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Writer : David Rudkin
Director : Jack McNamara
Lighting Designer : Mark Pritchard
Sound Designer : Drew Baumohl

A world premiere
We presented the world premiere staged reading of this moving and haunting new play, featuring live music at Eyam Parish Church.
Described by the Observer as 'Britain's greatest living dramatic poet' visionary writer David Rudkin gives the Plague a central narrative voice as Pestis, a stunning and ruthless female character played by actress Charlotte Cornwell. This dramatic new telling of events at Eyam 350 years ago features haunting music from experimental violinist Angharad Davies.

Here We Stay is one work of a larger series of ten under the banner Place Prints. Each print is as unique and covers a story intrinsically linked to its location. Writer David Rudkin describes Here We Stay as "monumental, for it brings into our hearing the entire Eyam travels us...deep and deeper into that dark time itself".

Eyam is a beautiful village steeped in history. There are many charted walks in the area and buildings of historical importance, such as the Plague Cottages and the Museum - so this presents the perfect opportunity to combine the reading with exploring the area.

Target audience age: 12yrs+
Interval length: mins


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