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Witch Hunt


  • Playwright

    Christine Longford 

  • Synopsis

    Based on historical events in Kilkenny in the 14th century, when Dame Alice Kyteler and her household were arraigned by the local Bishop for heresy and witchcraft. Dame Alice escaped the cleansing flames but her friend, Petronilla was burnt at the stake.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    16 September 1952

  • Producer

    Produced by Longford Productions

  • Original Venue

Original Cast  
Bishop Ledred Aiden Grennell
Unspecified Character(s) Godfrey Quigley
Unspecified Character(s) Iris Lawler
Unspecified Character(s) Charles Mitchel
Dame Alice Pamela Duncan
Unspecified Character(s) Rita Foran
Unspecified Character(s) Kenneth MacDonald
Unspecified Character(s) Dennis Edwards
Production Team  
Settings by Alpho O'Reilly
Costumes Lord Longford
Produced by Dan O'Connell(2)

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lady Boyd

  • Address

    Ince Castle

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)1752 842 672

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings of the time.