Audio described in-house.
The world premiere of a chilling and creepy tale of Essex witch hunts.
Essex, 1645. Blood runs cold with dread.
After the tragic death of her husband, Alice Hopkins heads to Manningtree, the small town she grew up in, home to her brother, and childhood secrets…
But there’s a new darkness in town, as rumours of witchcraft abound. Alice discovers her brother much changed, as a reign of hysterical terror spreads.
Alice begins a desperate race to reveal what’s compelling the obsessively cruel Witchfinder General, before more innocent women are found guilty.
This spellbinding and haunting historical thriller by Beth Underdown was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and is adapted for the stage by award-nominated playwright Vickie Donoghue.
Part of Essex on Stage, following the recent successes of David Eldridge’s In Basildon, Sadie Hasler’s Stiletto Beach, Luke Norris’ So Here We Are, and this summer’s premiere of Douglas Rintoul’s new musical Love Letters.
Age guidance: 14+
A pre-recorded Audio Description is available at all performances from 11 October. There will be a live AudioDescription on Saturday 16 October at 2.30pm.
Event image: A spooky character in a cloak stands by a lake illuminated by the moon. Beneath the water is a young woman, holding her breath. The words The Witchfinder’s Sister is in a old-fashioned font beside the image.
Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double-check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.