Stapledon – A new community play for Ashburton and the Dartmoor area

This historical drama charts the life of Walter Stapledon Bishop of Exeter – from his humble origins coming from a farming family in North Devon, through his meteoric rise in the church and politics to become King Edward the Second’s most trusted diplomat and also his treasurer, to his murder by a London mob in 1326. His life is counterpointed by the story of a farming family on Dartmoor during the Great Famine.

‘Stapledon’ is a new play written by MED Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Beeson and performed by a community cast from the Dartmoor area with music by Gillian Webster and Trefor Farrow. A longer blurb about the history that has inspired the script can be found here.

Performances on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, and Saturday 29th of September 2018, 7.30pm in St Andrews Church, Ashburton

For more information contact MED Theatre on 01647 441356 or  

Photos by Jenny Steer