Rehearsals start on Monday!


Rehearsals for The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase start on Monday. I hope to post some clips of work in progress.

If you haven’t already booked your tickets please do. You can find links on our website Pimpernel Productions.

I’d also appreciate any shares on social media. On facebook The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase.  On Twitter @Pimpernelstage.

I’ve just set up an Instagram account Instagram Helen Bang but I’m new to it so bear with me!




The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase Cast Announcement!

I’m delighted to introduce our wonderful cast for The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase:

Edward Soper, Nicole Cooper, Neil John Gibson, John Winchester, Esme Bayley, Kyle Gardiner, Laurie Brown and Stephanie McGregor.

The director is Jennifer Dick, Associate Director at Bard in the Botanics.

Tickets available from See Tickets: Glasgow Friday 3 May and Denny Saturday 4 May

and Assembly Roxy: Edinburgh Sunday 5 May

Follow us on Facebook The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase

and Twitter Pimpernelstage






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Four weeks to go!


We open in Glasgow four weeks today, Friday 3 May.

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me to get this far.

Here is the poster/flyer for the show:  It is listed on a number of online sites but I’d really appreciate any shares on social media. Our facebook page is The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase – Facebook . Our Twitter handle is @Pimpernelstage.

Please note that there will be a reception and a free glass of wine after the short Q & A in Denny on Saturday 4 May.

Rehearsals start on Monday 22 April. I am very excited that I will finally see my play come to life.

Here are the links to the online listings:

Friday 3 May People Make Glasgow.

Saturday 4 May Visit Scotland – Denny listing

Sunday 5 May Assembly Roxy website


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So you wanna be a producer?


As this is my first time producing a show I knew it would be a very steep learning curve.

Actors’ contracts, venue contracts, commissioning graphic design, commissioning costumes, finding a wardrobe supervisor (luckily the director could help there.)

And unexpected costs.

Two of the venues we are using are not ‘theatre’ venues so lack lighting and sound equipment. I got a local company (who provide equipment for a youth theatre company my son is with) to give me a quote so that was factored in.

But then I realised said equipment will be in our possession overnight so will require insuring.  Another £99 to find.  I do have a contingency in the budget but it’s things like this that eat into it.


I decided that although this is a semi-staged production I wanted to have costumes as it will lift the whole show and clothes are an intrinsic part of the Scarlet Pimpernel story as fans of the novels will know.

I’m delighted to have discovered Mrs Papendick. The costumes she has made for us arrived yesterday and look wonderful. I’ve already posted some pictures of works-in-progress in an earlier blog, you’ll have to come and see the show if you want to see the rest… You can see Mrs P’s work on her website: Mrs Papendick’s website

Book your tickets now:  Pimpernel Productions Official Website

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It’s Mother’s Day this weekend – please remember that you can support the show at no cost to yourself when you shop online if you sign up to #easyfundraising. Easyfundraising website


Only seven weeks to go!

It’s only seven weeks until our first performance.

You can book tickets via See Tickets for the performances in Glasgow and Denny and via the Assembly Roxy website. Links on our website here Pimpernel Productions Ltd

My costumier has informed me that all but two of the costumes are finished, sneak preview here, I can’t wait to see the rest of them.

We’ve engaged a wardrobe supervisor to assist with the show, and are delighted to have Heather Currie on board.

Please like our Facebook page: The Scarlet Pimpernel Showcase

And follow us on Twitter @Pimpernelstage.

Roxy Upstairs, Edinburgh, Sunday 5 May, tickets now on sale

Tickets for the performance on Sunday 5 May in Edinburgh are now on sale:

Tickets for the Glasgow and Denny performances are available here:

We are delighted to announce the following cast members:

Sir Percy Blakeney – Edward Soper, Margaret Gordon Prize, 2018  
Lady Blakeney – Nicole Cooper, CATS award winner 2017
Citizen Chauvelin – Neil John Gibson


We look forward to welcoming you to the show!


“We seek him here, we seek him there…”

The Scarlet Pimpernel (abridged) Rollicking, epic new adaptation of the classic adventure story.

‘We seek him here, we seek him there…’

A mysterious, impudent spy.

An ambitious, ruthless, spy hunter.

And the woman they both love.

Let us transport you from the gaming tables of Georgian London to the prisons of Revolutionary Paris for a deadly game of cat and mouse in the shadow of the guillotine.


Performance Dates

Adelaide Hall, Glasgow, Friday 3 May

Broompark Centre, Denny, Saturday 4 May

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Sunday 5 May

Please note: This is a fully-rehearsed, semi-staged production.

Ticket information to follow shortly.