The Prince and the Pauper


Choreographer: Irek Mukhamedov

Composer: Timothy Hammond

Original Scenario: Lucille Briance

Costume Design: Kate Ford

Set Design: Diego Pitarch

Lighting Design: Jon Buswell

The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of two identical boys, Edward and Tom, one a prince and one a pauper, who are fascinated by each other’s lives and decide to switch clothes for fun.  But the boys end up being mistaken for each other, and through a twist of fate find themselves living the other’s life.  Edward experiences a life of poverty and pain and vows to reign with mercy when he is restored to his rightful place. Meanwhile in the palace, Tom – born a pauper and unaccustomed to the life of a prince – is believed to be mad or ill. When the King dies, will the wrong boy be crowned?

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