Feargus the Musical, based on the story of Chartist leader and Nottingham MP Feargus O’Connor, premiered in Keyworth and was a big hit with audiences during its four-night run.
Featuring acting talent with an age range from 11 to 72, it included a RADA-trained actor and a Shakespeare actor, as well as new to acting performers.
Dancers were recruited from the local theatre dance school and a live band performed.
It is based on an original script and songs written by Brian Lund, many with a Nottingham link – mentions of Robin Hood, Brian Clough and the trams.
Sandy Drummond said: “With its Nottingham setting, as well as some parliament scenes, it is set in a mixture the present day and 19th century, with four new to Nottingham students becoming entangled in their own love lives, as well as the story of Feargus O’Connor.
“O’Connor’s statue is in The Arboretum, but his role as an inspiring campaigner for political reform and his ideas for improving the lot of the poorest in society have been largely airbrushed from history.
“Few people in Nottingham have even heard of him. Feargus the Musical is helping to restore what should be his legacy.”