The following information was provided for us by Out of Joint who have very kindly offered the Museum some free tickets to this play!
Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern is by the BAFTA-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
The University of Hertfordshire alerted us to the story, and supported a period of research. The resulting play is a gripping, haunting story inspired by real events in a Hertfordshire village in 1712 when the local "cunning woman" was accused of witchcraft.
Rebecca has written a rich and poetic play that explores sex, religion, superstition, nature, and the role of women in society.
To theatres in Watford, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Salisbury and London, as well as rural touring in East Anglia and Essex.
Full details including a trailer, tour dates, blogs about witch hunts and more are here:
Celebrating 21 years this year, Out of Joint is one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. Under the artistic directorship of Max Stafford-Clark - former artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre - the company develops and produces theatre that is socially engaged, epic, inquisitive and entertaining. We co-produce with exciting theatres, in this case with London’s Arcola Theatre, and Watford Palace Theatre. Our shows have been seen on six continents.