London is infected. The dead fall in the streets. As the plague pits fill, the people of London struggle to maintain a society in the face of overwhelming mortality. Based on eye-witness accounts from 1665 and drawing poetic parallels with modern epidemics, Ten Plagues relates one man’s journey through a city in crisis.
Told entirely through a series of songs, Ten Plagues explores humanity’s struggle with sickness and death and celebrates our capacity for survival.
Ten Plagues was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 1 August 2011.