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A cast of 40 actors and musicians tell this remarkable true story of a 17th Century Derbyshire village stricken with plague through the arrival of an infected box of clothing from London. The villagers make a heroic decision, persuaded by the present and former Rectors, to prevent its spread by remaining within the village at the certain risk of their own lives. As the plot unfolds, we experience the human tragedies and even comedies that ensue, and the idealism and the courage required to live within that idealism. Live music is played throughout our production to set the scene and to create the authentic atmosphere of 17th Century England. Traditional English folk songs have been carefully chosen to fit with the action of the play.

  • Date: 04/06/2019 19:45 - 08/06/2019 19:45
  • Location Stamford Arts Centre Theatre (Map)


(Please note, there will also be an extra outdoor performance for the Stamford Festival in the grounds of Browne’s Hospital at 2pm on Sunday 23rd June)

Tickets for all performances are available from Stamford Arts Centre, 01780 763203 and