One of the first places to provide the residents of Tunbridge Wells borough with a little Christmas magic is Trinity Theatre which started its run of The Prince and The Pauper on December 8.
Based on Mark Twain’s original tale of mistaken identity it’s been adapted for the stage by Jemma Kennedy who has delivered a playful and raucous version for audiences to enjoy.
“Jemma Kennedy’s adaptation brings Mark Twain’s classic story storming into magical multicolour life,” a Trinity spokesperson says. “In this wildly funny tale of haves and have-nots, we embark on a Tudor journey that revels in the merriest of music and bursts into life on our stage in full fantastical vibrancy!”
The show, which is running until January 2, is the first one the theatre’s new artistic director Sean Turner will have directed and judging by the hype it certainly promises to be well worth waiting for.
“After the last couple of years, I wanted to do a show that is full of laughter, adventure and wonderful music to bring us all back together in the best way I know how – joyful theatre!” says Sean who was appointed to the artistic director role earlier this summer.
The search for The Royal Seal
“Royal rumour has it, The Royal Seal is being traded through Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and surrounding areas on its journey out of Kent,” they tell the Times. “Will you help find it and claim your reward? Keep your eyes peeled; could it be in a shop window or perhaps resting neatly on a bookshelf, maybe even tucked away in a castle?
“With eight chances to return the seal, we challenge eagle-eyed families to track it down, claim the glory and save Christmas!
“Return the Royal Seal to our in-person box office to claim your bag of chocolatey gold and four tickets to Trinity’s Christmas Show The Prince and the Pauper.”
Follow Trinity Socials for QR code release of Royal Seal Journey (at eight venues).
To book tickets, which cost from £18 – £22, head to www.trinitytheatre.net/events/ The show runs from December 8 to January 2 2022.