Wednesday 20 October, 7.30pm at St George's Church


I, Spie

The imagined story of John Dowland, as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld. A new concert-play by Clare Norburn with Elizabethan tavern, street and courtly music.

Date & Time: Wednesday 20 October, 7.30pm

Ticket price: £20

Venue: St George's Church


Please note that there will not be a bar at this event

The Telling

Clare Norburn voice
Emily Baines recorders
Giles Lewin fiddle, bagpipes
Alison Kinder viols
Jamie Akers lute
TBC actors

Nicholas Renton director
Clare Norburn writer
Natalie Rowland lighting designer

This spellbinding new ‘concert-play’ follows renaissance composer and lutenist John Dowland as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld. (Think Spooks, 16th-century style.) But ultimately, John’s fate is in your hands as you’ll vote on how the show should end!

Directed by BBC TV’s Nicholas Renton (BAFTA-nominated Mrs Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters) who also directs for our Vision, Unsung Heroine, Into the Melting Pot and Love in the Lockdown shows.

Accompanied by Elizabethan tavern, street and courtly music performed by The Telling.

Ahead of the show, you’ll be invited to crack the all-important code as well as join a member of The Telling for an online percussion workshop so you can drum along with a number or two during the show.