The show requires a minimum cast of about 25, but can be expanded to include a
chorus of 20 or more.
There are 13
main characters, 2 secondary characters, and a chorus of at least 10, preferably
more. There is a chorus of birds and
trees, a chorus of Pharaoh's attendants (who appear only in the opening scene),
and a chorus of Vikings.
are available for 10-12 instruments.
HELGA, the Marsh King's Daughter
a firebrand by day
and a frog by night
AHMOSE, Helga's birth
mother and daughter of a Pharaoh
SIMON, a resolute
pacifist who falls in love with Helga
very business-minded stork
more reticent wife
large creature obsessed by the fashion industry
QUEEN of the NIGHT
who feeds on human souls
Queen of the Night's loveless son
HILDA, the kindly adoptive
mother of Helga
what swans do
, a warrior
TREES (friendly and villainous)
Please see Production Enquiries for
licensing contacts. Libretto, orchestrations/scores, midi files and backing tracks are available upon
request; contact Bernard J. Taylor.