In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

(There's also a follow-up to this play called Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit - Episode 2 -- either play can be performed independently of the other.)


  • 40-45 minutes

  • 13 females, 8 males, 27 either (25-60 actors possible: 0-60 females, 0-60 males)

Awards & Honors

  • #8 most-produced high school short play in 2018-2019 (source: Educational Theatre Association)

  • #4 most-produced high school short play in 2011-2012 (source: Educational Theatre Association)