Call Me Fury at The Northwall Arts Centre, April 13 7:30pm and Apr 14 4:15pm
Written by David Rogers
Sat 13 Apr 7.30pm / Sun 14 Apr 4.15pm
at The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
CALL ME FURY is about The Witch Trials. Sort of. It’s a ferocious exploration of womanhood in a world where the people around you, the legal system, the whole social order don’t seem to give a damn. Sound familiar?
A group of women charged with witchcraft await trial and inevitable execution in a dungeon. There is no escape – except through their imagination, memory and humour, which in defiance are wild and boundless. The gallows loom just above them as a constant and physical reminder of the patriarchy, those that believe “when a woman thinks alone, she thinks evil.”
Using folk songs and stories from witch trials across the world – from England, Colonial America, Scandinavia, Africa and beyond – CALL ME FURY is a feral scream of rage, a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today.
For women then, now and always. (But also for you, gents.)