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Eyam

Eyam

Synopsis

1665. As the plague runs rife through London, Reverend William Mompesson arrives in Eyam, Derbyshire, to lead the parish. But Eyam is no sleepy backwater; it is a village at war with itself. The community has dissolved, and neighbour feuds with neighbour under the watchful eye of a ruthless landowner bent on maintaining his grip on the village. When the plague arrives in Eyam, the villagers are tasked with examining their civil responsibility, as they must decide whether to stay quarantined, or flee and risk spreading the deadly disease.

Please note: as William himself observes when he arrives in Eyam, it’s a village full of ‘fighting and fornication’, so expect moments of violence and strong language.

 

Event details

Sun 7 Oct 2018, 2:30pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

Phone: 020 7902 1409

Email: access@shakespearesglobe.com

Website: Shakespeare's Globe

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