Prince Hedgehog

by Roy C. Booth
  • 25 Minutes
  • 3 Males, 2 Females, Min/Max 5


Prince Hedgehog is a dramatic adaptation of a delightful folk tale in which a Prince—in this case born a hedgehog because of his mother’s hasty words—is sent out to further his education. This is a transformation play with a twist.


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Play Details


In this one-act comedy for young children, a mother’s hasty words causes her to bear not a son but a hedghog–to the dismay of his father. Prince Hedgehog is sent out into the world to  to further his education. This hedgehog already has a remarkable scientific bent which has gotten him int0 numerous misadventures with his surroundings. This is a transformation play with a twist. May be performed by and for children.  Great for children’s theaters and school room plays Downloadable PDF available.

From the Play

Play Excerpt:

The Characters:

Time: a long, long time ago.
Place: The throne room of a grand stately kingdom.

(The lights come up to find the HERALD sleeping as he leans against the throne. Suddenly the EMPEROR bursts in, pacing.)

EMPEROR: Drat, drat, and double drat! Decisions, decisions, decisions! Oh, how I detest decisions!

HERALD: (Snapping to attention.) All hail the Emperor! All hail!

EMPEROR: Herald, at ease, there is no one else in here.

HERALD: Oh. Heh. Sorry.

EMPEROR: Ooh, what to do, what to do? Nuts! Fiddlesticks! I can’t decide!



EMPEROR: What can you not decide on, your majesty?

EMPEROR: Oh. That. It’s a private family matter, I’m afraid.

HERALD: I see. Why not discuss whatever it is with the Empress then?

EMPEROR: Aha! (Snaps his fingers.) I know, I’ll call the Empress! Maybe she can help!

HERALD: A most excellent idea, sire! Most excellent!

EMPEROR: Yes, yes it is! Ah, it’s good to be the emperor! You may go and… and… soak your feet again, if you like!

HERALD: Oh, thank you, my emperor, thank you. My bunions are killing me!

EMPEROR: So I see. Off, off with you now. (HERALD exits.) Ahem. Empress, honeybunch, come here!

EMPRESS: (Offstage.) Coming, my little royal bon-bon! Coming!

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