)
Well, you already know that we're going on a pingning. No, it's a nick…, erm..pick…
Oh right, you want to have a picnic! That's why I had to carry half my grandmother's pantry here in a bag. Children, have you been on a picnic?
A picnic like this is a great treat. We'll sit out in the sun and eat all kinds of delicious stuff. I brought waffles and a sandwich that I made this morning!
And I've brought my nelom and ghaspetti along with me!
You mean melon and spaghetti. Oh, Kasper, I think you're a little confused today!
Well, that's because I'm sooooooo hungry that I keep mixing up all the letters.
Hello Kasper, hello Seppel. Tell me, why have you two got such big bags?
Hello cinpress, it's because Leppes and me, we're going on a pingding today! Do you want to join in?
My name's Seppel, not Leppes, and we're not having a pingding, it's a picnic! Kasper is soooooo hungry that he keeps muddling up all his letters.
Oh no! Poor Kasper. Then I'll quickly run back to the palace. I think the court baker has baked a giant cake, so I can bring a piece of it along.
Oh Seppel, I am so hungry! Let's have the pingding right here.
That's a good idea. I'll get the food and you get a bottle of juice, Kasper! I'm already famished and thirsty as well!
But I don't have any juice with me. Children, by any chance do you have a bottle of juice?
Oh dear! Kasper, I am dying of thirst. Can you get a bottle of juice? I'm so thirsty and exhausted that I can't even walk anymore.
All right, but don't you eat all my food in the meantime!
Yummy, what delicious things have we got here? I'll start with the waffle! (Seppel dives in, picks up the waffle and holds it in his hand)
Caw, caw! A waffle, yummy! (Flies in from one side before stealing the waffle from Seppel's hand and flying away)
What happened there? Children, did you see that? That cheeky raven Theo stole the waffle out of my hand. Luckily, we still have plenty to eat! (Seppel delves down, gets the plate of spaghetti and holds it in his hand)
Caw, caw! Spaghetti? Today just gets better and better! (Flies in from the other side and steals the spaghetti from the plate and flies off again)
Hello? Again? Hey, you thieving bird, that's our food! (Seppel delves down again, takes out the melon and holds it in his hand)
Caw, caw! I love melon! (Comes in from one side, steals the melon from Seppel's hand and flies off again)
That's enough, Theo! Find your own food! This belongs to us! You're not getting my sandwich! (Seppel fetches the sandwich from below and holds it in his hand.)
(calls from backstage): Seppel, I'm coming! Get the food ready! (Seppel turns around)
Caw, caw, ha ha ha! That's what you think! (Flies in from the other side and steals the sandwich from the plate and flies off again)
Stop, stop! Stay here! Come back, you thief! That's our delicious food!
(Kasper arrives onstage with a bottle of orange juice)
Seppel, come on, let's get the food! I'm starving to death! Seppel? Seppel, where has all the food gone?
Kasper, you won't believe it, but that cheeky raven Theo has been stealing it!
Theo the raven? You don't expect me to believe that! You have stuffed all the food yourself! You rascal!
Kasper, that's not true, I didn't eat anything!
(The princess returns onstage with a piece of cake)
What's the matter, why do you both look so angry?
Seppel is mean. He has eaten the whole pingding on his own after he sent me back to get the orange juice.
That's not true! Kasper is dumb, because he doesn't believe me that the cheeky raven Theo has swiped all the food!
Caw, caw! What does the princess have there? That looks super delicious! (Comes flying in from the side, trying to steal the piece of cake)
Stop! What are you up to? The piece of cake belongs to me, Kasper and Seppel! Let go of that right now Theo, you cheeky raven!
Caw, caw! But I'm also starving hungry and I've never had a picnic like this before! (Sits down next to the princess, looking sad)
Yes okay, but all the same, you can't just steal our whole pingding! You almost made me fall out with my best friend because I was so hungry. I' m sorry, Seppel, I shouldn't have been so mean to you. After all, you're my friend, and friends would never eat each other's food.
I've already forgotten about it, Kasper. Speaking of forgetting things, we can forget about our picnic now, the three of us can't fill up on just one piece of cake.
Kasper, Seppel, I might have the solution! (bends down to the raven Theo and whispers to him)
Caw, caw! A great idea! Thank you princess! (he takes the cake and quickly flies off)
What was the point of that? Now our piece of cake is gone as well!
No, nothing is gone! The raven Theo told me where he has hidden our delicious food and in exchange I have promised that he can join us for the picnic.
Wow, cinpress, that's a great idea! You, me, Leppes and Rheo the taven can just have our pingding together!
What you mean is that you and me, the princess, Seppel and the raven Theo should have the picnic together.
Oh Kasper, if you don't get something to eat soon nobody will understand you any more!