Front Cover - Sara Crewe – The Little Princess



Three-Act Playscript

of the Classic Novel


By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Adapted for the stage by Rachel Louise Lawrence


Raised in India by her affluent and adoring father, Captain Ralph Crewe, Sara was sent to London to be educated at Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Young Ladies at the age of seven.

Impressed by Captain Crewe's fortune, and wishing to keep Sara at the school as long as possible, Miss Minchin allows Sara luxuries far beyond those of her other parlour boarders—that is until the day of Sara’s eleventh birthday when Sara receives the devastating news of her adored father’s death.

Suddenly penniless, Miss Minchin banishes Sara to the garret to work as a servant alongside Becky, the seminary’s young scullery maid. Though starved and abused, Sara uses imagination and friendship—with Becky, Ermengarde, and Lottie—to make the best of her change in situation and fortunes. However, hope is on the horizon, in the guise of a monkey and his mysterious owner who lives next door…

3 Acts; Cast - 5 male, 3 female, 1 boy, and 14 girls; Setting - 1902, London

Paperback: 94 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 20 November 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1503282421

Print Length: 95 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 05 February 2014