Cart: 0 items worth $0.00


Incl. GST

Code: PPNR-54409
Author: Susan Pargman

Product Information

This play may not be performed unless approval is granted and a per performance royalty fee is paid.
Please contact Dominie Pty Ltd for an application form –

10m 12f.

  • This is the delightful, classic tale of the greatest optimist of all time...  Pollyanna.  But it’s much more than that.  
  • It’s the story how a little girl’s faith in her father’s promise — that you can find something good about anything that happens — guides her steadfastly through circumstances that most adults would find formidable.  Pollyanna becomes an orphan, and she is placed into the care of her purely pessimistic and domineering aunt. 
  • Talk about difficult circumstances-the clash of hope and doubt meeting under the same roof!  
  • The town itself isn’t much better.  Led by a ’fire and brimstone’ pastor whose favorite Bible verse is ’Woe unto you,’ folks are always complaining, feeling sorry for themselves and viewing their existence as dark and dreary. 
  • Yet, Pollyanna faithfully plays her ’glad game,’ innocently teaching it to others wherever she goes.  
  • The hired help, such as maid Nancy, cook Mrs. Durgin and gardener Old Tom, seem to catch on first. 
  • Other townspeople like hypochondriac Mrs. Snow and her sarcastic daughter Millie slowly learn the joy of the game too.  
  • Charmingly narrated by Jimmy Bean, another orphan, we also meet the hermit-like John Pendleton and Dr. Chilton, who had closed his heart to taking risks...  that is, until he met Pollyanna. 
  • We’re optimistic that this fresh adaptation will put a smile on faces of all ages in your audience.

Back to the top