Thursday, 19 August 2010

News: Witches and pagans act the part

Wookey Hole witch in trouble over X Factor appearance
Fiona Robertson, who works as a witch entertaining tourists at Wookey Hole caves, appeared on the television talent show X Factor earlier this year to do a routine as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. However, according to a news story in The Telegraph, she is now facing disciplinary action because she took time off work with flu at the time the TV show was recorded. You can read the full story at

Regent's Park Theatre stages fairytale about a witch's curse
The Guardian has published a review of Into the Woods, a play being performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London, which is about a boy's attempt to lift a witch's curse. The play aims to show that many fairytales are about childhood fears. It is on until 11 September and you can call the box office on 0844 826 4242. You can read the review at

Tour company seeks pagan vampires
A promotional company is advertising on Gumtree for models for a web-based vampire project. The successful candidates would act the part of vampires as tour guides and as hosts at entertainment venues. The advert says: "The vampires will be based on real European pagan myths and legends, not the traditional gothic genre". You can view the advert at

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