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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Dates: 14th May, 2008 - 17th May, 2008
Venue: Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Merseyside Premiere of this lavish Broadway Musical. Soaring melodies abound in this tale of passion and adventure.

Described as “Broadway’s Most Intriguing Musical”, The Scarlet Pimpernel opened for its World Premiere on Broadway in 1997 and ran for more than 700 performances. The Show was classed as “Highly Recommended” by the New York Theatre Guide.

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

PLOT OUTLINE:

No doubt you are familiar with the phrase –
“They seek him here – They seek him there”

Well, the “him” in question is none other than our dashing hero – “The Scarlet Pimpernel”. Based on the novel by Baroness Orczy, we bring his story to life in this exciting new Broadway Musical

The action is set in 1794 during the terrible and bloody French Revolution. Madame Guillotine is very busy parting the heads of many innocent French men and women from their bodies.

Who can save these people?

One man defies the Revolutionaries and, time after time, plans and executes daring rescues with his small band of men.
Who is this saviour? He is only known by his calling card, a red, star-shaped flower, the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Having just come home from France on business, Sir Percy Blakeney introduces his new French wife to the delights of England. Sir Percy sings “You are my home” until he realises there is a dark side to his beautiful wife. Can he trust her?

Meanwhile, news is spreading of the Pimpernel’s success. Every plan the dark and powerful Chauvelin makes, is thwarted.
The plot unfolds with treachery, romance and comedy, climaxing in a dramatic sword-fight.

But how does the story end..?

Chorus

Ladies

Sue Beattie, Sarah Chidlow, Collette Clare, Angela Clarke, Karen Cooper, Kate Cooper, Catherine Elwin, Anne Fleming, Janice Foster, Sylvia Gregory, Kathleen Manning, Kate McKenna, Edwina Milford, Chris Potts, Barbara Steventon, Shelley Stewart, Heather Welsby, Christine Williams

Gentlemen

Les Bailey, Allan Cairns, Robert Dale, Brian Gregory, Mark Hoile, John Holliday, Alastair Knights, Ian Lyle, Robin Miller-Stott, Jamie Toner, Denis Toohey,

Boys: Jack Clarke, Dominic Gore, Alex Gore, Isaac Pelzer

Young Girl: Mia Bojtler

 
The Scarlet Pimpernel

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Lime Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 1JE

Telephone: 0870 606 3536

 
 

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