Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern

Jane Wenham Book CoverRebecca Lenkiewicz’s Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern premiered at Watford Palace Theatre in September 2015, before going on tour as an Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre co-production, in association with Eastern Angles.

Walkern, Hertfordshire, 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 real events, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s beautiful play is alive with the mysteries of nature, sex and the supernatural, and blasts society’s hunger to find and create witches.

REVIEWS

“A heady brew of sex and sorcery”
The Guardian

“A shrewd and compelling play”
The Independent

“Rebecca Lenkiewicz’ powerful new play”
Time Out

“Fascinating”
Whatsonstage.com

CAST & CREATIVES

Cast: David Acton, Amanda Bellamy, Judith Coke, Tim Delap, Hannah Hutch, Andrew Macklin, Rachel Sanders, Cat Simmons.

Director: Ria Parry
Assistant Director: Isabel Quinzanos
Designer: James Button
Lighting Designer: Richard Howell
Composer and Sound Designer: Max Pappenheim
Puppet Design and Direction: Matt Hutchinson
Casting Director: Harriet Mackie
Dramaturg: Nina Steiger
Dialect Coach: Kat Hicks
Fight Director: Alison de Burgh

PERFORMANCES

Watford Palace Theatre
23 September-3 October 2015

The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk
6 October 2015

Community Centre, Bradfield, Essex
7 October 2015

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
8 October 2015

Garboldisham Village Hall, Norfolk
9 October 2015

Brandeston Village Hall, Suffolk
10 October 2015

Public Hall, Witham, Essex
14 October 2015

Felsted School, Dunmow, Essex
15 October 2015

Sudbury Ormiston Academy, Suffolk
16 October 2015

Woodbridge Community Hall, Suffolk
17 October 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
21-24 October 2015

Liverpool Everyman Theatre
27-31 October 2015

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
3-7 November 2015

Salisbury Playhouse
10-14 November 2015

Arcola Theatre, London
5-30 January 2016

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