The Crooked Spire – a medieval, murder-mystery musical – In Concert
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?