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Tickets now available for The Scarlet Pimpernel staged radio play

The University of Kent Players present a live recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, a staged radio play set during the French Revolution.

Following the success of their first staged radio play, the Players will be taking the most elusive of characters, The Scarlet Pimpernel, to France and back (and back again) on Friday 30th November/Saturday 1st December 2018.

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…..”

Tickets can be bought here:​


The performance will start at 8pm, please arrive early to be seated- this is a ticketed event, however seats will not be allocated. Limited tickets will be available on the door, payable by debit or credit card only.

Mungos will be serving food from 6pm until 7.45pm. The menu can be viewed here: Mungos Menu. The bar will be serving drinks before and after the performance, the bar will close during the performance.

Situated in the heart of campus, Mungos- Eliot College is accessible to all. Visitors can park in Eliot Car Park (recommended), Beckett Court Car Park, and Keynes College Car Park after 5pm. If using sat nav use post code CT2 7NS.

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