by Laurie Flanigan Hegge
The Scottish witch hunts – sanctioned by the state, fuelled by the Church, fed by hysteria, and buried by history. The threat of the devil loomed and women bore the brunt of the terror. Prick reclaims a piece of the story of those 'strangled to the death and burnt to ashes.' Inspired by the Witches of Scotland campaign to remember the folk who were victims of this terrible miscarriage of justice, Prick traverses magic and memory, fact and fiction, past and present. Evocative. Poetic. Satirical.
Content warnings: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of sexual violence, Strong language/swearing
Theatre Company Reviews:
"Respectful but extremely funny." - The Stage
"Laurie Flanigan Hegge’s Prick forces us to confront some of the most appalling wrongs suffered by innocent people in Scotland. And finally, the women remind us that although we may see this all as ancient history, it isn’t." - The Edinburgh Reporter
"Insightful, sorrowful, gripping." - West End Best Friend
"The ensemble acting is excellent. The performers change characters with consummate ease, gliding smoothly through the scene changes, helped by haunting music and simple costume changes." - North West End UK