Open Air Tour of The Scarlet Pimpernel

Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Stroud

Jenny Wren Productions presents

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel

 

By Baroness Orczy
Adapted by Jenny Wicks

We seek him here, we seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere!

"One of the funniest, quirkiest bundles of talent ever to lighten Gloucestershire’s doorstep" - Cotswold Life.


    

It’s 1792 and France is deep in the throes of revolution. The aristocracy are holding out for a hero, and one swoops in from across the Channel.

A tale of England and France, of rich and poor, of divided loyalties and of a mysterious hero saving French nobles from the guillotine – just for fun!
A small troupe of actors adopt a variety of disguises, accents and probably some beards, as Baroness Orczy’s classic adventure story gets the Jenny Wren treatment.

Fresh from success with a fantastic community production at Gloucester Cathedral of Coram Boy, Jenny Wren Productions return to an outdoor venue near you with a very original treatment of this ever popular tale of love, adventure, betrayal and redemption. Theatre Director Jenny Wicks has adapted the novel bringing her own brand of sparkling wit with a dash of irreverence, to create a fun and original version.

Jenny explained “I have always loved the book and wanted to produce an open air theatre version. We have performed many adaptations of classics including The Three Musketeers, Around the World in 80 Days, Sense & Sensibility, Emma and The Hound of the Baskervilles and always brought something a little different to each one. However, this is the first time that I have actually adapted the original myself and I've loved it. It's been a real challenge but ultimately exciting and rewarding too and I hope that audiences will enjoy the final result. There are the usual Jenny Wren touches with a dash of something a little extra too! Please come along and see for yourselves.”

Vive la Révolution! Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité! And knitting!

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Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July – Court Lodge, Randwick, Stroud. GL6 6HH.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
or Sawyers Estate Agents, Stroud 01453 751647. Tickets £10 adults; £8 concs.; £30 for 2 adults 2 concs.
In association with the Rotary Club of Stroud in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Refreshments, inc. wine, on sale. Park and Ride – follow signs on reaching Randwick.


Sunday 14th July – The Dean Garden Room, Parkend, Forest of Dean. GL15 4JA.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £10 adults; £8 concs.; £30 for 2 adults 2 concs.


Sunday 21st July – Cathedral of the Forest, Newland, Forest of Dean. GL16 8NL.
Performance 5pm – grounds open 4pm for picnics and refreshments on sale.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £10 adults; £7 children aged 5-16; £30 for 2 adults 2 children.
Parking: follow signs when you reach Newland. If wet, performance will go ahead in the church.


Friday 26th July – Tuckwell Amphitheatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham. GL51 6HE.
Performance 7.30pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics, and refreshments on sale.
Box Office: 01242 258002 / www.bacontheatre.co.uk Tickets £15 adults; £13 concs.


Saturday 27th July – Museum in the Park, Stroud. GL5 4AF.
Performance 7.30 – Museum open 6.30pm where refreshments will be on sale, or for picnics in Stratford Park.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £12 adults; £10 concs.; £8 under 16s.
Venue info: 01453 763394 / www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Sunday 28th July – Highnam Court, nr. Gloucester. GL2 8DP.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 5.30pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £12 adults; £8 concs. including admission to gardens.


Wednesday 31st July – Cowley Manor, Cheltenham. GL53 9NL.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm. Please do not bring picnics – full bar and BBQ food on sale.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £12 adults; £8 concs. £35 for 2 adults 2 concs.


Thursday 1st August – Rendcomb College, Cirencester. GL7 7HA.
Performance 7.30pm – grounds open 6.30pm for picnics, and bar open.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk Tickets £12 adults; £8 concs.


Saturday 3rd August – Glenfall House, Charlton Kings. GL54 4EP.
Performance 7.30pm – grounds open 6.30pm for picnics, and bar open. If wet, performance will go ahead indoors.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £12.50 adults; £8.50 concs.


Sunday 4th August – Scarr Bandstand, Forest of Dean. GL16 8JA.
Performance 6pm – grounds open 5pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £10 adults; £34 family ticket (2 adults 2 children).
Performance will go ahead in The Clubhouse, Sling, in the event of bad weather.


Friday 9th August – Conderton Manor, nr. Tewkesbury. GL20 7PR.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £12 adults; £10 concs.


Saturday 10th August – Priory Park, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3HA.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics.
Box Office: 01684 892277 / www.malvern-theatres.co.uk Tickets £14 adults; £12 concs.
If wet, performance in the Coach House Theatre. With kind permission of Malvern Hills District Council.


Sunday 11th August – Berkeley Castle, Berkeley. GL13 9PJ.
Performance 7pm – grounds open 6pm for picnics (bring your own or pre-order from the Yurt Tearoom – see www.berkeley-castle.com for details)
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £15 adults; £12 concs. inc £5 off entry to the castle the day of the performance


Saturday 7th September – Parabola Arts Centre,
Cheltenham. GL50 3AH.
Performance 2.30pm (N.B. indoors)
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Friday 13th September – The Elms School,
Colwall, nr. Malvern. WR13 6EF.
Performance 6.30pm – grounds open 5.45pm.
Box Office: Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Tickets £18 adults to include curry & glass of wine;
£14 children to include curry & soft drink.
Parking: follow signs on arrival.
If wet, performance in the Ashby Theatre.

 

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