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Actors hoping to cast a spell

posted 5 Jun 2009, 03:55 by David Rintoul

Edinburgh International Festival and the Traverse Theatre have announced the cast for the world premiere of a play depicting the life of the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland.

Rona Munro's play The Last Witch, part of the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival, will feature Kathryn Howden in the lead role of Janet Horne, who was sentenced to death in 1727, Hannah Donaldson will play her daughter Helen. It opens at the Lyceum Theatre on 23rd August, 2009.

Source: Evening News

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