THE WITCHING WAY with Leo Burtin, Adam York Gregory, Sophie Galpin (Self Esteem/SOAK), Becky Wilkie (RashDash), and Ellis Davies (Honeyfeet/Shyfinger)
Photo: Chris Payne/The Royal Exchange
After struggling with the perils of peer pressure, W. is transported to a cottage in a strange and wondrous landscape. In order to find her way home, she embarks on a quest to reckon with her history, overcome extraordinary obstacles and ultimately find her voice. With musical genres spanning punk, folk, blues and drone rock, this DIY rock opera brings together a live band, music video visuals and narrative text for an experiment in magical thinking.
Commissioned by the Royal Exchange for Co:LAB Festival 2018.
With special thanks to Claire Symonds, Niki Woods, Sashwati Mira Sengupta, Julia Nelson, Peter Stevenson, Cheddar Gorgeous & Liquorice Black. Additional support provided by Arts Council England, the Lowry and New Adelphi Theatre at the University of Salford.