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Curtain down on The Scarlet Pimpernel


A big thank you to everyone who came to see The University of Kent Players perform a staged radio play of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel, snatches French aristocrats from the jaws of the guillotine. Armed with only his wits and his cunning, he recklessly defies the French revolutionaries while being hunted by ruthless French agent Chauvelin.

Radio dramas were once the most popular form of entertainment and were usually broadcast as live performances. This performance recreates the entire experience- from actors performing to a foley team creating sound effects such as daring horse riding and swashbuckling fights.

“They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere…..”

The group performed The Scarlet Pimpernel on November the 30th and December the 1st. The cast, foley team and production team had a wonderful time working on this production and can’t wait to see what play will be next.

If you came to see The Scarlet Pimpernel and enjoyed the experience please leave a review on our Facebook page.


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