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The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Dominic Corr Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps of ...

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Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Rebecca Lenkiewicz Composer and Sound Design: Max Pappenheim Director: Ria Parry Reviewer: Rich Jevons Out of Joint’s latest production takes on the subjects of superstition and religious zeal, in particular how it fuels extreme ageism and sexism. Set in Walkern in 1712, it tells the tale of the last major witch trial. Amanda Bellamy allows plenty of pathos for ...

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Weyman on life in The Crucible

The Bristol Old Vic has been on fire in recent months. Fortunately, not literally. Following the scintillating PinkMist,the venue has recently announced plans for its 250th anniversary that would be the envy of any theatre in the world, yet alone a regional playhouse. Before that, though, they are tackling arguably Arthur Miller’s greatest work, The Crucible. Kris Hallett spoke to ...

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