Eyam


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.
Eyam at Shakespeare's Globe

Image: Shakespeare's Globe


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe
Started: Saturday 15 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 13 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Matt Hartley is an award-winning writer whose work has been produced by Hampstead Theatre, Paines Plough, Pentabus and the Royal Shakespeare Company.


'The Globe is a magical space.


A place for invention, play and adventure.


Every visit has always sent shivers down my spine and made me evaluate what is possible as a writer.


Having grown up looking out of my bedroom window at Eyam, this has been a story that I've wanted to tell for nearly 30 years and I can't wait to share it with the Globe audience.' - Matt Hartley.


Adele Thomas is a theatre and opera director.


Previous work at the Globe includes The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).


'It is such a thrill to be bringing this play about the power of ordinary people to theatre's ultimate civic space.


It is a vital time in our history to be asking ourselves what our collective responsibility is, and what sacrifices we'd be willing to make for the betterment of all society, not just our personal tribe.


I am beyond excited to be starting work on this extraordinary play.' - Adele Thomas


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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 15 September 2018

Press night:Thursday 20 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 13 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Gallery (seated) from £22


Yard (standing) £5


Concessions:
£3 off for under 18s

Access information


Audio‑Described Performance:

Saturday 13 October, 2.00pm


Captioned Performance:

Sunday 7 October, 1.00pm


Creatives


Author: Matt Hartley
Director: Adele Thomas

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