Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Last Witch - A Scottish Play

If you happen to be in Scotland, you might want to try to get a ticket to see a play called The Last Witch, by playwright Rona Munro. It is being performed at The Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, on 14 August and 15 August and at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, on 23-29 August.

The play is based on historical accounts of Janet Horne, the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland.

In the summer of 1727, in Dornoch, northern Scotland, Janet Horne was accused of being a witch, a claim she did not deny. For the god-fearing and suspicious community of the time, this was tantamount to admitting to a pact with the devil. Janet was tried for witchcraft and sentenced to death by burning.

The Last Witch was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival and is on at The Citizen's Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS Scotland tomorrow night and on Saturday. For tickets, call the box office on 0141 429 0022. For more details, visit the website

The play will be later performed at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, on 23-29 August. Call the box office on 0131 473 2000.

I very much hope The Last Witch makes its way to London.


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