The Witch of Edmonton archiveIn 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(s): Thomas Dekker, John Ford, William Rowley
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Archive listings for The Witch of Edmonton

Work type: Play.


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).
23 Oct 14 to 29 Nov 14Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L01795534592


Producer Natasha Dawn. Director Natasha Dawn. Design Ed Lidster. Lighting Marec Joyce. Other Ilona Kahn (wardrobe and make-up). Other Anna Williams (production manager and stage manager). Performer Tom Hunter (Dog - a familiar). Performer Leonie Hill (Mistress Sawyer - a witch). Performer Mark Hawkins (Frank Thorney - a servant and a bigamist). Performer Simon Mathis (Sir Arthur Clarington - a nobleman). Performer Bisera Winters (Lady Clarington - a wife). Performer Matthew Stathers (cuddy Banks - a countryman). Performer Lucy Grainger (Susan Carter - a young girl). Performer Julie Gilby (Katherine Carter - a sister). Performer Naima Stevenson (Winnifred - a pregnant servant). Performer Milan Alexander (Somerton - a young policeman). Performer Sam Kermer (Warbeck - a rake). Performer Samantha Aspinall (Widow Thorney - a mother). Performer Jenny Wambaa (Kezia - a servant). Performer Phillipa Flynn (Ann - a countrywoman). Performer Hester Ruoff (Jane - a countrywoman).
20 Oct 09 to 15 Nov 09Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L01171688642


Company Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Director Andrew Normington.
3 Jul 04Brewery Arts, Cirencester :: V96
listing details L1642871581
1 Jul 04Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea :: V833
listing details L1400238260
26 May 04Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
listing details L50826056
13 May 04Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
listing details L01105050116
5 May 04 to 8 May 04Redgrave Theatre, Bristol :: V858
listing details L255793753


Producer Pirandello 3X3. Company Enter the Spirit. Director Simon Cox. Design Mark Anstee. Costume Stuart Targett. Lighting Simon Macer-Wright. Choreographer Lee Lyford. Music Steven Burke. Director Laura Farnworth (assistant director). Performer Dierdre Doone (Elizabeth Sawyer). Performer Vernon Douglas. Performer Chris Garner. Performer Claire Lichie. Performer Morgan James. Performer Lara Marland. Performer Paul Panting. Performer Brian Poyser. Performer Keith Woodason. Performer Tom Foster. Performer Naomie Harris.
7 Nov 00 to 2 Dec 00Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L0655573738

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