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Back with a bang!

The Gunpowder Plot as you’ve never seen it before

An explosive new re-telling of the story of The Gunpowder Plot will have its world premiere at Boughton House this November. Back with a bang after a one year hiatus, the completely reimagined show from Leicester theatre company MBD will feature an all-new score, script, choreography and animation when it’s staged in the grounds of the stately home on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th November.

A true feast for the senses, it will dive into the narrative after the failure of the infamous plot against the monarch, posing the question “How did we become so divided?”

Kicking off at the most dramatic moment in the narrative - the execution of Guy Fawkes - the momentum won’t let up as the climate surrounding The Plot is explored through a spectacle of projection, performance and pyrotechnics, against the stunning and intimate backdrop of the courtyard at Boughton House.

Host venue Boughton House played a significant role in the creation of the Bonfire Night tradition after Edward, First Lord Montagu of Boughton House, sponsored what’s known as the The Observance of 5th November Act 1605 calling for an annual act of thanksgiving for the failure of The Plot.  Early bird tickets to the performances on Saturday 3rd and Monday 5th November are on sale now from £12.50 at www.gunpowderplot. org or from 01536 470470. 

Find out more about the autumn events calendar at Boughton House at or by contacting the team on 01536 515 731 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


To be in with a chance of scooping a pair of tickets to your chosen performance  of The Gunpowder Plot at Boughton House this November, just answer the following question: Who will be executed as part of  The Gunpowder Plot spectacle?

Entries should be emailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 17th October. Please put ‘Village Connect Ticket Competition’ in the subject line. 

Tickets are not refundable or transferrable and cannot  be exchanged for cash.  Usual T&Cs apply. Entries will be destroyed once the winner has claimed their prize, in accordance with Boughton House’s privacy policy  (

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