Reformation 500: Cambridge Remembers the Reformation

28 October 2017

Join us on the 28th October at Great St Mary's Church for a free family activity day and evening play to commemorate 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.

Saturday 28 October, 11am to 4pm - a free family activity day in Great St Mary’s Church with hands-on craft activities, Tudor music and drama, all exploring the events of the Reformation 500 years ago. Meet King Henry VIII and a host of Tudor heroes, villains, heretics and villagers and experience the sights and sounds of long ago.

Saturday 28 October 7.00 pm at Great St. Mary’s, Cambridge –Reformation 500’ will dramatise with a spectacular play how Martin Luther’s theses changed history in England.  With 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.

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