The Wonderful Discovery Of Witches In The County Of Lancaster
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THE WONDERFUL DISCOVERY OF WITCHES IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER
By Gareth Jandrell
A spellbinding new play inspired by the true story of Britain’s bloodiest witch-hunt.
It’s 1615, and magistrates Potts and Nowell are on a mission to arm their countrymen against a plague of devilish outsiders. Until now their chief weapon has been Jennet Device, youngest of the Pendle Witches, the girl whose testimony condemned her entire family to the noose. But now Jennet has grown up, her eyes are starting to open, and, tonight, heads will roll.
Dawn State combine searing dialogue, haunting music and bold theatricality to explore the heart-breaking story of Britain’s most notorious witch-craft trial, in a new play by Gareth Jandrell.
“A brilliant return from a fantastic, upcoming company” ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"This subtly beautiful production has its own enchantment, not to be forgotten." ★★★★ Exeunt
“Chilling and heart-breaking, this is the best kind of history lesson." ★★★★ Scotsman
"An intricate, thoroughly entertaining, but also thoughtful piece of theatre" ★★★★★ Fringe Guru
ABOUT DAWN STATE
Dawn State makes dynamic new theatre inspired by classic texts and forgotten stories, connecting the past and the present to create theatre that is urgent, passionate and timeless. Our other work includes The Man Who Would Be King (‘Flawless’ ★★★★ Stage) and Gulliver Returns (‘Wonderful’ ★★★★ List). The company is led by Artistic Director Dan Coleman and supported by English Touring Theatre’s ETT Forge Development Programme. You can find out more about us at www.dawnstate.co.uk
“A group of theatre-makers to watch out for” The Stage