Before Zorro, Batman and Superman there was the Scarlet Pimpernel. Paris, 1792. Each day scores of the French nobility are sent to the guillotine. They are trapped in Paris. There is no escape. But rumours whisper of a league of young English gentlemen of unparalleled daring who are risking their lives to spirit aristocrats across the channel. They leave no trace behind except a nor from ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’. The ruthless spy master Chauvelin is determined to stop the rescuers by fair means or foul and, desperately outnumbered, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men must use all their wits to evade capture and stay alive. With original songs, spectacular sword fights and a little bit of romance there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this exciting and swashbuckling musical adventure. The performance will take place in the open air in front of the Castle, in a truly magical setting. The performance starts at 6pm and will finish at approximately 8. The audience will be seated on the grass in front of the castle and should bring low camping style chairs or a rug to sit on. Do bring picnics if you would like to, and hot, cold and alcoholic drinks will be available from the cafe in the Keep before the performance and during the interval. Entry is from 5pm, but tickets for the performance will admit the holders to the castle and grounds throughout the day if you would like to come earlier.
Wednesday 24th The Scarlet Pimpernel 6pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Family £42, Under 5 £0