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The Prince and The Pauper


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The Unicorn Theatre's Christmas show is a lively adaptation by Jemma Kennedy of Mark Twain's classic story of confused identities.

Set in a Tudor London, a young street urchin Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the heir to the throne, Prince Edward VI and by pure coincidence they find they look almost identical.

The Prince and The Pauper is a classic story of what happens when two boys trade clothes one afternoon and as a result trade lives as well; Tom Canty is forced into a world of royal intrigue and courtly power, while Edward is cast down to the mercy of blaggards and thieves. At once brilliantly comic, touching and true, this is a fast paced and rousing adventure with music for all the family.

Real life twins Danielle and Nichole Bird will play the Tom Canty and Edward VI. The versatile cast also includes Nicholas Boulton as Henry VIII/John Canty, Richard Evans as Father Andrew, Jonathan Glew as Hereford, Jake Harders as Miles Hendon/Busker, Jason Morell as Bet/Elizabeth and Katherine Toy as Mrs Canty.

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Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
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Box office: 020 7645 0560


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