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Play telling the story behind The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to be staged by Act II at St Mary's in Long Sutton

Act II Theatre Company heads to Long Sutton to stage '5/11' on Friday and Saturday (November 2 and 3).

It’s described as a ‘thrilling and visceral' re-telling of the lead up to, execution and ultimate failure of The Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

As the title of the play suggests, the themes of terrorism and violence carry just as much relevance now as they did four hundred years ago.

The cast of 5/11 in rehearsal for the play this Friday and Saturday.
The cast of 5/11 in rehearsal for the play this Friday and Saturday.

Director Karl Gernert said: “The events of 1605 are remembered every year, but what is less often considered is the story behind the headlines.

“Who were the conspirators? What did they want? What did the establishment do to thwart them?

“We hope to answer some of these questions and get people thinking with this show.”

Back-stabbing, intrigue, mystery, conspiracy and religious upheaval all feature in this new take on an old story - and it’s all performed against the majestic backdrop of St Mary’s Church in Long Sutton.

Performances are at 7.30pm both Friday and Saturday

Tickets cost £9.50 or £8 for concessions and are available on the door.


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