After a successful run over 20 years, the historical play by Amersham Martyrs Community Play has nearly come to the end of its road with only six more showings left.

The Amersham Martyrs Community Theatre commemorates the tragic burning of six men and one woman from Amersham in 1511-1522 during religious conflict.

They were known as ‘Lollards’, whose only crime was to wish to hear the Bible read in English as well as pray in the English language, which directly challenged the authority of the Church.

At the time, the Church insisted on Latin as the universal religious language, so only priests were able to interpret holy texts.

The final show dates are March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26 in St Mary’s Church, on Church Street in Old Amersham.

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Executive producer, Martin Pounce said: “It has been a heroic effort by our Directors, cast members and everyone involved, to overcome the huge obstacles thrown in our way by the pandemic.

“We don’t want people to miss this last opportunity, especially as tickets are limited.”

After its commissioning by Amersham Museum from Stan Perry to mark the new millennium and its first performance in 2001, the play has sold out each year in 2004, 2011 and 2016.

Emily Toettcher, Director of Amersham Museum said: “We’re delighted that the play is going ahead, after all the setbacks that the team have experienced.

“It’s great to see the community coming together to commemorate such a significant event in the town’s history. All those involved have put in so much effort and we hope that people really enjoy the performance.”

Tickets £13 are available from Amersham Museum, online at or from the Museum shop between Thursday-Sunday at 12.00-4.30pm.