The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot saw Draw & Code given the opportunity to use a magnificent English stately home as a canvas on which we projection mapped vivid animation.


Northamptonshire County Council commissioned a large-scale theatrical extravaganza to commemorate the area’s role in the Gunpowder Plot. Our co-conspirators on this project were Metro Boulot Dodo, the Leicestershire production team who specialise in unique outdoor events. The event was to be held at Boughton House, a location with ties to the enduring legacy of Guy Fawkes.


Using projection mapping we were to project onto the stately home itself as part of a multimedia performance full of music, theatre, pyrotechnics and vivid visuals illuminating the characters behind the legend. The colourful animations created by the artists here at Draw & Code were designed to tell the story of how Britain’s Bonfire Night celebrations came to be.

Not only did we provide animation, we also created branding for the entire event that was to be used across various media channels.

“Draw & Code were awesome from start to finish. Creative, inspiring, talented and totally professional. A pleasure to work with and results to match.”
– Paul Long, Co Artistic Director of METRO-BOULOT-DODO


Tens of thousands of bonfire night revellers attended the two performances of The Gunpowder Plot which went down a storm. The event was covered nationally on BBC One and also featured heavily in the local press.