Jane Wenham - The Witch of Walkern

Rebecca Lenkiewicz(Faber & Faber)

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Walkern, 1712. England has been free from witch-hunts for decades until Jane Wenham is blamed for a tragic death and charged with witchcraft.

A terrifying ordeal begins, as the village is torn between those who want to save Jane's life and those who claim they want to save her soul.

Inspired by events in a Hertfordshire village, the play explores sex and society's hunger to find and create witches.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz's<i> Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern</i> premiered at Watford Palace Theatre before going on UK tour in September 2015, in an Out of Joint, Watford Palace Theatre and Arcola Theatre co-production, in association with Eastern Angles.


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