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"I think that the world needs to hear Lynn's story"

"I think that the world needs to hear Lynn's story"

Published by Grace Mcgachy
1:34pm 21st September 2018.

It's a tale of intrigue, love and above all standing up for what you believe in.

And it's all about King's Lynn.

A play is being performed at the Minster based on the true story of Marjory Kempe a medieval mystic from our town in the 1400s.

 

skirting heresy 3

 

 

Written by New York Times Elizabeth MacDonald and directed by Christopher Yarnell- Skirting Heresy tells the story of Margery Kempe- a medieval mystic from King's Lynn.

Considered by many to be mad, bad and dangerous to know- Margery challenged the norm, forged her own path and despite being illiterate hers is the first autobiography in the English language.

The play focuses on her life and trial for heresy- she was nearly burned at the stake for her beliefs and visions!

skiriting heresy

 

With an original score created by Gareth Calway, Andy Wall and Vanessa Wood-Davies of the Penland Phezants- the play will be performed tomorrow (22nd September) in the King's Lynn Minster where Margery worshiped and probably buried.

The cast and crew want to encourage some civic pride in this fascinating character from our town's history.

Lynn Minster

 

Writer and journalist Elizabeth from New York told KLFM what she loves about King's Lynn:

"I just love Lynn.

There's a gentleness and a kindness here.

I've always been struck by how humble Lynn is about their heritage and I think that the world need to hear Lynn's story."

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