About This Show

The Ungodly tells the origin story of the witch hunts which spread through England and America from 1645. It is a story set in a fractured and polarised society, a tale that reverberates down the centuries to the world of today. Set on the Stour estuary in the village of Mistley in the turbulent world of mid-seventeenth century England, The Ungodly tells the true story of Susan Edwards, the stepsister of the self-proclaimed Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, living in a society torn apart by civil war and religious fervour. In her search for clarity and truth, whilst surrounded by suspicion, intolerance, grief and hysteria, Susan finds herself drawn into a fanatical movement – a movement in which terrible actions not only seem justifiable but to the perpetrator, become natural, necessary and even noble.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 23 October 2024 Final Performance: 17 November 2024
Location: Southwark Playhouse Borough, Inner London

77-85 Newington Causeway,

Inner London,


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