Scarlet Pimpernel expected in Peterborough Cathedral cloisters

Scarlet Pimpernel in Cathedral Cloisters

Scarlet Pimpernel in Cathedral Cloisters - Credit: Archant

The mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel is expected to appear in the cloisters of Peterborough Cathedral on Thursday August 25 when Boxtree Productions present their swashbuckling outdoor theatre show at 7.00pm.

With intrigue, adventure, swordfights and songs, plus some pyrotechnics and romance for good measure, there is something for all the family to enjoy in this magical evening of open-air theatre, say promoters.

Arrive early for a hog roast, gourmet burgers and hot dogs or bring your own picnic. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as ice cream sold from a traditional ice cream cart.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is set in Paris in 1793, when young English gentlemen of unrivalled daring risked their lives to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine at the height of the French Revolution. They left no trace except a note from the “Scarlet Pimpernel”. Pursued by the ruthless spy Chauvelin, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men must use all their wits to evade capture and stay alive.

Advanced tickets cost £9 (children), £12 (adults) and £33 (family).

To book, visit or call 01733 452336 or buy tickets from 5.30pm on the day.