Part of Co:LAB Festival 2018. Created by the Royal Exchange Theatre's Open Exchange.

The Witching Way

  • Created by Ali Matthews & Leo Burtin
  • 22 July 2018
  • The Studio

A DIY rock opera about a teenager born and raised a witch.

After struggling with the perils of peer pressure, W. is transported to a cottage in a strange and wondrous landscape. In order to find her way home, she embarks on a quest to reckon with her history, overcome extraordinary obstacles and ultimately find her voice.

With musical genres spanning punk, folk, blues and drone rock, this work-in-progress at Co:LAB brings together a live band, music video visuals and narrative text for an experiment in magical thinking.

With special thanks to Claire Symonds, Niki Woods, Sashwati Mira Sengupta, Julia Nelson, Peter Stevenson, Cheddar Gorgeous & Liquorice Black. Additional support provided by Arts Council England and New Adelphi Theatre at the University of Salford.

Visit the Co:LAB Festival 2018 homepage for more events in the festival.

Co:LAB festival is part of Open Exchange

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio.

    PERFORMANCE DATE & TIME: Sunday 22 July, 7pm - 8pm

    TICKETS: All events are pay what you decide.

    We have introduced a Pay What You Decide pricing policy for Co:LAB shows. The scheme works by enabling audiences to attend shows without paying for a ticket beforehand, but tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity to make a donation of what you decide you want to, or can afford to pay, based on your overall enjoyment of the performance.

    At the end of the performance, you can text, for example, ‘CLAB18 £5’ to 70070. You can choose from £3/£5/£10/£15/£20

    BOOK NOW: Online or via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833

  • Creative Team
  • CREATED BY Ali Matthews & Leo Burtin

    PERFORMERS/MUSICIANS Ali Matthews, Sophie Galpin, Becky Wilkie, Ellis Davies

    DESIGN Alastair Howard & Anne-Louise Fortune

    FILM/ANIMATION Adam York Gregory


    VIDEO TECH Jo Scott

  • Related Events
  • See the full Co:LAB Festival 2018 Line-up here

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