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Vinegar Tom

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  7f, 2m

"Provocative theatre as well as a conscience baring document." - The New York Times

"A fascinating piece, full of life." - New York Post

"Powerful." - London Daily Mail

"Beautiful play." - London Tribune

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: £18 per performance

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Summary
This exciting early play by an acclaimed Obie Award winning author was created in association with a British feminist theatre who requested a play about witches. Although vinegar Tom is set in the 16th or 17th century in rural England, it has a contemporary feel and may be staged very simply. It tells the story of two farm women who are named as witches by a man whom they have spurned sexually. The connection between fear of female sexuality and witch hysteria is shown to be at the root of many of society's problems.
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  • Time Period 16th Century / Elizabethan, 17th Century
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

Media

"Provocative theatre as well as a conscience baring document." - The New York Times

"A fascinating piece, full of life." - New York Post

"Powerful." - London Daily Mail

"Beautiful play." - London Tribune

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

10 Caryl Churchill Plays to Read
by Maria Arroja Ferreira
October 30, 2019

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Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill was born on 3 September 1938 in London and grew up in the Lake District and in Montreal. She was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Downstairs, her first play written while she was still at university, was first staged in 1958 and won an award at the Sund ...

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