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The Unquiet Grave by John Gleadall & Greg Mosse is a superbly evocative new one-act play telling a story of death and love, inspired by some of the greatest English folk songs.

 

It's a family story set in rural Suffolk - a mother and daughter separated by grief ... and love.

 

The Unquiet Grave is the title song but the show begins with The Suffolk Miracle. Maria Marten is a tale of unexplained violence. One of the very greatest folk songs of all time follows - He moved through the fair. There's a strong connection between folk and the comic music hall tradition with The Fellow that Played the Trombone and The Lobster and Poison Beer.

 

The mother is played by Jane Pegler (SHAKESPEARE'S LOST WOMEN) and Michaela Bennison (SEPARATE WAYS and LADY OF JAZZ).

 

The show was due to première at INK Festival 2020 in Halesworth, Suffolk, then delayed to 8-11 April 2021, before finally running in Sussex, Hampshire and East Anglia in August 2021.

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