Having had to cancel several of our In Conversations we are delighted to be able to offer this thirty-minute virtual alternative to the live events. It's not the same without Margaret's soup and a catch up with friends but we know you will find this an entertaining watch.

The Crooked Spire - a medieval murder-mystery musical is the latest project from Ashgate Heritage Arts, one of whose founding members is Friends' Committee member (and sterling raffle-ticket seller) Martin Coslett.

The Crooked Spire on Chesterfield’s parish church in Derbyshire UK is a symbol for the rebirth of Chesterfield after the ravages of the Black Death. In the wake of this plague of 1348, as the townsfolk are trying to rebuild their lives, corruption and murder rear their ugly heads. Based on Chris Nickson's exciting novel, this musical in the making finds John Carpenter confronted with intrigue, violence and murder trying to prove his innocence. In this recorded Q&A, Tim Leichtfried interviews Martin, along with Mary Hennessy and Peter Gray, on the challenges facing the creative process during the pandemic:

How to Write A Musical in Quarantine

Already previewed at this year's Buxton Festival the musical is now being showcased at Brighton Fringe (Available to watch until 8th November £3 per view). If you'd like to join the cast for a tantalizing preview of The Crooked Spire - a medieval murder-mystery musical Click Here

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Find out more about Ashgate Heritage Arts Here