Runtime: 1h 15m
Abigail brings to the stage the untold story of the true-life character of Abigail Williams. The accuser, running from the Salem Witch Trial. A young woman, dismissed by history, lost in a world she cannot comprehend. This piece puts Abigail herself, and not the events of the Salem Witch Trials, at the heart of the drama, exploring the emotional and psychological effects an event such as Salem may have had on a young, vulnerable woman. The play is set in Massachusetts in 1692, but this isn’t the staid, inaccessible story of the history books. This is a world that is alive with music, passion, danger and deceit. Abigail will fall into the traps of this world, but she will also revel in its decadence, debauchery and excess. Fury Theatre is a female-led theatre company making work for national and international audiences, centred on the female experience, the female gaze and the female voice. Fury is about starting a conversation: what makes us angry and what are we going to do about it? We want to encourage solution-minded conversation around the problems facing young women today and put their voices at the heart of accessible, engaging, loud, fun, ferocious, furious theatre-making. Available for live stream, please visit The Space website for more information.