The Wild Wood of Widdershin

24th Sep 2012 - 4:45pm

The Arts Centre

Based on the Pendle Witch Trials, CraftyMoon Theatre present The Wild Wood of Widdershin at Ruff Woods. Meet in the Rose Theatre foyer at 5.30pm.

Tickets £8.00/£4.50 Concessions
Free for Edge Hill Freshers with a Student Union wrist band

Tickets Limited

Celebrating the 400th Centennial of the Pendle Witch Trials, The Wild Woodof Widdershin is a site specific event fusing live performance and film. This vocal exploration of psychological fantasy creates a liminal place between imaginary and reality.  

The performance is an adaptation taken from a recorded trial in 1612, where 9 year old Jennet Device condemns her entire family to death for the practice of black magic and witchcraft.  The performance follows Jennet’s sexual awakening, as she retells her chilling story. Inspired by ancient pagan traditions, join us in invoking the mysteries of the past as we investigate the act of transformation from a sinless girl to a murderous woman.

This performance will take place outdoors in Ruff Woods.  Meet in the Rose Theatre Foyer at 5.30pm.  Please wear suitable clothing.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email