Robinson Crusoe Synopsis
Our adventure opens with the dark and mysterious presence of Neptune evil lord of the Sea, who appears on his throne on stage. At his feet begging for mercy is a pirate known as Blackbeard. We see on a video on the gauze Blackbeard’s ship being wrecked and sent to the bottom of the sea and Blackbeard finds himself at the mercy of Neptune. Neptune agrees to spare Blackbeard’s life if he can get some others to take his place. The pirate promises to deliver many souls to Neptune and is spared.
Just then the Magical Mermaid Oceania appears on her throne, as Neptune represents all evil, she represents all good and warns Neptune off his evil plans and vows to protect all from his evil ways.
As scene two opens we find ourselves at a small cottage in the sand-dunes near a small fishing village somewhere in the world.
After a rousing opening number Dolly Crusoe, Robinson’s Mum, enters and introduces herself to everyone and tells us about her two waster sons, Robinson and Rupert. Suddenly out of the house comes a very sleepy Robinson and Rupert, Robinson is not all that bright and Rupert is very dim. As it happens Robinson’s business of ship for hire is not going very well and the family are on the breadline. They need business badly.
At this very moment who should enter but Polly the daughter of a rich old gentleman who is looking for a ship to hire. What a spot of luck! Enter Major Montgomery Mountgeorge a very old man he is accompanied by his nurse, Nurse Ninny, our dame! But wait we already have a dame! UH OH! TWO DAMES! Looks like we have a Dame off!
The Major introduces Blackbeard who is cleverly disguised, he has come to the Major to ask him to finance a voyage to find buried treasure and Blackbeard has a map. Blackbeard also has a side kick Reg who is a Cabin Boy, despite being a girl. Robinson at once agrees to take them to sea, partly because he needs the money but also because the Majors daughter Polly is hot! Dame Dolly who can see dollar signs all over the Major jumps at the chance to come but she will have a battle for his affections as Nurse Ninny has well established her feelings for the Major who of course is to dithery to notice either of them. So the scene is set for adventure, danger, excitement and romance on the high seas. Time for a song to celebrate I think!
Our next scene returns briefly to Neptune and Oceania as they discuss what they oversee and Oceania promises the audience that she will protect Robinson and his friends as they set off on their voyage.
Next we find ourselves on board Robinson’s old and battered ship The Saucy Sally. As we set off on our journey. During this scene there is much flirting and everyone is getting in on it including Rupert who is hitting it off very well with Reg the cabin girl / boy? Blackbeard tells Reg the evil plan that at mid night Neptune is going to hit the ship with a massive storm that will surely sink it drowning all on board, making him a free man again. So the plan is that Reg and he will escape on the ships only lifeboat before midnight. Reg is full of guilt and warns Rupert and the others about the storm. Blackbeard unveils himself as a pirate and escapes in the only lifeboat as the storm hits.
The others do their best to battle the elements but The Saucy Sally can take no more and sinks to the bottom of Davy Jones Locker as the scene ends Oceania our magical Mermaid friend appears with a magic spell to save all our friends.
As the last scene in act one opens we find ourselves at the bottom of the sea, beautiful colours and wonderful creatures are a feast for the eyes. The Major, Polly, Rupert, Reg, Nurse Ninny and Dame Dolly all enter they are amazed to be alive but Oceania has sent two of her Mermaids Madison and Miranda to look after them and guide them to safety. They soon notice that Robinson is missing. Word arrives that he has been washed up on a desert island known as “The Island of the Ape” but it is a strange and mystical place with a very dangerous volcano and an Ape on it and he is in great danger. They all set out for the island to save Robinson.
As the act ends we see Robinson on the island, a strange islander sneaking around, we see Blackbeard is on the island and last of all we see a scary ape on the island too.
As Act two opens we are on The Island of the Ape. On the beach of the island we see Robinson as he wakes up. Just when he thinks things can’t get any worse a huge gorilla comes out of the bushes and attacks him. Suddenly a strange island girl enters she is Girl Friday the last of her tribe of islanders and the gorilla is her pet Harry. Girl Friday is a funny character almost like another dame! There is a rumble across the land as the Volcano causes the island to shake and they run for cover.
Blackbeard emerges from the bushes. Neptune Skypes Blackbeard and informs them that he is not beaten yet, all Blackbeard has to do is to sacrifice one human soul to the volcano on the island and it will erupt sinking the whole island sending Robinson and all his friends to their deaths! Maniacal Laugh!
The goodies enter looking for Robinson as the Major leads them on Polly is coming last and Blackbeard sneaks out and captures her. As he runs away Harry the gorilla enters and sees him go. The Major and the others return looking for Polly and meet Harry and are terrified Harry tries to tell them what he has seen but can’t communicate and in the end picks up Reg and carries her off so the others will follow.
Deeper in the jungle Harry leads the others to Girl Friday’s house where they are reunited with Robinson, except Polly who is with Blackbeard and about to be a sacrifice to the Volcano that will cause it to erupt and sink the whole island. Robinson springs to action and leads the others to the volcano to rescue Polly.
At the volcano Polly is tied to a stake, as the others enter they are powerless as Blackbeard holds Polly at sword point. Suddenly Oceania the good Mermaid appears and tells Blackbeard that he does not have to do it, that she can free him from his pact with Neptune. Blackbeard repents and lets Polly go. Neptune appears with and we have a battle and chase scene that finishes with Neptune being pushed into the volcano and the goodies winning! But now the volcano is erupting so Blackbeard leads them to his raft and everyone escapes on the raft as the island sinks beneath the sea.
Our final scene finds us back home and all our little love stories are wrapped up leaving us with nothing to do other than live happily ever after.