19:30, Tue 7th – Sat 11th November 2023 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5
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“Sometimes I lie here looking at it - I dream in one instant Parliament bursts like a rotten fruit - spattering across the sky.”
It’s 1605 and James I, fresh from Scotland, is now King of England, a country fractured between Catholic and Protestant. A group of young religious fanatics from all corners of England, joined by mercenary Guido Fawkes, plot to strike at the heart of Government with a cellar full of gunpowder beneath Westminster.
This incendiary thriller weaves together the lives of kings and paupers, priests and spies, lovers and rivals in a heart-rending play of epic proportions, which interrogates how far would you go to defend your liberty?