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After returning from fighting the Protestant Dutch, a group of disaffected Catholics decide a certain Guido Fawkes is exactly the man they need to spearhead their revolution against the new King. He eventually succumbs to their pleas, and must battle 'destiny' and his own conscience to convince himself to carry out what would be one of the greatest acts of terrorism the world has ever seen. The rest, as they say, is history... After a fantastic run in 2012 as the ADC Mayweek lateshow, this “Impressive…ridiculous…really, really fun” production (Cambridge Tab) is heading to the Fringe!

The show represents an exciting opportunity to showcase original writing from Cambridge students in a musical comedy (emphasis on the comedy and on the music!), which brings to life events and characters from a notorious era in English history. The events are sure to appeal to anybody with a sense of history and the writing to anyone with a sense of humour. With one individual caught up in grand schemes and grander themes such as revolution, existentialism and love, we see what could drive one such individual to an act of terrorism.


Scott Bird Online:
“likely to be one of the most fun, ridiculous and brilliantly playful shows you will see at this year’s Fringe ... a mock-epic as grand as Pirates of The Caribbean with the musical theatre attitude of Jerry Springer: The Opera

Three Weeks:
“bursting with energy … saucy dance numbers, campy performances and cheeky comedy … an incredibly spirited and worthy musical.”

Cambridge Tab:
“One of the snappiest things I’ve seen during my time at the Edinburgh Fringe … the main strength of the writing was in its ability to balance different modes of comedy … a fantastically fun musical.”

Ed Fringe Review:
“A zany musical, which combines humour and historical detail to create its near-faultless take on the plotted attack on Parliament … fresh, funny … a thoroughly enjoyable performance which should be commended for its comedic and historical value.”

Edinburgh Evening News (Scotsman):
“With a cheeky, innuendo-laden script and some excellent performances from a young cast, the show has many parallels with The Comic Strip Presents.”

The Cambridge Student:
“stunningly performed and perfectly written”

Cast and Crew
20th June 2012 - 23rd June 2012, ADC Theatre, Cambridge


Alastair Cannon, Christabel Clark, Freddie Crossley, Maria Montague, Robin Morton, Jess Peet, Freddie Poulton, Andrew Room, James Swanton


Keys - Oli Rew

Bass - Johann Hendrik Kamper

Cello - Alex Palmer

Drums - Basil Francis


Director - Matt Lim and Matt Elliot-Ripley

Musical Director - Oli Rew

Producer - Alex Palmer

Assistant Producer - Alastair Cannon

Tech Director - Matt Jarvis

Sound Designer - Graeme Sneddon

Choreographer - Maria Montague

Stage Manager - Mitchell Clarke

Cast and Crew
1st August 2013 - 26th August 2013, C Too Main House, Edinburgh


Tom Bailey, Chris Chalmers, Christabel Clark, Emily Davey, Amy Forrest, Matt Houston, Lucy Skinner


Director - Christabel Clark

Consultant Director - Matt Lim

Musical Director - Joshua Stutter

Choreographer - Emily Davey

Producer - Russell Fancourt, Lian Wilkinson

LX & Sound Design - Graeme Sneddon

Publicity Designer - Craig Slade

Book, lyrics - Daniël Henry Kaes

Composer - David Ferrs