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Reformation 500 Spectacular play

Sat 28 October 2017

Great St. Mary's Church

‘Reformation 500’ will dramatise with a spectacular play, how Martin Luther’s theses famously reputed to be nailed to the door in Wittenberg in 1517, changed history in England. Drama, music, Kings, Queens, martyrdom, tragedy and redemption, the tumultuous events of the Reformation in Cambridge are brought to life in the beautiful setting of Great St. Mary’s. There will be a wine reception during the interval and an opportunity to meet the cast in character. There is no ticketing for this event, but we recommend you arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.

‘Reformation 500’ is a collaboration between Remembering the Reformation, Great St. Mary’s Church and HistoryNeedsYou. Remembering the Reformation is an AHRC-funded research project based at the Universities of Cambridge and York. Reformation 500 is written and directed by Matthew Ward, Director of HistoryNeedsYou. He has worked on many well-known productions including Poldark and Horrible Histories for the BBC.

Background to the events: 2017 is being commemorated across the UK and beyond as the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. 31 October 1517 is the day on which Martin Luther is famously reputed to have nailed his theses to the door in Wittenberg, lighting the blue touch-paper of the Reformation. Cambridge has been described as the cradle of the Reformation in England and many significant events took place in and around Great St Mary’s church.

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.


All times

Sat 28 October 2017 7:00PM - 9:30PM


Address: Great St. Mary's Church
Senate House Hill
Email: heritage@gsm.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223747284