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Scarlet Pimpernel, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Scarlet Pimpernel, The

Baroness Orczy, Beverley Cross

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

16m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573016509

Baroness Orczy
Adapted by Beverley Cross
"An evening of simple but unalloyed theatre magic." - Daily Telegraph

"Rumbustious, swaggering adventure tale." - Daily Mail

"Spectacular tongue in chic melodrama." - Mail on Sunday

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

First performed in 1903, The Scarlet Pimpernel was the most successful play of its day archetypal Edwardian theatre and the precursor of romantic Hollywood historical epics. This adaptation brings to modern audiences the tale of the elusive hero who snatches helpless innocents from death and rescues the Comte de Tournai with the enemy hot on his trail. The Scarlet Pimpernel works in the shadows, his identity unknown even to his immediate followers. So disinterested is he in claiming credit for his heroism that he affects the persona of the biggest fool in London. He stands for English stability and against chaos and passionate fanaticism.
"An evening of simple but unalloyed theatre magic." - Daily Telegraph "Rumbustious, swaggering adventure tale." - Daily Mail "Spectacular tongue in chic melodrama." - Mail on Sunday
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16m, 7f

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Beverley Cross

Beverley Cross

Beverly Cross (1931-1998) achieved instant success in 1959 with One More River starring Sir Michael Caine and directed by Laurence Olivier. His second play, Strip the Willow, made his future wife Dame Maggie Smith a star. Among his other successes were the musical comedy Half a Sixpence (1963) based on HG Wells’ book Kipps and his screenplay of Jason and ... view full profile

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