9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm


Boxtree Productions present: The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Cloisters at Peterborough Cathedral
Thursday 25 August 2016 19:00 - 21:00

Before Zorro, Batman and Superman there was ... The Scarlet Pimpernel! With original songs, spectacular sword fights and a little bit of romance, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this exciting and swashbuckling musical adventure.

Paris, 1793. A league of young English gentlemen of unparalleled daring are risking their lives to rescue the French nobility from the guillotine. They leave no trace behind except a note from the 'Scarlet Pimpernel'.

However, the ruthless spy master Chauvelin is determined to stop the rescuers by fair or foul means and, desperately outnumbered, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men must use all their wits to evade capture and stay alive.

- Will they succeed and escape France?

- Who will rescue the rescuer?

- And who is 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'?

Actors in costume rehearsing the Scarlet PimpernelTickets

The audience is encouraged to arrive at 6.00pm, one hour before the start of the show, to enjoy the beautiful Cathedral setting. You can bring a picnic or avail yourself of our Hog Roast, gourmet burgers and hot dogs (including vegetarian options), which will be on sale. There will also be a bar selling wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as ice cream sold from a traditional ice cream cart.

You may like to bring a blanket or a low backed chair to get comfortable for the evening. There might even be some pre-show entertainment! 

There will be an interval of around 20 minutes during the performance. The show will go on whatever the weather with cancellation only in the event of dangerous conditions.

In advance: adult £12, child £9, family* £33

On the day: adult £15, child £11, family* £40

* Family tickets apply to 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children.

Available from:

  • Oundle Box Office online

  • Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle,  in person and by phone on 01832 274734

  • Peterborough Information Centre, Bridge Street, Peterborough, in person and by phone on 01733 452336

  • On the door, space permitting, from 5.30pm