Good Friday 1612. High on a hill in the wild and lawless area of Pendle, a secret meeting is held at Malkin Tower. By the end of the year, most of those present have been sentenced to death at Lancaster Castle – hanged for the crime of witchcraft.

400 years later and the story of The Lancashire Witches is as fascinating as ever. After playing to record breaking audiences in Spring 2009, The Dukes is reviving the production to commemorate the anniversary of the county’s famous witch trials.

Sabbatby Richard Shannon, directed by Amy Leach, designed by Miriam Nabarro. Premiered at The Dukes, Lancaster, followed by UK tour.

The skill of the ensemble, the poetic clarity of Amy Leach's direction and Miriam Nabarro's design – and the power of the story itself, cast a strong spell. Observer 10/6/2012

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