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 - their individual yet shared experiences are unified by the common thread of men silencing what they don’t understand. But they will not be confined to this dungeon; they will not be confined to History.
CALL ME FURY, a new play by Sasha Wilson (author of BURY THE HATCHET - VAULT 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner/Offie Nomination Best Ensemble) 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.)
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Out Of The Forest Theatre is an award winning ensemble-based company that attempts to redefine traditional narrative structure with an eye to blending music, movement and storytelling. Because strange and wonderful things hide in plain sight.
The Company’s previous work includes BURY THE HATCHET; Off West End nominee for Best Ensemble and winner of VAULT Festival 2018 People’s Choice Award. BURY THE HATCHET played four UK Venues and two US Venues and is looking to tour Spring/Summer 2019.
ON YOUR HEAD BE IT won VAULT Festival 2017 Festival Spirit Award and played at the London Horror Festival 2018.
Writer: Sasha Wilson
Artistic Associate: Joseph Cullen
Producer: Claire Gilbert for Out Of The Forest Theatre
There Ought To Be Clowns - “There’s nothing quite like being smacked around the head by the brilliance of a theatre company.”
BURY THE HATCHET
Broadway World (US) ‘thoroughly clever, wildly imaginative, and engaging’
West End Wilma ★★★★ ‘future work from this company is well worth looking out for.’
London Pub Theatres ★★★★ ‘An imaginatively crafted, quirkily funny show’
Theatre Weekly ★★★★ ‘[Leaves you] wishing school history lessons had been as enthralling as this’
ON YOUR HEAD BE IT
Horror Hothouse 666/666 - "razor-sharp"
Close Up Culture ★★★★ - "quite brilliant"
Every Theatre ★★★★ - "sparkling"