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image for Play item typeSisterhood at Colchester Castle Museum

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Play, Wed 16 Oct 2019

VAQAS

Colchester Castle

Colchester Castle

Contact

Visitor Information Centre

Address

Castle Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1TJ

Details

GROUNDBREAKING WORK “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 performers own lives, to reveal an immediate and clear association.

"It was a remarkable experience – three actors coming out of character to give us what I’m fairly certain were real episodes from their own lives; pointing up the sad fact that the oppressed and second-class role of women in society hasn’t changed very much in over four hundred years. With perfect timing, The Marlborough’s staging took place alongside the continuing fallout of the Weinstein story and #MeToo, and in the very same week as Brett Kavanaugh’s fractious appointment as a US Supreme Court judge. Zeitgeist, or what? Some things have changed, of course. Nowadays women who upset the patriarchy are ‘uppity’, or ‘hysterical’ – in the Europe of four centuries ago they were ‘Witches’." - Strat Mastoris

TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO BOOK IN ADVANCE - Ticket numbers are limited and are getting booked up, so make sure you book yours in advance as can't promise there will be any walk up tickets left on the day.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 16 Oct 2019 19:30 to 20:30

Prices

£9.50

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 27 Jul - Sun 16 Feb Adorn: Jewellery, The Human Story
Wed 16 Oct Sisterhood
Sat 26 Oct Knightzzz At The Museum
Sun 27 Oct Copper Bulla Workshops
Mon 28 Oct Copper Bulla Workshops
Tue 29 Oct Meet The Fenwick Ghosts

Location

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Map reference: TL 998253  Lat: 51.89066 Long: 0.90319

Situated in the Town Centre in the Grounds of the Magnificent Castle Park.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Colchester Town station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups