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Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781839043383Publication Date:
11 Apr 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781788507905Publication Date:
11 Apr 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Dirty Hare, Edinburgh Fringe, 2023


By Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon

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On Stage at:
Royal Court Theatre, London
From Wed 3 Apr 2024 to Thu 25 Apr 2024
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2023

1604. A small village outside Oxford. Two boys have been murdered by local brute Brian Gunter at a football match and their mum wants justice. But Brian is also the richest and most powerful man in the village, and has an ego too fragile to tolerate public slander…

A nasty feud begins, and when Brian's daughter Anne starts demonstrating strange afflictions, an allegation is made: she has been bewitched.

Impassioned and highly theatrical, Dirty Hare's award-winning production of Gunter, co-created by Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon, tells a true story of deception, witchcraft and football.

The play premiered at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2023, where it was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First Award, Pick of the Fringe from both Playbill and Lyn Gardner, whilst Dirty Hare were named one of The Stage's Fringe Five list of breakout theatremakers. It transferred to the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2024.

'Stories from the past just simply don't get told unless someone bothers doing it. And I really believe this story needs to be told.'

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'An incantation, working dark magic into a small room'

Financial Times

'Vital and exciting... anarchic... fizzes with fairground energy'


'Incendiary theatre-makers Dirty Hare bring an exhilarating punk attitude to this little-known historical tale of murder, revenge and supernatural hoaxes... visceral, high-energy storytelling... thrillingly urgent'

The Stage

'Electrifying… equally intense and playful'


'An energetic, subtle, genuinely amusing, hard-hitting piece that ties the effects of violence and suspicion to the patriarchal structure and all its demands… feminist fringe theatre at its best'

Broadway World (2023)

'Tantalisingly layered… deceptively messy and exquisitely controlled… Dirty Hare is undoubtedly a company to follow'

Lyn Gardner - Stagedoor

'Fresh, exhilarating and enormous fun... brilliant'

Evening Standard

'Enjoyably hallucinatory... a wild piece of gig theatre... very unconventional... A gleeful slap in the face of a show'

Time Out

'An exhilarating feat of historical storytelling... a rare gem of a show... grabs your attention and doesn't let go... thrilling, bold and metatheatrical... truly remarkable'

Broadway World (2024)

'Riveting... a masterful command of storytelling... a nuanced exploration of witch-hunting and the pervasive effects of the patriarchy... vivid, feverish, and visually captivating'

Reviews Hub

'Provocative and electrifying... a gripping and surreal narrative... an exhilarating experience that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant'

Theatre Weekly

'Explosive, sophisticated and unapologetic... [Dirty Hare is] a true ensemble of creatives who have their teeth in all aspects of the play and have something to say'

West End Best Friend
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781839043383Publication Date:
11 Apr 2024
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781788507905Publication Date:
11 Apr 2024
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
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