A gripping and haunting new play about sex, fear, religion and magic, from the BAFTA-winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Jane Wenham toured Sep 2015 – Jane 2016. Buy the script at our exclusive discount rate.
Walkern, 1712. After decades free from witch hunts, Walkern’s cunning woman Jane Wenham is blamed for a tragic death – and charged with witchcraft. A terrifying ordeal begins, as the village is torn between those who want to save her life, and those who claim to want to save her soul.
Inspired by events in a Hertfordshire village, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s beautiful, throat-catching new play is alive with the mysteries of nature, sex and the supernatural, and blasts society’s hunger to find – and create – witches.
“Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s powerful new play. Amanda Bellamy is infinitely watchable as Jane Wenham… The real magic comes from the play’s thick fug of atmosphere, heavy as bonfire smoke and just as eye-stinging.”
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Rebecca Lenkiewicz won a BAFTA this year for co-writing Ida, which also won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. She won a Fringe First for her play Soho: A Tale of Table Dancers, and her plays The Night Season and Her Naked Skin both premiered at the National Theatre.
Ria Parry is Co-Artistic Director of Iron Shoes, for whom her productions include Mad About The Boy (Edinburgh Fringe and National Tour – Fringe First winner 2009), Caryl Churchill’s Fen
Cast: David Acton, Amanda Bellamy, Judith Coke, Tim Delap, Hannah Hutch, Andrew Macklin, Rachel Sanders, Cat Simmons. Meet the cast
Wed 23 September – Sat 3 October
Watford Palace Theatre
Tue 6 – Sat 17 October
East Anglia and Essex Rural Touring
in association with Eastern Angles – book tickets
Tue 6: The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
Wed 7: Community Centre, Bradfield, Essex
Thu 8: Lakeside Theatre, Uni of Essex, Wivenhoe
Fri 9: Garboldisham Village Hall, Norfolk
Sat 10: Brandeston Village hall, Suffolk
Wed 14: Public Hall, Witham, Essex
Thu 15: Felsted School, Dunmow, Essex
Fri 16: The Curve, Sudbury Ormiston Academy, Suffolk
Sat 17: Woodbridge Community Hall, Suffolk
Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 October
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 October
Liverpool Everyman Theatre
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 November
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 November
Tuesday 5 – Saturday 30 January 2016
Arcola Theatre, London