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The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Orczy Adapted for the stage by Beverley Cross
Directed by Andy Briggs

27th June to 4th July 2020

Director Andy Briggs

07950484647

 andybriggs92@hotmail.com

Auditions

Sunday 7th July 16:00 to 16:55 and Sunday 14th July 11:00 to 11:55

In performance at the GWT 27 June 2020 to 4th July 2020

The Minack theatre Cornwall 3rd August 2020 to 7th August 2020

 Before there was Batman there was Zorro, before there was Zorro there was The Lone Ranger. And before any of these there was the original mysterious superhero The Scarlet Pimpernel.

A swashbuckling costume extravaganza.

 Please note I have not stipulated any age ranges for characters with the exception of Sir Percy Blakeney. He should ideally have a playing age of between thirty to forty five.

Characters

England

Sir Percy Blakeney Bt The Scarlet Pimpernel

Marguerite Blakeney Sir Percy’s wife

Sir Andrew Ffoulkes Bt Member of the league of The Pimpernel

Lord Anthony Dewhurst member of the league of The Pimpernel

HRH the Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV

Lord Grenville Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Jellyband Landlord of The Fisherman’s Rest

Sally Jellyband

France

Chauvelin Envoy to England sworn enemy of The Pimpernel

Lambert Captain in the National Guard. Henchman to Chauvelin

Armand St Just Member of the league of The Pimpernel. Brother of Marguerite

Suzanne de Tournai Young noble woman rescued by The Pimpernel

Robespierre Leading member of the Committee Of Public Safety

Paul de Grignon young nobleman. First seen in disguise as an old man.

Comte de Tournai Suzanne’s father

Citizen Captain

Brogard Landlord of the Lion d’Or. Hunchback, eyepatch and a limp.

Numerous old ladies, sans-culotte, soldiers, flunkies, aristocrats, citizens and servants one large Italian female opera singer. These will not be auditioned. Please express an interest.

Audition pieces

Blakeney, Lambert, Citizen Captain

Page 4 from Citezen Captain. “Hey! Mother Renault…” to

Page 6 Lambert. “…Evil old bitch”.

Lambert, De Grignon, Citizen Captain

Page 6 from Lambert. “God what a hag…” to

Page 6 Lambert “…hate the lot of them”.

Jellyband, Chauvelin, Lambert, Lord Anthony

Page 8 from Jellyband. “A dirty night…” to

Page 9 Jellyband. “…just to say goodbye to him”.

Lord Anthony, Sir Andrew, Suzanne

Page10 from Lord Anthony. “What happened? All safe…” to

Page 11 Suzanne. “…I may never meet Lady Blakeney”.

Blakeney, Marguerite, Armand

Page 14 from Marguerite. “Sir Percy…” to

Page 15 Marguerite. “…as I know that you are well and safe.

Prince, Grenville, Marguerite, Blakeney, Suzanne, Flunky

Page 22 from Flunky. “My Lords, Ladies and…” to

Page 23 Prince. “ …devant le Francais”.

Chauvelin, Marguerite

Page 26 from Marguerite. “Shall we to the Mozart…” to

Page 27 Chauvelin. “…and death for your brother”.

Blakeney, Marguerite

Page 35 from Blakeney. “M’dear why have you…” to

Page 36 Marguerite. “…illusion lay shattered at my feet”.

Robespierre, Chauvelin

Page 42 from Robespierre. “ Citizen Chauvelin!” To

Page 43 Robespierre. “…only dig their own graves”.

Brogard, Armand, De Tournai, Blakeney

Page 44 from Blakeney. “Brogard! Brogard! A bottle of…” to

Page 45 Brogard. “…go elsewhere – no room for anybody!”.

When auditioning for the GWT run it is an expectation that you are committing to the performance at Minack.

·    When auditioning there is an assumption you want to be part of the company at both venues regardless of final casting. If you are auditioning for a specific part and only that role please make that clear.

·    Anyone wanting to join the company just for Minack will only be considered for a unnamed non speaking role. The cut off for notification will be as rehearsals start at the GWT.

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