Killimengro is set in 1650s East Anglia and tells the story of the last Romanies executed in England for the crime of being Romany, or ‘Egyptian’, as Romany people were called then. (‘Egyptian’ is from where the term ‘Gypsy’ is derived.) It’s a rich narration of drama, music, song, and dance, and includes dialogue in Romani and traditional Romany music and song.

The play was written by Dan Allum and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was first performed in 2006, with a cast that included Romany actors, before going on tour in 2007.

With thanks to: Cornwall County Council, Education Leeds Traveller’s Education Service, Supporting People, Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bedfordshire County Council, Happen, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, and the Department for Education and Skills.