‘The Peabody Chronicles – The Complete Story’

Spanning a 30-year period, from 1887 to 1917, ‘The Peabody Chronicles’ is a tale of villainy, skulduggery, kidnap, heroism, war, love, heartbreak, revenge, injustice, come-uppance… 

Originally developed as part of The Occasion’s ‘This Fire’ programme, The Southside Group are now delighted – with funding from Creative Scotland and The Hugh Fraser Foundation – to bring the complete story to a screen near you.

‘I loved this, have told plenty of people all about it and would thoroughly recommend you take your creatively critical eye and go and learn what it is like to emerge from lockdown with your art intact’.

Donald Stewart, The Fringe Review (on The Southside Groups’ Peabody Chronicles)

Episode 1 – 1887:

Summertown. 1887. A happy place until the mysterious Nathanial Stroke arrives and buys the Old Mill. What are his plans? And why is he so interested in talking to Dr. Killjoy?

Episode 2 – 1890:

Three years have passed since Nathanial Stroke arrived in Summertown. The Lord Fitzpatrick is ill… desperately ill. And Nathanial Stroke has aspirations to take over The Lord’s estate and title.

Episode 3 – 1910:

Change is afoot as the old guard die and pass unresolved issues on to their sons. Meanwhile, the residents of Summertown begin to plot their revenge on Stroke and Killjoy.

Episode 4 – 1917:

A great war rages across Europe. Philip Snr. is missing, presumed dead. The young Lord Stroke kidnaps Wee Maggie. What is to be done?

Episode 5 – 1917:

The Philips Jnr. and Snr. have returned to Summertown but Wee Maggie is still missing. Can she be rescued before Lord Stroke’s plan reaches its dastardly conclusion? The final episode of The Peabody Chronicles!

If you’ve enjoyed The Peabody Chronicles or any of our other productions please consider making a donation to our Box-Office fund. All contributions make a difference and go back into our work with The Southside Group – just Pay What You Feel by clicking on the Donate button. 

The Southside Group

The Southside Group is an exciting initiative designed to increase opportunities for adults with learning disabilities to become involved in theatre.

Open to everyone aged 16+, no previous drama experience is necessary! Just a desire to have fun, create, play, explore and meet new people.

If you, or someone you know, would like to join The Southside Group, please contact Pete or Catherine via info@theoccasiontheatre.com

The Peabody Chronicles – the Complete Story was made possible with support from Creative Scotland and The Hugh Fraser Foundation.
For more information please head to The Southside Group page.
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