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Sisterhood @ Colchester Castle

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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.

“An insightful and powerful piece.” ★★★★★ Latest Magazine

“If you are looking for a thought provoking play with good jokes and historical references… Sisterhood is absolutely the show for you.”
★★★★ The Student Newspaper

"A boundary-breaking new play… Prepare to be challenged, inspired and provoked." ★★★★ The Canary Arts Review

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