An acquaintance of M. Hugo enlists the help of some of the audience to describe Hugo's new book Toilers of the Sea​.

Life under siege in Castle Cornet during the English Civil War 1643-1651. John Plunkett recalls his life as a soldier garrisoned in the Castle.

1832... rich or poor, no-one was safe from this deadly disease. Gravedigger Samuel Boucher relives the three weeks of terror with the help of several ladies of his acquaintance.

Burnt at the Stake

All Hands on Deck

G.U.N.S.

Lady Margaret - Tudor Lady

Alf, a militiaman who served under Sir Isaac Brock,  tells Nellie the barmaid about Brock's rise from Captain to Major-General and the Battle of Queenston Heights when Brock became the Hero of Canada.

Monsieur Victor Hugo

Lady Tar


A tale of competition, heroism and tragedy when the L&SWR's steamship Stella is shipwrecked on a voyage to Guernsey in 1899.

Besieged

Hero of Canada

1885 - Sir Edgar McCulloch, Bailiff of Guernsey, gathers material for his book on Guernsey Legends - with the help of his housekeeper Ruth Du Pont.

Recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this is the tragic tale of three

Guernsey women from the Cauches family who were tried and

convicted of heresy in 1556. This play is performed in promenade

in Town on 17th and 27th July.

Victory in the Baltic

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Explosion at the Castle

In the 1740s Philip Saumarez joined Commodore Anson in pursuit of Spanish treasure. A story of ill-manned ships, disease, determination and, eventually, triumph.

An enthusiastic Air Cadet tells new recruits to 201 Squadron RAF

the story of Rex Warneford, who won the VC in 1915 as the first man to destroy a Zeppelin.

Wildhawk Warneford

Full Steam Ahead

1204 and all that!

Naval muster books rarely mention the women who served under captains such as Nelson and Saumarez. The life of a seaman was not all it seemed!

Letter of Marque

Mary's childhood memories of the Occupation are brought back

as she reads her mother's diaries from those years.

Regency Dancing

15 years after the fateful explosion of 1672, the sisters of

Lord Hatton, Governor of Guernsey, return to the Castle

and remember that dreadful night.

Neglect - or Treason?

Guernsey Folklore

Spells, Curses or Cures

Amice de Carteret, Bailiff of Guernsey in the 1600s: powerful, ruthless and the scourge of witches.

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The elegant balls of the Regency period made dancing an integral part of the social scene.  Enjoy the spectacle - and maybe try it for yourself!

In 1573 Lady Margaret comes to Castle Cornet to be a lady

companion to the Governor's wife. She shares her experiences

while working on her blackwork embroidery.

A-Gardening with Lambert

Cholera

Admiral James Saumarez commands the Royal Navy's Baltic Fleet in 1810 and prevents Napoleon from gaining control of the Baltic.

Captain Greybeard the Pirate

A Letter of Marque gave seamen a legitimate claim on the bounty from captured enemy ships. Pirate Black Jack thinks this is one for him!

This House is Occupied

Something for the younger audience: Captain Greybeard is a pirate of the old school - who is brave enough to join his crew?

The extraordinary story of General John Lambert, deputy to Oliver Cromwell, who was imprisoned in Castle Cornet by Charles II from 1661 to 1670.

The story behind G.U.N.S., the Guernsey Underground News

Service, told by Allan Harris. Allan has a direct connection to one of those Guernsey men and women who took great risks to make sure islanders heard the truth about the progress of the war.

Three important prisoners have escaped from besieged Castle Cornet. Is the gaoler guilty of neglect? Or treason?  You hear the evidence presented by the Royalist Governor, and decide.

After King John loses Normandy, Eustace the renegade monk

tries to seize Guernsey but is thwarted by a brave volunteer

from the audience!