The Brutish Multitude are a voluntary group that was formed in early 2018 in the ancient village of Heptonstall West Yorkshire, to research and produce a community play based upon the 1643 English Civil War battle, the Battle of Heptonstall.
The script for The Battle of Heptonstall was written over the summer by commissioned playwright and director Michael Crowley
There will be three shows at St Thomas the Apostle Church in Heptonstall from Thursday 28th February to Saturday March 2nd and a fourth show at Halifax Minster on March 9th. There is promotional film about the play and the battle itself here.
“I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; and therefore truly, Sir, I think it’s clear, that every man that is to live under a government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that government; and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.”
Colonel Sir Thomas Rainsborough, Leveller and MP for Droitwich, The Putney Debates 1647.
Tickets are £10 and are available through Eventbrite.
Before the play is launched there will be a public lecture about these events on Monday 4 February, 7:00pm at The Waterfront Hall, Hebden Bridge Town Hall with local speakers and the playwright and director. Tickets are just £6.