A one act play written in 1948 based on the real witch trials that took place in Islandmagee in the early 1700’s. Set over the course of an evening we follow Justice of the Peace Andrew Ferguson’s investigation into Mary Dunbar’s allegations that some local women had bewitched her.
Produced and performed by a collective of Ulster University staff and students from the School of Arts and Humanities (Cinematic Arts, Drama, History and Music).
Join us at the Riverside Theatre from 5.30pm on the 7th November for a special Diwali celebration evening enjoying a paneer soda and finger buffet reception in our Café/ Bar with live Henna painting demonstrations ongoing pre-performance.
At 7pm guests will move into the auditorium for a Tabla performance with traditional Indian drummers followed by a cultural talk on Diwali – offering an insight into the traditions and tales behind the famous Festival of Light by Nisha Tandon OBE, Founder and Director of ArtsEkta and the Mela Festival.
Afterwards the South Asian Dance Academy will give an amazing Bollywood dance performance in dazzling/ colourful costumes, topped off with an energetic fanfare of Indian Dohl drummers in traditional dress.