As head of Programme at the first Irish DW convention, and a known writer of scripts, it fell to me to write the opening and closing ceremonies of the weekend.
A dark stage (as dark as we can get it - if we can't get full blackout, not a problem). In darkness, the DANCERS come on. They are traditional Irish dancers in as much of full costume as we can get. Music - something easily recognisable as Irish dancing music (if we can get Riverdance, perfect) - starts. A few bars, LIGHTS FADE UP, and DANCERS start dancing.
The audience get a good few minutes of this before the LEPRECHAUN comes on. He joins the DANCERS and starts getting in the way. The DANCERS don't like this, and one-by-one, give up and EXIT, exhibiting variations on the themes of disgust and annoyance. Another fiteen seconds or so of the LEPRECHAUN dancing alone CENTRE FRONT. From out of the LEFT wing, a suction-tipped crossbow bolt hits the LEPRECAHUN on the rear. The LEPRECHAUN leaps in pain and surprise.
Ridcully(Off) Got him!
RIDCULLY ENTERS with an unloaded crossbow. The LEPRECHAUN looks round in fear.
The LEPRECHAUN runs off down the AUDITORIUM AISLE as RIDCULLY comes to CENTRE.
Ridcully The little pest's getting away! Dean! Hand me that net!
ENTER from LEFT, BERNARD holding a large fishing net or butterrfly net. He hands it to RIDCULLY, who runs off after the LEPRECHAUN, leaving BERNARD on stage to begin the opening ceremony.
© Brian Wakeling