The Last Witch

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The world premiere of leading Scottish playwright Rona Munro's work based on the historical account of the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland. A co-production between the Edinburgh International Festival and the Traverse Theatre. Supported by Edinburgh International Festival Science Consortium.

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The Last Witch

24 Aug 20095 stars

Sensual story of power and the state

Beneath its bare story there’s something far more complex at work in Rona Munro’s new piece for the Traverse and the EIF. This re-imagining of the true, though factually sketchy, demise of Janet Horne, a Dornoch woman executed for witchcraft in 1727 and…

Fringe demands sacrifice of sartorial splendour

13 Aug 2009

Steve Cramer's Festival Blog

Let us go then, you and I, to the place where one wishes the streets were half deserted, and the only muttering retreat you get is two hours sleep. But the Fringe is afoot, and it really hasn’t been a bad start. Leaving aside a School for Scandal the…

The Last Witch - Rona Munro

12 Aug 2009

Outside of panto season, it’s difficult to find a dramatist these days who’s keen to write about witches. While the idea of witchcraft might bring a certain primal frisson to some, and a sociological fascination to others, the contemporary theatre has…

The Last Witch

10 Aug 2009

Beg, borrow or steal a ticket to the preview shows of leading Scottish playwright Rona Munro’s new work, based on the historical account of Janet Horne, the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland. Tune in to The List’s festivals magazine…

Best of the Rest - Edinburgh International Festival

13 Jul 2009

Highlights of the Edinburgh International Festival

The Return of Ulysses, Bryn Terfel, The Last Witch, Bernarda Fink, Peter and Wendy, Actus Tragicus and Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert

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