There’s still time to book your seats for Merchants of Fortune, the musical drama which tells the story of Dronfield’s part in the Derbyshire lead trade.

The show marks the final box to tick for all the things we promised the Heritage Lottery Fund we would do and is the final element of our amazing Dronfield Arts Festival.

Written for the festival by Dronfield Heritage Trust chairman Alan Powell, it is being performed by the Dronfield Musical Theatre Group on behalf of The Barn.

If you haven’t already got your tickets there’s still time or you could get your tickets at the door for each performance

The history of lead mining in Derbyshire goes back to at least Roman times and Merchants of Fortunes captures the entrepreneurial spirit of all those who made Derbyshire a global player.

Set in the winter of 1699 and moving through to May Day 1700, it tells the story of two Dronfield families as they vied with each other for lead trade supremacy.

The how features traditional and local songs with three-man folk band Scuppered.

*Merchants of Fortune is at Dronfield Civic Hall on Wednesday May 16, Thursday May 17, Friday May 18 at 7.30 and a Sunday May 20 matinee at 2.30. (Note no performance on Saturday 19th). Tickets: 01246 416364 or on the door.