Synopses & Reviews
Good Friday 1612. High on a hill in the wild and lawless area of Pendle, a secret meeting is held at Malkin Tower. By the end of the year, most of those present have been sentenced to death at Lancaster Castle - hanged for the crime of witchcraft. Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials.
This powerful play, following in the tradition of The Crucible, unravels the mysteries behind Englands notorious Pendle Witch Trial.
About the Author
Richard Shannon is a prolific writer and director. Oberon also publishes The Lady of Burma (the story of Aung San Suu Kyi). The play premiered at the Old Vic in London, went on to the Edinburgh Festival 2007, ran in London at the Riverside Studios, toured nationally and also performed in Poland, Bangalore and Norway. It opened in Mumbai in September 2010. Richard was Associate Director (New Work) at Polka Theatre for ten years.