Anne Askew: a woman of courage in Tudor Lincolnshire.
Anne Askew, who was born in Stallingborough & grew up in South Kelsey. In 1545 she read the Bible illegally in Lincoln Cathedral, although she knew that she would be harassed by the priests. In 1546, she was burnt, in London, as a heretic. She had been caught up in a conspiracy against Queen Katherine Parr. Her written account of interrogations, including torture in the Tower, was smuggled out of England & published in Germany by John Bale, an exiled priest and playwright. The play focuses on her peaceful protest and its significance for our own understanding of freedom.
Script-in-Hand performs staged-readings of original plays – with script-in-hand. Our first play was The Sellwood Girls, in June 2018.
Lincoln Christmas Market – Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th December 2019
Every year we open for the Christmas Market, when the city of Lincoln is filled with hustle and bustle and Christmas Spirit! tables from £550 for the three days.