"Treason, because history class needed a soundtrack!"
Treason, because history class needed a soundtrack! This beautiful musical, with music and lyrics by Ricky Allan and a captivating book by Charli Eglinton, takes the audience on a melodic journey through the historical tale of the gunpowder plot.
Sam Ferriday shines in the role of Thomas Percy whom the narrative follows, with Gabriel Akamo, portraying Fawkes as a narrator spirit, piercing through the veil of the afterlife to guide us through the story. We are reminded of his limited time with us as we hear ticking clocks.
Under the direction of Hannah Chissick, the ensemble breathes life into the narrative, wearing seemingly period-appropriate undergarments, performing stylised choreography/mime that aids seamless scene transitions. While a subtle disconnect between the character parts and the ensemble, one might interpret the ensemble as ethereal spirits, adding an intriguing layer to the performance.