Ticket £18.00. Concession £16.00.
June 19, 2022 at 6:00pm. Duration: 60 mins
THE ORKNEY THEATRE, The Meadows, Kirkwall, KW15 1QN
JENNI FAGAN WRITER
Jenni Fagan talks about her new book Hex bringing us to the North Berwick Witch Trials.
It's the 4th December 1591. On this, the last night of her life, in a prison cell several floors below Edinburgh’s High Street, convicted witch Geillis Duncan receives a mysterious visitor – Iris, who says she comes from a future where women are still persecuted for who they are and what they believe.
As the hours pass and dawn approaches, Geillis recounts the circumstances of her arrest, brutal torture, confession and trial, while Iris offers support, solace – and the tantalising prospect of escape.
Hex is a visceral depiction of what happens when a society is consumed by fear and superstition, exploring how the terrible force of a king’s violent crusade against ordinary women can still be felt, right up to the present day.