By Edward Kemp

    19:30, Tue 7th – Sat 11th November 2023 at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 5

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    abuse, self-injury, violence, death, blood, torture, homophobia, religious persecution, police brutality

    “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?

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    Robert Cecil
    Robert Catesby
    Guy Fawkes/Robert Southwell
    Richard Topcliffe
    King James VI/I
    Queen Ane of Denmark
    Esmé, Earl of Lennox
    Thomas Percy
    Harry, Earl of Northumberland
    Edward Percy/Pageant Master
    Henry Garnet
    Thomas Winter
    Francis Tresham
    Martha Percy
    Lizzie Monteagle
    Baron Ellesmere
    William Monteagle
    Kit Wright/Lord Somerset
    Katherine Suffolk
    Anne Vaux
    Jack Wright/Queen Elizabeth I
    Archbishop of Canterbury
    Martha Percy (Understudy)

    Production Team

    Assistant Director
    Publicity Designer
    Welfare Lead –
    Assistant Director
    Lighting Designer
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    Stage Manager
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Photography SM –
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    Technical Director
    Assistant Lighting Designer
    Fight Choreographer –
    Makeup/Eyeliner Designer –
    Get-In Helper, Set Builder –
    Set Painter
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