King John and the Magna Carta
Following the enormous input of Royal and Derngate Theatres for the massive Restoration Trust flower and costume festivals of 1987/1989 and 1991 with royal visits and many thousands of visitors from around the country, The Parochial Church Council was delighted to co-operate with the theatres and The Globe Theatre to present “King John & Magna Carta” in the 800th anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta signing.
With King John being a
regular visitor to Northampton
Castle it is likely that
the King and his Courtiers would have visited the church as have many royals
down the centuries. From an earlier time, rebel Archbishop Thomas A’Becket
was at Holy Sepulchre amid skirmishes prior to leaving the town at Cock Crow on the 14th October 1164 via the North Gate of the time.
Presented to sell out
audiences from April 24th to
As a reminder for those who were present and for those who were unable to book a seat, we offer some photographs of the setting that gave the feel of a castle great hall where multi actions and diverse conversations were central to a magnificent performance.
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