Monday, 1 November 2010

Wanted and Found: One Suit of Armour!

Following an intensive search and coverage in The Grantham Journal, Grantham Dramatic Society have successfully found a suit of armour for 'Wanted - One Body!'

Help came from an unexpected source: a medieval re-enactment society! Paul Spence, a member of 'Lord Burgh's Retinue', has generously offered to lend us his fifteenth-century replica suit of armour. Mr Spence commented: "I'm more than happy to lend my reproduction armour for Grantham Dramatic Society's play. We are always glad to help out worthy causes like this."

Vicky Williamson, Grantham Dramatic Society's Chairperson, said: "Paul Spence's help has made a huge difference to the production and we can't wait to get into the theatre to see the armour on stage. It will make a real impact!"

As described on their website,, the Retinue is dedicated to the accurate recreation of prominent Lincolnshire historical figure Sir Thomas Burgh's retinue and household. The group promote knowledge and interest in the Burgh family and its homes at The Medieval Manor House in Gainsborough, and other associated sites such as Lincoln Castle, demonstrating many varied and exciting aspects of life in 15th century England.

The comedy whodunnit 'Wanted - One Body' will be performed at the Guildhall Arts Centre from 1st to 4th December.

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