Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on the verge of strike or outright revolt. Meanwhile, Sharpe's faithless wife and her lover fall within range of Sharpe's wrath. Sharpe, with his two of his devoted Chosen Men nearby, must decide whether to continue to protect the mill owners or to take the side of their fiercely downtrodden workers. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The gray pelisse with the scalloped cape worn by an extra in the London street is the same costume worn by Ann Firbank
(Anne Elliot) in Bath in Persuasion
(1971), an extra at the church at the end of Mansfield Park
(1983), and by an extra at the Cricket match in Sharpe's Waterloo
(1997). See more
[On hearing about Sharpe's new commission to Yorkshire
Sure... Who's there to fight in Yorkshire?
Englishmen, I suppose.
It's not all bad news, then.
Follows Sharpe's Revenge
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more