Cast37 total (11 F and 26 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorMagnus Lindman
LanguagesDanish, Finsk, Swedish
This is a magnificent musical version of the classic story, in a true Broadway and West End fashion. Towards the end of the seventeenth century, the Revolution is at its highest and the French aristocracy is being beheaded by the fearsome guillotine. Meanwhile in England, the seemingly conceited and wimpy Sir Percy entertains the circles of noblemen by reciting poetry about the great hero of that time, the Scarlet Pimpernel. To add to the amusement among the pretentious Brits, who are happy and safe in their seats, Sir Percy exaggerates to make the hero look more like a fool. However, behind Sir Percy’s softy and misleading appearance, hides a real hero because he is no less than the real Scarlet Pimpernel. In his many disguises, he saves the ill-fated men, women and children from the blood thirst of the French people. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL has inspired endless productions in theatre, film and TV and so on that account, it is considered to be one of the greatest classics in the world. The Hungarian Baroness Emmuska Orczy wrote it in 1905 and for the first time ever she introduced a hero in disguise. Undoubtedly, Sir Percy has inspired authors of works such as Superman, Batman and Zorro. The story is most suitable for larger productions, as it has many great incidents and opportunities to use magnificent sets and wonderful costumes from the seventeenth century. Furthermore, it contains excitement, romance and a sophisticated sense of humour so it all adds up to a splendid night in the theatre. SONGS: Storybook; Madame Guillotine; You are my home; Wedding dance; Prayer; Into the fire; The rescue; Falcon in the dive; When I look at you; Where’s the girl; The creation of man; The Riddle; The Scarlet Pimpernel; They seek him here; The Gavotte; She was there; I’ll forget you; The duel. ORCHESTRATION: Violin Viola Cello Bass Woodwinds Bassoon Contrabassoon Trumpet Trombone French Horn Percussion