It is 5th November 1606 - one year after the discovery of the failed Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament. Life for ordinary people is still fraught with secrets and suspicions.
On the eve of the first ever Bonfire Night, by order of King James I, the country prepares to light a string of fires. Tension mounts in one Sussex household as two brothers struggle to conceal their conflicting religious and political beliefs and the first bonfire celebrations reach a shocking climax.
Inspired by the annual bonfire parades in Lewes, this is a tense and fast-paced drama about loyalty, humanity and passion. Direct from its success at Chichester Festival Theatre, 'Fires in the Fields' is presented by Theatre and Beyond, Brighton's premier new writing company.