Battle of Lewes play penned by mayor to be screened at church

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A screening of the mayor of Lewes’ play The Day of the Battle will be held at the All Saints Centre tomorrow (Saturday October 25) at 3pm and then again at 7.30pm.

The play is being augmented by performances of The Sword of Freedom, a choral commemoration of the Battle of Lewes composed by Helen Glavin. The singers are the Everyman Ensemble.

Entry is just £3 with all the proceeds going to charities nominated by the Mayor. Tickets from the Town Hall or on the door.

The play by Dr Micheal Turner was filmed at the Priory Ruins on May 17, 2014, the week of the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes that led to the birth of democracy in this country.

It was performed by members of Lewes Little Theatre live at three venues in the town. The last one was at the Priory ruins, scene of the surrender of King Henry III to the leader of the rebel barons, Simon de Montfort.