Scratchworks Theatre Company

Hags: A Magical Extravaganza

Suitable for ages 11+
Fri 28 Oct
- Sat 29 Oct
Doors: 7:10pmShowtime: 7:30pm
Approx 90 mins inc interval
Pay What You Decide

“Hags enchants and charms as dark secrets, sleight of hand and historical horrors unfold.” British Theatre Guide

In Bideford in 1682, the final witch trial in Britain took place. Three women were accused of witchcraft, tried & hanged.
Now fast forward to the present day and name one female magician…pretty tricky. But tonight, three fearless females are climbing out of their boxes, shaking off the sequins and investigating what really happened in a small town in North Devon 300 years ago.
Packed full of magic tricks, physical comedy & live music, our magiciennes explore the witch-hunt mania that swept the country and sent hundreds of innocent women to the gallows. With mind-blowing illusions, stupendous stunts and the occasional disappearing rabbit, ‘Hags’ sets the record straight for thousands of falsely accused women with all the joy, silliness & spectacle these three can muster.
Barbican Theatre are excited to welcome Scratchworks Theatre Company back to Plymouth. Hags premiered (and totally sold out!) at Barbican Theatre on 14 March 2020. This was the final show before the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown arrived in the UK (and across the world) and we temporarily closed our doors from 17 March. 
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Pay What You Decide!

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.
Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.
Audience guidance / trigger warnings / safe space
Age Guidance: suitable for ages 11+
Emotional / trigger warnings: contains themes of death and depictions of violence towards women
Barbican Theatre is a safe space - safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
Reviews & Critical Acclaim for Scratchworks Theatre Company
“A frenzied feminist fiction told through a whirlwind of tightly choreographed theatrical invention” The Stage
"Highly imaginative...a genuinely funny & clever show” A Younger Theatre
“This is devised theatre at its best and the whole show is an absolute hoot from beginning to end.” StageTalk Magazine
"Highly entertaining...riotous fun!" Fringe Guru
“This likeable show is performed with zest” Lyn Gardner

 

Tickets

Pay What You Decide!

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.
Creative Team & Cast
Cast
Ronnie & Mary Trembles: Sian Keen
Glenn & Susannah Edwards:Laura Doble
Syd & Temperance Lloyd:Alice Higginson-Clarke
Andy The Musician:Andrew Armfield
Creative Team
Music created by Andrew Armfield & the company
Directed by Katie Villa
Set & Costume Design by Cory Shipp
Lighting Design by Nathan Benjamin
Magic Consultation from Peter Clifford
About Scratchworks Theatre Company
Scratchworks Theatre Company are Laura Doble, Alice Higginson-Clarke and Sian Keen
We are a physical ensemble of three women who work collaboratively to create highly visual, playful theatre from scratch. Founded in Exeter in 2013, we share a passion for creating original stories and use a diverse mix of physical movement, puppetry and live music to entertain and inspire our audiences.
Recent touring locations include The Lowry, New Diorama Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, PULSE Festival Ipswich, Salisbury Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Bath and VAULT Festival where we received the ‘Festival Spirit Award’ 2017. We have also received an NSDF award for ‘Best Overall Body of Creative Work’ at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013 as well as nominations for the Charlie Hartill award 2016 and the IYAF: Best of Brighton Fringe Theatre Award 2017.
Our work is recognised and supported by Arts Council England and we are Associate Artists of Exeter Phoenix.
Scratchworks website
Members of the company have worked with the likes of Little Angel Theatre, Diverse City, Theatre Royal Plymouth and BBC Creatives.
Covid 19 Safety 
The health, safety and comfort of our audiences, colleagues and performers are very important to us.

Before you arrive

We have a number of measures in place to ensure your comfort and safety.
Enhanced hygiene procedures are in place which include thorough cleans between performances and our ReBels training sessions. We have increased the circulation of fresh air throughout the building so it might be cooler than you are used to. You may want to bring an extra layer, just in case. Hand sanitising stations are positioned throughout the public spaces for audience members and ReBels training members to use and we ask that you do so frequently.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and the team here will continue to wear face coverings in all areas of the theatre.

When you arrive

Whilst we encourage members of the audience to continue to wear a mask we understand that more and more people are making the decision not to so we would like audiences to be aware that people sitting around them may not wear a mask throughout. If you are concerned about this please get in contact with our Audience Experience Manager Robyn who can discus options for seating that will help you feel more safe.
The Barbican team will all wear face coverings / shields (unless medically exempt) and are also regularly lateral flow tested. This includes our practitioners, core team, the team front of house and back stage.

Social Distancing

Barbican Theatre largely programmes one night performances, with a capacity of either 110 or 140. Due to this programming model at present we are unable to offer socially distanced performances. Please get in contact if you would like to discus seating options for any upcoming events and where possible we will find you an area in the auditorium with the most distance for other audience members.
#StaySafe
Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps.
info@barbicantheatre.co.uk
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Seating
Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.
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Pay What You Decide

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.

Friday 28th Oct 2022

7:30pm

Saturday 29th Oct 2022

7:30pm