A powerful and poetic Scottish thriller
Dornoch, northern Scotland, 1727. In the claustrophobic summer heat, one woman’s apparent ability to manipulate the natural world stirs suspicion and fear. Can Janet Horne really cure beasts, summon the wind, and charm fish out of the sea? Or is she simply able to make others think she can?
In this harsh Highland wilderness, which barely rewards those who work the land, it is men - landowners, ministers, sheriffs - who hold the power. A lone woman with an independent mind is an affront to that male order. The possibility that she may be in league with the Devil makes her very dangerous indeed...
When a charge of witchcraft is laid against Janet, her refusal to deny (or admit) her guilt means a confrontation with the new sheriff, Captain Ross - a man with many secrets. A man who finds Janet both disturbing and strangely alluring. A man who wields the power of life and death over not just Janet, but also her daughter, Helen...
A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she was a charismatic, free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?
From the writer of the acclaimed James Plays, Iron and Bold Girls, Rona Munro’s tense, passionate play is brought vividly to life in a dynamic and thrilling production in association with Firebrand Theatre Company.
Captain David Ross
Director Richard Baron
Set & Costume Designer Ken Harrison
Lighting Designer Wayne Dowdeswell
Composer / Sound Designer Jon Beales
Fight Director Raymond Short
Stage Manager Kay Hesford
Assistant Stage Manager (Book) Lily Howarth
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