An Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre production, in association with Eastern Angles.
A gripping and haunting new play about sex, fear, religion and magic, from the BAFTA-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Walkern, 1712. After decades free from witch hunts, Walkern’s cunning woman Jane Wenham is blamed for a tragic death – and charged with witchcraft. A terrifying ordeal begins, as the village is torn between those who want to save her life, and those who claim to want to save her soul.
Inspired by events in a Hertfordshire village, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s beautiful, throat-catching new play is alive with the mysteries of nature, sex and the supernatural, and blasts society’s hunger to find – and create – witches.
The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
Community Centre, Bradfield, Essex
Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
Garboldisham Village Hall, Norfolk
Brandeston Village Hall, Suffolk
Public Hall, Witham, Essex
Felsted School, Dunmow, Essex
Sudbury Ormiston Academy, Suffolk
Woodbridge Community Hall, Suffolk
The show will tour to West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Tabacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, Salisbury Playhouse and Arcola Theatre, London. The show premiered at Watford Palace Theatre on 23rd September 2015.
Please note: This production contains strong language and sexual content.