The Last Witch
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.

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'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£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

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

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