The Gunpowder Plot

10th October, 2015

Northamptonshire’s Boughton House is reaffirming its role as the home of Bonfire Night with the return of sell-out show, The Gunpowder Plot.

Tickets are on sale for the Estate’s third annual spectacle of performance, projection and pyrotechnics in November.

The centuries old tradition of thanksgiving was reinstated on Bonfire Night at Boughton House in 2013 in tribute to Edward, First Lord Montagu of Boughton- the father of Bonfire Night.

Edward personally sponsored legislation known as The Observance of 5th November Act 1605, which called for an annual thanksgiving for the failure of The Plot to assassinate King James I of England – setting in motion a tradition which has spanned centuries.

The Estate, home now to Edward’s descendant, the Duke of Buccleuch, will become a backdrop to the event telling the thrilling story of Northamptonshire’s infamous conspirators, as the production, in association with Northamptonshire County Council and Leicester-based theatre innovators METRO-BOULOT-DODO, returns on November 5th, 6th and 7th.

Charles Lister, property manager at Boughton House, said: “Edward’s story is somewhat overlooked in modern Plot lore, so it is wonderful to see him take his rightful place in the narrative once again in this stunning show.

“The Gunpowder Plot seems to have really captured people’s imaginations and we’re expecting sell-out performances again this year.”

Paul Long of METRO-BOULOT-DODO, said: “2015 is shaping up to be our biggest and best year to date. As well as the spectacular main show, guests can enjoy illuminations around Boughton House, atmospheric music, food, drink and a liberal helping of fire, including shows from Fairly Famous Family.”

The Gunpowder Plot takes place at Boughton Estate on November 5th, 6th and 7th. Tickets are on sale from Royal and Derngate ( priced at £12.50 per adult and £8 for concessions.