Books, Miscellaneous

The Witch of Walkern

News from the education frontier.

Ipswich High School for Girls has cancelled a performance of Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s new play Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern. The play had its world premier very recently and is on tour. It was due to be staged there on October 13th but the school has cited concerns about the play’s language, in particular the swearing. The school justified the decision by assessing the play as (using that conformist, deadening, unarguable word) ‘inappropriate’. Continue reading