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Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern

Tue 6 Oct 2015 - Sat 17 Oct 2015
  • Age Guidance:16+

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.

Touring to:

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.


David Acton


Amanda Bellamy

Jane Wenham

Judith Coke

Priddy Goodstern

Tim Delap

Samuel Crane

Hannah Hutch

Ann Thorn

Andrew Macklin

Fergal McGuire/The Pricker

Rachel Sanders

Bridget Hurst/Widow Higgins

Cat Simmons

Kemi Martha

Rebecca Lenkiewecz


Ria Parry


James Button

Dialect Coach

Kat Hicks

Lighting Designer

Richard Howell

Lighting Operator for EA

Penny Griffin


Matt Hutchinson

Composer and Sound Designer

Max Pappenheim