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OI Joanna Carrick (OI 1984-86) Announces Her New Play

Former OI President, Joanna Carrick (OI 1984-86), the critically acclaimed playwright has written a new play which is set on the Stour estuary in Mistley, on the Suffolk and Essex border.
Photograph, Warren Page
Photograph, Warren Page

The Ungodly explores the events which led to the terrifying witch hunts led by Mathew Hopkins, Witchfinder General in 1645. The play is inspired by new evidence suggesting that Hopkins’ own family tragedies were a catalyst for his reign of terror. It explores the reality of good people being drawn into a movement which persuades them to do terrible things and draws parallels with the polarised world we live in today.

Joanna is the Artistic Director and founder of Red Rose Chain, the Ipswich based, not for profit theatre company. Her previous successes include Put Out The Lights, a richly historical, Tudor-era drama about the perils of religious radicalism; Fallen in Love, the play about Anne Boleyn which was performed at the Tower of London and Progress, based on the Royal Progress made to Ipswich in 1561. 

The Ungodly will be performed at the purpose-built,  Avenue Theatre which is set in the grounds of Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich, a Grade II* listed Tudor building (and home of Red Rose Chain) from the 24th October to 11th November.

To find out more visit https://www.redrosechain.com

Broadcaster and journalist Libby Purvis has written an article about the play in The Times which can be read here https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/86b15a70-767d-11ee-8195-f4db79f3b3e3?shareToken=097bbb6c30bf4eea2b74a181f1a7cfd1

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