Directed by James Atherton
Book by Sarah Nelson
Music by James Atherton
After an incredibly successful production of The Little Mermaid Oldham Theatre Workshop is back at the Coliseum with its own award winning musical.
The true story of a small Derbyshire village that was hit by the plague in the autumn of 1665. The new rector William Mompesson persuaded the villagers almost single-handed to stay cut off from the world in order to stop the plague spreading throughout the county, and over the next 13 months 267 of the 350-strong community died. Within this story of sacrifice and heroism we see how the self-imposed isolation affected the community’s individuals. Despite the enormity of the tragedy, this is a life-affirming and still relevant drama, set to powerful music.
Eyam was made the subject of a BBC One documentary Greater Love Hath No Man, which was screened On Good Friday 2006 and won the prestigious Premier Award from the Sandford St Martin Trust.
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