The Last Witch

Cast: 3f 4m

Staging: Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848420724Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound, 176 pages ISBN: 9781839041853Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 297mm x 210mm£16.99 £13.59You save £3.40 (20%)
Ebook, 88 pages ISBN: 9781788501453Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 2009

The Last Witch

By Rona Munro

Paperback £12.99£10.39

A4 Spiral-bound £16.99£13.59

Ebook £12.99£10.39

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.


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This play is also available as an A4 Edition. With spiral binding, a larger print size and additional space for notes, this format is ideal for directors, stage managers, actors and others to use in rehearsal and production.

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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: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,88 pages ISBN: 9781848420724Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound,176 pages ISBN: 9781839041853Publication Date:
20 Aug 2009
Size: 297mm x 210mm£16.99 £13.59You save £3.40 (20%)
Ebook,88 pages ISBN: 9781788501453Publication Date:
24 Oct 2019
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

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

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