The 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot fell on 5 November 2005. Kate Glover's play chronicles the events, and poses questions to which we still seek answers four centuries later.
Religious divisions: persecution of the adherents of the old Faith
Roman Catholic Priests hunted down and killed
New King promises greater toleration
Promises broken; persecution returns
Disappointed and angry young men plot overthrow of government
Plot betrayed; conspirators tortured and executed
Persecution of Roman Catholic minority sharpens
Kate Glover's lively retelling of the Gunpowder Plot.....laudable commitment to historical authenticity.....nice performances. Time Out
Kate Glover’s dramatisation of the events leading up to the 1605 Gunpowder Plot is most successful in evoking the discomfort and frustrations out of which the conspiracy rose. The Stage
Performances from an adaptable cast are strong and convincing...good theatre and a well-researched piece of history. Whatsonstage.com
Robert Catesby, mastermind of the Plot, gives instructions.
The conspirators plan their next move
Mistress Anne Vaux and Lady Digby discuss their options.
A Roman Catholic Priest is tortured by street thugs.