Sat 23 Oct: 2.30PM & 5.00PM
Sun 24 Oct: 3.30PM & 5.30PM
Join us for an immersive journey through the community of Old Leigh in 1645, when the English Civil War raged and Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General, was on the hunt…
1645. England is in the midst of a revolution. Great change is sweeping across the land, and men fight for their stake in a new Jerusalem.But while the Roundheads and Cavaliers fight for supremacy, another battle is taking place, one that pits neighbour against neighbour, man against woman, hysteria against reason.
A plague of witchcraft accusations has descended upon Essex, and Leigh-on-Sea is the latest stop for Matthew Hopkins, self-proclaimed Witchfinder General. A pleasant engagement party quickly turns to frenzy as Hopkins tries to ensnare yet another victim in his relentless campaign. Will Leigh be seduced by his silver tongue? Or will they protect one of their own?
Devised by the Company
Directed by Nigel Munson
Presented by BA Acting & Community Theatre
Book your ticket for the live show, here:
THIS IS A PROMENADE PERFORMANCE IN LEIGH-ON-SEA: The Meeting Point will be at the top of Herschell Steps, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2ET. If you are travelling by train, Herschell Steps is just across the road from Leigh-on-Sea Station. Please note that this event takes place outdoors, on uneven surfaces, and we recommend you dress appropriately for the conditions. If you have any access requirements you must let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrive 10 minutes before the starting time to check in. Latecomers may be left behind and miss the performance.
This event is supported by The Leigh Society – Leigh Heritage Centre
PRODUCTION INFO: This show is 75mins long without an interval. Please note, this production contains scenes of implied torture. Rating: 12+