Open Session: Witches Three
Sunday 12 Nov 2017 6pm
Part of Autumn Concerts
Kerry Andrew composer
Jessica Walker writer & performer
Anna Dennis & Melanie Pappenheim performers
Award-winning composer Kerry Andrew and singer/writer Jessica Walker explore the parallels between the scapegoating of outsiders by witch-finder Matthew Hopkins in 1640s East Anglia and the uncomfortable social climate of post-referendum Britain. With echoes of Peter Grimes, this initial work-in-progress imagines events surrounding the persecution of three unconventional outsiders who have taken up residence in a small, close-knit town.