VenueSwan Theatre
From23rd October 2014
Opened29th October 2014
To29th November 2014
When19:30. Nov 15,26 Mats 13:30. Oct 29 at 19:00
What is currently on at Swan Theatre (V136)
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The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of EdmontonT1422277889
In the village of Edmonton, Elizabeth Sawyer is derided by her neighbours. A poor and lonely old woman, she is ostracised, harassed and accused of being a witch. In her abject misery, she wishes that she really were bewitched and so able to wreak vengeance. Unluckily for Elizabeth and the villagers of Edmonton, someone with the power to grant that wish is listening. As Elizabeth uses her new found powers to seek revenge on those who have wronged her, other villagers find their own lives falling apart and an attempted elopement ends in murder. When witch and murderer are finally caught, the people of Edmonton must decide if either crime merits forgiveness.
Author Thomas Dekker
Author John Ford
Author William Rowley

Archive :: production:T1422277889, play:S721354975, venue:V136

Production details

Part of the Roaring Girls Season

Special Performances

  • 15 Nov 14 Audio Described
  • 20 Nov 14 Captioned
  • 27 Nov 14 Audio Described

UKTW News/Reviews

The Witch of Edmonton review
01Nov14: Eileen Atkins at the RSC
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User Reviews

jim (01Nov14): A fabulous night of theatre. Eileen Atkins is superb


Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Greogry Doran
Design Niki Turner
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Music Paul Englishby
Sound Jonathan Ruddick
Director Michael Ashcroft (movement)
Performer Eileen Atkins (Elizabeth Sawyer)
Performer Joseph Arkley (Warbeck)
Performer Joe Bannister (Somerton)
Performer Ian Bonar (Frank Thorney)
Performer Elspeth Brodie (Katherine)
Performer Faye Castelow (Susan)
Performer Liz Crowther (Anne Ratcliffe)
Performer Oliver Dench (Morris Dancer)
Performer Geoffrey Freshwater (Old Thorney)
Performer Shvorne Marks (Winnifride)
Performer Christopher Middleton (Old Banks)
Performer Michael Moreland (Old Ratcliffe)
Performer Ian Redford (Old Carter)
Performer David Rintoul (Sir Arthur Clarington)
Performer Jay Simpson (Dog)
Performer Timothy Speyer (Justice)
Performer Dafydd Llyr Thomas (Cuddy Banks)

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