The Scarlet Pimpernel: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Scarlet Pimpernel is set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and follows Sir Percy Blakeney, a British aristocrat who leads a double life. With a group of loyal followers, he rescues French aristocrats from the guillotine, all while maintaining his persona in high society. The musical follows his daring escapades and the dangerous game of cat and mouse with the French agent Chauvelin. Filled with intrigue and suspense, The Scarlet Pimpernel explores themes of love, loyalty, and heroism.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1700s / England, France (Paris)

Creative Team

Music: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics/Book: Nan Knighton

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1998)➝

Encore Recording (1999)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, Based on a Book, Dramatic, Large Cast, War

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