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The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • 6 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019

Event Information

Age: 6+ or younger if of a brave disposition!

Thursday 6 December 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019

Running Time: 2 hours including an interval

★★★★ “An imaginative and extremely fun piece of Christmas theatre … a prize-winning poodle of a children’s show” The Stage

★★★★ “With fights, chases, wonderful costumes, intrigue, disguises and a little romance there is a lot to celebrate in this production, which maintains the high standards of the egg Christmas shows” StageTalk Magazine

“Once again, the egg has struck gold with a wonderful piece of funny and fabulous family theatre” Bath and Wiltshire Parent

“The kids loved it. Everyone loved it. This is just the best kind of family fun, a thrill to watch and with a hugely talented young cast” Bath Chronicle


In a fresh and contemporary take on the popular novel, let us transport you to Paris where it’s 1792 and the French Revolution is in full swing…

Whispers are rife that a mysterious band of bounders, led by a flamboyant masked hero, are helping French poodles – and their owners – escape to England. Meanwhile, Marguerite is tired of balls, banquets and French fancies brought home by her foppish husband, Sir Percy. As she seeks a better life, she uncovers a string of heroic deeds and artful plot twists revealing the elusive and admirable Pimpernel to be closer to home than she thought…

The Scarlet Pimpernel is brought to you by the team behind last year’s Little Mermaid, winner of the Best Show for Children and Young People at the UK Theatre Awards. Expect witty wordplay, brave women, not-so-brave men, hysterical double disguises, elaborate hoaxes, poodles aplenty and very, very high wigs. Everything a modern day audience could wish for in just under 2 hours of deliciousness.

Sponsored by King Edwards School Bath

King Edward’s is a school full of creative possibilities, committed to nurturing young talent across music, dance and drama. King Edward’s is delighted once again to sponsor this year’s Christmas production, The Scarlet Pimpernel.

£18 adults / £12 children & students
Schools discounts £8 each plus one free teacher per 10 tickets booked (11th ticket free)

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 2 years;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. Lap seats are not available on performances recommended for children aged 0 – 2 years
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Based on the book by Baroness Orczy
Co directed Emma Earle & Joe Hufton
Designed by Zoe Squire
Adapted by Christopher William Hill
Composer Jack Drewry
Sound design Jonathan Everett
Co Produced With Pins and Needles Productions

Performed by Pins and Needles Productions.

Pins and Needles’ produce quality theatre for Families and Young adults. We develop adaptations and create original works. We are passionate about finding theatrical, imaginative ways of telling stories to challenge expectations and ignite audiences’ senses.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly


Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here