ST GILES' BREED, by Edd Mustill
"St. Giles' breed
Better hang than seed"
This show took place beneath the bells of St Giles' Church, time-travelling to 1665. The plague has struck this slum parish, on the fringes of the City of London, and there is madness in the streets.
With society falling apart around them, civil war veterans Rathbone and Weep-Not are charged with keeping the parish under strict quarantine and the locals in order. But for Annie a trip to the theatre is worth any risk…
Is theatre the breeding ground of sin?
Must religious conviction crumble in the face of remorseless catastrophe?
Are ideals just for the young, or does radicalism survive and resurface?
'St Giles' Breed' was written by Edd Mustill, performed by Jessica Barker-Wren, Pablo Navarro MacLochlainn and John Fitzpatrick, and directed by Kate O'Connor. It was performed in St Giles' churchyard in July 2013 as part of Transcend festival.
Photos by Liam Young,