The Witching Way/ Royal Exchange Theatre, Studio, Manchester/October 2019

The Witching Way was a short rock-opera exploring the Pendle Way, a route that women accused of witchcraft were led along to their deaths in the 1600s. The show explored a modern day woman discovering the story of a 17th century woman being accused of witchcraft as she walked the Pendle way. The costumes evoked the characters of the flora and fauna that led the protagonist on her journey - the rowan tree, bull, bird and elm trees - whilst colliding contemporary and 17th century styling for the rock band's overall look. 


Performed by - Ali Matthews, Sophie Galpin, Becky Wilkie and Ellis Davis

Written by - Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin 

Costume Design - Abby Clarke

Lighting Design - Louise Anderson

Video design - Adam York Gregory

Video Mixed by - Michael-Jon Mizra

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Photography - Grant Archer

 

The Witching Way
The Witching Way
The Witching Way
The Witching Way
The Witching Way
The Witching Way