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Parade to be staged in world's oldest mechanical paper mill

Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s Tony Award-winning musical, set in a paper mill, will come to the Frogmore paper mill in Hemel Hempstead

Frogmore papermill
Frogmore paper mill
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Theatre group Vivo D'Arte will bring the Tony Award-winning musical Parade to a working paper mill in Hertfordshire.

Audiences will be led around the paper mill during an immersive performance of Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s classic.

The musical dramatises the real-life trial and subsequent murder by lynchmob of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank in 1913, who was accused of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old employee. Much of the action is set in a paper mill.

Frogmore paper mill is the world's oldest mechanised paper mill – the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution. Today it is still a working paper mill.

The cast is yet to be announced.