Women Witches Warriors
Introducing the modern-day woman to the women who walked before her.
This one-woman performance introduces the modern-day woman to the women of York who walked before her. Be introduced to and inspired by the women of York from across the eras. Come face to face with Cartimandua, a Celtic Queen, and learn why she waged war with her ex-husband long after their divorce. Join Julia Domna, Roman Empress, and hear her plight to cease the fight she battled with behind closed doors. Learn from a mere moral why one ought to pay the Great Goddess Minerva some respect. Ask Lady Isabel German, Medieval Anchoress why she chose a life of solitude. Let Josephine Butler, one of the first feminist activists stop you in your tracks as you glide down Grape Lane, a lane which once upon a time went by another name. Meet the modern-day women and hear their side of the same story. Jennet Preston, a close friend of the Pendle Witches will plead for you to listen as she stands trial for murder by witchcraft yet again, dragged back behind the bar by the son of her former employer. Be humbled by arguably York's most famous woman: Margaret Clitherow as we ramble down the Shambles. Let Ann Walker tell you all about her Gentleman Jack, Anne Lister by the church where she once said 'I do'. Allow Mary-Ellen Best to step out of William Etty's shadow once and for all as she tells us all about her first great love: the paintbrush.
“"Captivating storytelling with a feminist agenda" ”