Witches and hags

THE energetic and inventive all-female theatre company Scratchworks continues it tour of Hags: A Magical Extravaganza, at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Thursday 23rd May.

The action begins in Bideford in 1682, where the last witch trial in England took place. Three women were accused of witchcraft, tried and hanged. Witches … magic … fast forward to the present day and name one female magician? Whatever happened?

Join Scratchworks for an evening with three fearless females are climbing out of their boxes, shaking off the sequins and investigating what really happened in a small town in North Devon 340 years ago.

Packed full of magic tricks, physical comedy and live music, the trio explore the witch-hunt mania that swept the country and sent hundreds of innocent women to the gallows. With mind-blowing illusions, stupendous stunts and the occasional disappearing rabbit, Hags sets the record straight for thousands of falsely accused women with all the joy, silliness and spectacle they can muster.