The show will be coming to The Kings Arms this September/October
Ode to Saddleworth
“I beg thee – remember not this ancient land with modern fears not tarnished woe;
For beneath its bleak and blackened name dwell we; blanketed by city, aglow.
Nor penetrate murky soils, further – or be worthy, reckless game
To those sepia coupled portraits, attached, by shyly feeding on the shame;
For both were the two faces of the Devil, and ‘twere up here where He did dance;
And never were His twirls so hellish as when in love – His reflection, enhanced.
Therefore, seeks final riddance for these morbid, ravaged myths;
Not wade, unenlightened, as further victims in its mists.
So hail, hereafter, five names – as your compassion they’d expect.
Brief sparks to be not whispered; minus horrors, plus respects.
For four lie in peace now, and half a century sown;
Another be here unseen, still.
And he if one of our own”
Old Ground tells the story of two lovers who, against the backdrop of Manchester's
swinging sixties, became the most notorious and despised serial-killers in British
criminal history. Crimes so depraved and macabre, their extents would remain unspoken,
and untouched, for another two decades.
From their separate prison cells in the 1980s,
rumours of even more atrocities begin to surface. The psychopath seeks to exact revenge
on his ex-lover, while she - claiming to be a changed and innocent woman - simply
wants her freedom... and at any cost.
But will the truth ever prevail in this very
public battle of two abominable evils?
To assist with the specific technical requirements during this production, ticket
holders are kindly requested to wear black or very dark clothes for each performance.