Pericles is offered the chance to win the hand of King Antiochus s daughter if he can solve a riddle. However solving the riddle reveals a terrible secret about the King that puts Pericles in mortal danger and sets him off on a death-defying voyage. The story takes place in a wondrous and timeless world, on a whirlwind journey through strange kingdoms and across perilous oceans. Pericles faces ruthless tyrants and rival suitors, surviving battles and shipwrecks on the adventure of a lifetime.Author Shakespeare. Company Derby Playhouse Youth Theatre. Adapted by Pete Meakin. Music Tony Coffey. Director Pete Meakin. Director Tony Coffey (music). Choreographer Fiona Shelton. Design Andy Miller. Lighting Alexandra Stafford.