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Discover more about our varied programme of professional theatre production throughout the UK as theatres reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by Mark Twain’s “The Prince And The Pauper”, this new production is a rich and rollicking tale of mistaken identity that has music, dance, and something for the whole family.



It’s with regret that we are starting the week with the following news… 
Due to a member of the production team testing positive for Covid, and in order to keep everyone involved with the show, including our audiences, as safe as possible, we have taken the decision not to open our upcoming production of The Princess and the Pauper tomorrow (17th August) as planned. We will now be opening on Tuesday 24th August at 7pm with performances every night until Saturday 28th, plus two matinees. 

This has been a difficult decision for both Swanage Rep and The Mowlem, but our top priority is the well-being of performers, production crew, staff and audiences. With that in mind, three members of the backstage crew are now isolating as a precaution.

We are following all government guidance and are committed to delivering this production and the rest of the season safely and enjoyably for the people of Swanage and beyond.

If you have booked shows for this week (17th - 21st August) the box office will be in touch, and we very much hope you are able to attend one of the dates next week. 

We’ll keep you updated on social media, but for now, we’ll see you from the 24th when the magic begins with The Princess and the Pauper.


About Hordern Ciani Ltd

Enjoy productions from our professional theatre production company throughout the UK. Based in the South West, Hordern Ciani was established in 2015 by producers Teresa Barlow and Katherine Mount. Backed by more than 40 years of combined experience, the company has gone from strength to strength, creating innovative and entertaining shows for professional theatre audiences nationwide. 

Equality at the core

At Hordern Ciani, we pride ourselves on creating theatre that cares about its audience. For instance, we have developed a style of theatre that incorporates British Sign Language into music and choreography, making our forthcoming show, The Princess And The Pauper, a fully deaf-accessible production. When you come to see one of our productions, we offer an extremely high standard of performance and staging that the whole family can enjoy.


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