The Last Witch
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

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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.


A4 Edition also available

This play is also available as an A4 Edition, offering spiral binding, a larger print size and additional space for notes. To order the play in this format, simply select the 'A4 Spiral-bound' option above. Please note A4 Editions are only available for delivery within the UK.

Press Quotes

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

Guardian

'A powerful, poetic and unsettling supernatural thriller'

Scotsman
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:

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

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