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The Stevenage Lytton Players
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Vinegar Tom
By Caryl Churchill
15th to 18th July 2015
The Lytton Theatre Stevenage
Directed & Produced by Aaron Govey
Songs directed by Derek Blyth

Not suitable for children (under 16)

The Stevenage Lytton Players Summer 2015 Drama Production was Vinegar Tom performed at the Lytton Theatre.

Vinegar Tom is the title of a 1976 feminist play by British playwright Caryl Churchill. The play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England.

Synopsis
The play tells the story of Alice, who is in her twenties and living in a small village. Alice and her mother Joan are accused of witchcraft after an altercation with their neighbours, followed by several mishaps upon their neighbours' farm - supposedly the result of Joan's "witchcraft". It is later implied that Vinegar Tom, Joan's cat, may have been behind it all. The plot includes witchcraft, some slating of the Christian faith, and the oppression of women. It was written at the height of the second feminist movement in the 20th Century. Betty, one of the play's characters, is classed as mad or ill simply because she does not want to marry. The play also outlines society's rejection of people who do not conform to the mainstream, or who are "different".

Dates for your diary
Tuesday 28th April – First Get Together
Friday 1st May – Second Get Together
Friday 8th May – Auditions
Rehearsals commence on Tuesday 19th May

All dates above start at 7:45pm

Ticket Prices : £6.00
(Performances start at 7:45PM)

Box Office: 01438 357407