The Last Witch

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging: Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848420724Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 2009

The Last Witch

By Rona Munro

Paperback £9.99£7.99

A play about the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland, The Last Witch explores the psychological rifts that can divide close communities and drive families apart.

Dornoch, northern Scotland, 1727. In the claustrophobic heat of summer, a woman's apparent ability to manipulate the power of land and sea stirs suspicion. Janet Horne can cure beasts, call the wind and charm fish out of the sea. Or can she? Her refusal to deny the charge of witchcraft puts her in dangerous opposition to the new sheriff. Her defiance threatens not only her own life but that of her daughter...

Rona Munro's play The Last Witch is based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland.

The play was commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival and co-produced by the Festival and the Traverse Theatre Company. It opened at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2009.

Press Quotes

'Thrilling... seethes with poetry and emotion and is entirely gripping'

Guardian

'A powerful, poetic and unsettling supernatural thriller'

Scotsman

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging:Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848420724Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

Scuttlers
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)
Little Eagles
The James Plays
Bold Girls
Pandas
Gilt
The Basement Flat
James III: The True Mirror
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
Fugue
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Strawberries in January
The Indian Boy
The Maiden Stone
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
The Astronaut's Chair
Iron
James II: Day of the Innocents
The House of Bernarda Alba
Saturday at the Commodore
Long Time Dead
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
Mary Barton (stage version)

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