Hags: A Magical Extravaganza artwork. Three young women (left and right, dressed as stage magicians; centre, dressed as a medieval peasant and bound with a rope) stand between two tinsel curtains against an orange background. The two women dressed as magicians have shocked expressions and the woman dressed as a peasant looks worried.
Photo by Matt Austin
Hags promo photo. A low-angle shot, looking up at three performers in medieval puritan dress, clasping their hands in prayer and looking to the heavens with pious expressions. The background is a silver glittery curtain.
Photo by Matt Austin

Scratchworks presents

Hags: A Magical Extravaganza

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In Bideford in 1682, the final witch trial in Britain took place. Three women were accused of witchcraft, tried & hanged.

Now fast forward to the present day and name one female magician…pretty tricky. But tonight, three fearless females are climbing out of their boxes, shaking off the sequins and investigating what really happened in a small town in North Devon 300 years ago.

Packed full of magic tricks, physical comedy & live music, our magiciennes explore the witch-hunt mania that swept the country and sent hundreds of innocent women to the gallows. With mind-blowing illusions, stupendous stunts and the occasional disappearing rabbit, Hags sets the record straight for thousands of falsely accused women with all the joy, silliness & spectacle these three can muster.

Hags enchants and charms as dark secrets, sleight of hand and historical horrors unfold.”
British Theatre Guide

“A high-energy, glitter-covered show using song, physical theatre, magic and comedy”
Axbridge Review

“The silliness and spectacle certainly kept the audience entertained”
Wiltshire Times

Scratchworks is a female-led theatre company from Exeter. We work collaboratively to create thought-provoking, funny and heartfelt shows. With playfulness, vulnerability and a dash of silliness, our shows explore social and political themes. We create original stories, blending physical theatre, comedy, puppetry and live music.

Age 11+
This production contains themes of death and violence against women, and some suggestive dialogue.

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Friday 17th May 2024
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07:45 PM
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Saturday 18th May 2024
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