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The Crooked Spire - a medieval, murder-mystery musical - in Concert

Type:Music

St Mary's and All Saints Church
Church Way
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S40 1XJ
The Crooked Spire - a medieval murder-mystery musical in concert, by Ashgate Heritage Arts

About

Ashgate Heritage Arts proudly present the premiere performance of songs from the upcoming musical "The Crooked Spire" based on Chris Nickson's novel. It is an homage to Chesterfield, and the iconic church spire in the centre of the town at the parish church, St Mary and All Saints.

John the Carpenter arrives in Chesterfield to look for work helping to built the Chesterfield church spire. 

It is 1360. A boy, Walter, helps him find lodgings and introduces him to his sister Katherine.

One morning John finds the body of the master carpenter stabbed to death.

When the only likely murderer is also found dead, John becomes the main suspect.  

It is only when the Winding Wheel is installed in the tower and progress is made on the spire that events come to a head. Has the murderer been cornered?

Advance tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, next to the Crooked Spire Church.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per adult
Child£5.00 per child
Concession£5.00 per concession

Advance tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, next to the Crooked Spire Church. Performance not suitable for children under 8.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Children welcome - Suitable for children over 8.

Parking

  • Parking with charge - Many town centre car parks nearby

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Crooked Spire Church is in Chesterfield town centre but has no car park of its own so the directions below are to the nearest town centre car park.

From North/South Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select right lane and go straight on. At traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane), take 1st left and left again into St Mary's Gate car park.

From East Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select left lane and take 1st exit (Lordsmill Street), then follow route from North/South for either multi-storey or surface car parks.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 10 minutes walk away

Any bus to Chesterfield town centre.

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Crooked Spire Church and daffodilsCrooked Spire Church, ChesterfieldSt Mary and All Saints, the Crooked Spire Church, was built in the late 13th Century and finished around 1360. It's the largest church in Derbyshire. The Spire stands 228 feet high and leans 9 feet 5 inches from its true centre.

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