3 Women (Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, Queen Aggravain, Lady Larken)
5 Men (Prince Dauntless the Drab, Sir Harry, The Minstrel, The Jester, The Silent King)
1 Woman (Lady Beatrice)
1 Man (The Wizard)
Singers and dancers portraying the Ladies and Knights of the Kingdom.
Princess Winnifred the Woebegone - is down-to-earth and without pretensions. Unlike what you might expect from of a princess, Winnifred is just an ordinary, high spirited girl. Having grown up in the swamps, she doesn't conduct herself in the formal way the others in the castle do. It is her natural, ingenuous quality that sets her apart from the other Ladies of the kingdom and makes Dauntless fall in love with her.
Prince Dauntless the Drab - as him name implies, is kind of a sad-sack and somewhat listless. Although his overbearing mother controls his life and he is an obedient son, he still has hopes of someday finding a girl to marry of whom his mother will approve. Like Winnifred, he is honest and sincere. She gives him confidence in himself and within the course of the musical, we see him grow