Sisterhood Autumn 2019 Tour
These performances are part of a “Healing Tour” that’s following the footsteps of Matthew Hopkins, self-proclaimed Witchfinder General. Starting on the full moon and ending at Halloween, Sisterhood is performing in 10 of the main locations Hopkins reigned his terror. In just three years he was responsible for killing 60% of those executed for witchcraft in the UK.
GROUNDBREAKING WORK “One of the best play scripts I’ve seen at the Fringe… At its core Sisterhood is a superbly written, intelligent, and essential play, masterfully portrayed by its three actresses, exploring the role of male domination, misinformation, sexual abuse, and age discrimination through the lens of the past but contrasted with moments drawn from the modern day.” - Fringe Review
Like Hand Maids Tale, but with more hope, Sisterhood is a gentle but fearless adventure into the dark heart of patriarchal rule. Three women, aged 20, 40 and 60 (But not a virgin, mother or hag in sight) stand on a precipice, the patriarchy watching over them – flaming torches aloft – threatening to burn them all.
Sisterhood is a newly devised multimedia tale introducing you to a sisterhood caught between two timelines: the witch trials of the 16thC and modern-day women facing a world in political and environmental upheaval. Sisterhood transports the audience, in this extra-live performance, to a church cell in Wilmington, where three women await their trial in the morning. Soothing and passionate storytelling interweaves the stories of these three women with vestiges from the performer’s own lives, to reveal an immediate and clear association.
EXCITING NEWS… Sisterhood the play is also becoming Sisterhood the novel. Supported by Arts Council England and best-selling author Lisa Lister. Sisterhood is due for publication with the King’s England Press in September this year.
Writer - Jolie Booth
Performers - Jules Craig (Marjorie), Jolie Booth (Alice) & Coco Maertens (Kitty)
Producer - Jolie Booth
Set Designer - Alberta Jones
Lighting Designer - Jess Bernberg and Jolie Booth
Publicity Designer - Mish Maudsley
Sound Designer - Sophia Craig-Daffern
Statisitcs Advisor - Jamie-Rae Tanner
Creative Team - Jolie Booth, Andrea Brooks, Caragh Rose-Bailey, Jamie-Rae Tanner, Alberta Jones, Jess Bernberg, Mish Maudsley, Jules Craig, Coco Maertens & Sophia Craig-Daffern
Thanks to - Sian Webber, Marlborough Theatre, Spire Arts Centre and Arts Council England, Theresa Pierce, Florian Dax, Robert Craig, Ginny Craig, Stefanie McIntyre, Andy Pierce, Marlene, Rob Wilson, Sue Craig, Graham Knott, Rebekah Phillips, Eleni O’Brien, Rose Dykins, Daniel Wilson, Matt Henry, Kate Peace, Simon Magnus, Edward Bass, Cas Shuttleworth, Matthew Ibbotson, Archie Baldwin, Bethany Grace Bennett, Daniel Goldman, Daryl Bennett, Rebecca Heaps, Katherine Bradley, Monica Zammit, Lucy Baker, Simon Clemenger, Jessica Cheetham, Seth Cornal, Kansas Casey, Alice O'Mahoney, Lou Rogers, Louisa Cowx, Annie Turner, Rachel Shorer, Aaron Close, Elise, Pog & The Creative Fund.
★★★★★ “An insightful and powerful piece.” - Latest Magazine
★★★★ “If you are looking for a thought provoking play with good jokes and historical references… Sisterhood is absolutely the show for you.” - The Student Newspaper