This show finished on Sunday 20 February 2022, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.

Dates

Friday 18 February - Sunday 20 February 2022

Venue

Augustine United Church

Price

£7/8/9 + fees

Author

Don Taylor

Details

The Roses of Eyam is a play about a village thrown into turmoil during the last major epidemic of The Great Plague in 1666. The play explores the tragic story of the historically labelled ‘plague village’ of Eyam, where four fifths of the population died. With bubonic plague proving a death sentence for those who contracted it, this true story examines loss, love, fear, suffering and courage in a disease stricken era not unlike our own. The need to comment on our situation now during the Pandemic crisis is ever present, not from a political angle, but from a human perspective. Confronted with an unimaginable moral dilemma, the locals had to choose: flee with their lives, potentially spreading the plague; or isolate themselves in the village, halting the spread and saving thousands, accepting certain death. This play follows the causes and consequences of this terrible choice. This will be a whirlwind which you wont want to miss!

Cast and Crew

Actor (Bradshaw)
Arwyn Travis
Actor (Catherine)
Cici Toke-Nichols
Actor (Cooper)
Eve Dagba
Actor (Emmot)
Elizabeth Martin
Actor (Frith)
Minnie Cross
Actor (Howe)
Matthew Jebb
Actor (Mompesson)
Conor O’Dwyer
Actor (Rowland)
Philomène Cheynet
Actor (Stanley)
Dominic Myers
Actor (Sydall)
Marnie Camping-Harris
Actor (The Bedlam)
Eloise Quetglas-Peach
Actor (Thornley)
Megan Burns
Actor (Unwin)
Ray Finlayson
Actor (Vicars)
Nina Marinkovic
Director
Benjamin Sumrie
Illustrator
Kate Granholm
Producer
Simran Punjabi
Production Designer
Lily-mae Arnold
Production Designer
Nasaybah Baleem
Sound Designer
Philly Holmes
Stage Manager
Edie Gillett
Tech Manager
Sabrina Carter

Gallery

Click on a thumbnail to see the image in full-size
Show All Shows