The Prince and the Pauper

A Unicorn production

YOU ARE A PRINCE, NOT A PAUPER. AND BEFORE TOO LONG THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND WILL BE IN YOUR HANDS…

  • by Mark Twain, adapted by Jemma Kennedy
  • Directed by Selina Cartmell
  • Set Designer Garance Marneur
  • Lighting Designer Chahine Yavroyan
  • Costume Susan Kulkarni
  • Musical Director & Composer Antony Elvin
  • Musical Supervisor Tom Curran
  • Fight / Movement Director Kate Waters

Set in a Tudor London so vibrant you can smell the potato peelings, poor Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young heir to the throne, Prince Edward – and by pure coincidence they find they look almost identical.

Mark Twain’s classic tale of confused identities tells the story of what happens when the one is mistaken for the other: Tom Canty is forced into the world of the court and power, while Edward is cast down into a world of poverty and thieves, from which he must fight his way back to the Court.

'The children in the audience whooped and laughed and children vaulted over the seats in the acclamation and coronation scenes to touch the hand of the prince in this elegant show.' 4 STARS

Times

'It has all the ingredients for a romp and this lusty adaptation is a spirited pleasure.' 5 STARS

Daily Mail

'...this Prince and the Pauper... has high entertainment value.' 'The actors... are uniformly excellent' 4 STARS

Telegraph

 

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