Coventry CV5 6JQ
Polly Button, a weaver with five children, was murdered in 1832 by her married lover while she was heavily pregnant with his child. John Danks was convicted and executed for this infamous crime which horrified the whole country. However, the newspapers saw Polly as a “victim of her own gross immorality”, considering her at least partly responsible for her own demise.
At the heart of this story which has been worked into a poignant musical retelling, there is a battle for women’s rights, a mystery which may never be fully solved, and a lesson of resilience and unbelievable courage in the face of adversity. Watch and listen as the ghost of Polly teaches a young writer to “weave another world”.