I am delighted to announce that WITCH has been accepted as a contributor at the Creative Histories conference in Bristol later this year! This is a very exciting opportunity, both for Circle of Spears Productions and for WITCH itself as a separate entity. It will give us a unique opportunity to bring the show to a new audience which will mainly be made up of academics and students - the post-performance Q&A session should be extremely lively, varied and interesting!
The Call for Papers (see link below) really intrigued and excited me, as WITCH seemed ideally suited for it. I personally don't see how societies can progress without understanding and appreciating where they came from, so to me, history is an essential. I am very excited to see what the other contributors bring to the table - I know that I will learn a great deal from watching/listening to them.
I will share more information about the conference as soon as it is available, but in the meantime, have a look at the link below, which takes you directly to the Call for Papers (now closed).
The first performance of WITCH in 2017 took place in Pinhoe Library in Exeter on 24th February. I have a particular fondness for performing the show in amongst books, as it was originally written specifically for performance in the library of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle. Setting up the show in Pinhoe felt rather like coming home.
The show went extremely well and, as ever, there was a lively Q&A session after the performance, where we discussed the research that went into the show, spoke a little about our characters and answered questions from the audience members.
We also received some fantastic feedback from our audience members - have a look at the screenshot I was sent, which is from the St Thomas Library Facebook page. We're taking the show to St Thomas Library in Exeter on 30th April - Walpurgis Night - check out the tour page to see the other dates we have in the diary for 2017!