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The Trial of Charles I, Huntingdon

Huntingdon Town Hall, 53 High Street, Huntingdon, PE29 3AQ

Performances are at 10.30am, 12noon, 2.30pm and 4pm. The performances last just over an hour each. When this was held in 2019, the performances all sold out – book early to avoid disappointment!

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Step back to 1649 when England put its own king on trial for his life!

Organised by The Cromwell Museum and Colonel John Pickering’s Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot, dramatised performances recreating the tumultuous events of the trial of King Charles I in January 1649 are be held in the atmospheric surroundings of one of the historic courtrooms in Huntingdon Town Hall.

Working with members of the Sealed Knot, and using original trial records from the Parliamentary Archives, the Museum has produced an edited and dramatised version of the trial, which will be recreated with all the key figures including King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell being played by amateur actors.

The trial is an immersive experience – so whilst there is a narrator who will introduce and interject into the performance, there will be members of the cast interspersed with the audience, who will heckle the trial and cause some disturbance, as the audience at the real trial did, so be warned!

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