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The story was born out of a previous pandemic, in the 14th century, in our local community. The musical contains much to entertain and keep the audience on the edge of their seats; multiple murders, a great deal of mystery and beautifully composed music which helps convey the narrative and emotion of each scene.
Saturday Evening 21st May 2022
The Crooked Spire, brilliant, I really enjoyed it, so much to mention. I’ll start with what a fantastic show. All the actors played their part well and were convincing in their roles. We immediately took to John, surely he couldn’t have done it? Geoffrey was a bad lot, that was obvious despite only short appearances. Then there was Mark, an angry young man if ever we saw one. Oh, who could be a murderer. There were a few choices some more menacing than others. I was convinced I knew.
Walter played by young Eddie Waller was exceptional. A confident actor, his singing was perfect and added to that cheeky grin I think there may be a future star in the making.
Thursday 19th May 2022 was certainly ‘a day to be seized’ by anyone who loves Chesterfield’s iconic Crooked Spire and legendary Pomegranate Theatre. Our medieval market town’s fascinating cultural history – and endearing ability to punch above its regional weight – were made manifest in superb style during the opening performance of: ‘The Crooked Spire – A Medieval Murder-Mystery Musical’.
Adapted from a book of the same name by northern writer Chris Nickson, the show is the fruit of almost four years’ hard toil by an intrepid team of creatives led by Producer Martin Coslett: a time in which plague – an all too familiar reality in the story’s 14th century genesis – returned to dominate the lives and careers of today’s ensemble in the form of a modern-day global pandemic. Notably, performances of the show are dedicated to ‘loved ones, the families of Ukrainians, and all those devastated by crime, plague or war.’
The Crooked Spire Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, May 19-21,2022. A full-length mystery play set in the time when Chesterfield's crooked spire was built will premiere this week.
The Crooked Spire tells the story of a man who arrives in town from York to work on the spire and is accused of murdering its master carpenter. The man enlists the help of new friends in a fight to prove his innocence.
17/5/2022 2 Comments
Prize-winning artists from a Chesterfield school have scooped tickets to the first performance of a new musical.
source article from Derbyshire Times By Gay Bolton