The Pendle Witch

Friday 16th August 2019

Shire Hall, Friday 16th August 2019


“1636. Lancaster Castle. You are imprisoned, awaiting trial, crammed into a cell with a solitary woman who has been here for years. She tells you the story that led to her being imprisoned, beginning at a Witchcraft Trial, twenty-four years previously.

But she was not the accused witch. In 1612, she was nine, and she was a witness for the prosecution against the Witches Of Pendle, including her own brother, sister, and mother. In this story, the infamous Jennet Device herself tells her version of the events which led to the hanging of ten people – impossible, had it not been for Jennet’s testimony – and her how fortunes fared since then.”

Parental advisory: not suitable for children under the age of 12. 

People with mobility difficulties should contact the castle on 01524 64998 prior to booking tickets.

£13 per ticket (plus booking fee)

Tickets available from

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