Three men posing in regal 1800 english dressing. one man on the side is holding a drum whilst the other is playing a guitar.
Photo by Matt Austin

Jack Dean – Jeremiah

On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth met with several hundred men in the White Horse pub in Pentrich. Their plan was to march on Nottingham, then South, where they would join an expected 50,000 supporters to storm the Tower of London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah didn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks, sent by the Home Secretary himself, who had other ideas…

Jeremiah is a loud, rambunctious new show with live music by rap storyteller Jack Dean. It will tell the incredible true story of the much misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole North of England, had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon, and made the destruction of machinery a capital offence. The story will be told through the lens of the life of Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final gambit, the Pentrich Rising, and the last man to be beheaded in the history of Britain, weaving alongside it the parallel tale of William J. Oliver, the government spy that betrayed him.

Watch the production trailer for Jeremiah.


30 November 2019
26 October 2019
18 October 2019
Old Bakery Studios, Truro, Cornwall
17 October 2019
Launceston Town Hall, Redruth, Cornwall
11 & 12 September 2019
Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
6 September 2019
5 September 2019
Mill Valley Brewery, Cleckheaton
4 September 2019
The Leggers Inn, Dewsbury
3 September 2019
13 June 2019
Proteus Creation Space, Basingstoke
8 June 2019
Stable Barn, Berrynarbor
7 June 2019
6 June 2019
Heywood Hall, Chulmleigh
4 June 2019
Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
2 June 2019
Pulse Festival, Ipswich
30 May 2019
Square Chapel, Halifax
25 May 2019
Theatre Deli, Sheffield
21 May 2019
29 September 2018
Barnsley Civic, Barnsley
26 & 27th September 2018
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

Production details

Written & co-composed
Jack Dean
Chris Harrisson
Co-composer & musical director
Umayr Shaffi
Katy Rowe
Dominie Hooper
Lighting design
Katrin Padel
AV design
Tim Reid
Alex Chisholm
Matt Part
Big Feast


Fergus Evans
Artist website

Production images