The Roses of Eyam - Stamford Shoestring Theatre
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The Roses of Eyam - Stamford Shoestring Theatre

A production by our resident amateur theatre company

by Don Taylor


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.


Sun 23 June 2pm - Browne's Hospital performance as part of Stamford Festival 2019

2hrs 50mins incl. interval

 Please note: Due to the structure of the building, there will unfortunately be no wheelchair access.

Tickets £10 (£8)

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