This Christmas, Theatre Royal Bath’s the egg theatre and Pins & Needles Productions present a new adaptation of Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel in a comedic romp reuniting the award-winning production team behind last year’s critically acclaimed production of Little Mermaid.
Recently named winners of the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, they will present this new production at the egg from 6 December to 13 January 2019.
The Scarlet Pimpernel transports audiences to revolutionary Paris, for a colourful adventure packed with plenty of songs, outrageous fashion, intrigue and derring-do!
Paris, 1792 and the French Revolution is in full swing. Whispers are rife that a mysterious band of bounders, led by a flamboyant masked hero, are helping French poodles – and their owners – escape to England. But who is the elusive and reckless daredevil? This Christmas, visit the egg theatre to uncover the real identity of that master of disguise, the famed Scarlet Pimpernel! Horrible Histories meets Batman in this hilarious romp, jam-packed with elaborate hoaxes, buffoonery and nincompoops.
The full cast includes Dominic Allen, Emile Clarke, Phillipa Hogg, Laura Matthews and Dan Wheeler.
Pins & Needles Productions’ Director Emma Earle and Designer Zoe Squire said: “For this Christmas adaptation of The Scarlet Pimpernel we’ve added lots more derring-do, twists and turns to the original story. We wanted to take a known title and bring it up to date with an exciting design which reflects the elements of disguise in the plot. The costumes are going to be fantastical with a real punk-esque feel and puppets to match. We’ve had a lot of fun collaborating with Christopher on the nerd turned superhero idea, and the result is a very funny script packed with elaborate disguises, subterfuge and plenty of silliness that will entertain family audiences over the festive period.”