Eyam 350th Plague Commemoration: Oldham Theatre Workshop presents ‐ Eyam
A True Story of Sacrifice and Heroism
Book by Sarah Nelson, Music by James Atherton
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September in Eyam Church
The true story of a Derbyshire village that was hit by the plague in the autumn of 1665. The new rector William Mompesson along with non‐conformist minister Thomas Stanley persuaded the villagers to stay cut off from the world in order to stop the plague spreading throughout the county, and over the next 14 months 260 of the over 700‐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 lifeaffirming 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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