“They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? Is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel!”
A sparkling new adaptation of the swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel, from award-winning writer Louise Page, comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre, from Tuesday 31st of July to Saturday 4th of August 2018.
The elusive Scarlet Pimpernel swash-buckles his way through Paris, but will he be in time to save the life of another innocent victim? It’s 1792 a period known as The Reign of Terror and the start of the French Revolution – the aristocrats are losing their heads, literally. Can this English Dandy help them? Surely Sir Percy Blakeney is just another wealthy English fop? But Sir Percy has a secret; a formidable swordsman, quick thinking escape artist with a calling card, a simple flower which he leaves after saving another aristocrat from the chop; Anagallis Arvensis otherwise known as the Scarlet Pimpernel.
This limited national tour comes to Eastbourne for its only South Coast date; adapted from Baroness Orczy’s play which was first performed in 1903.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne from Tuesday 31st July to Saturday 4th August. Information on tickets can be found at the Eastbourne Theatres website.