East Anglia, 1645

England is in chaos. A divided nation terrorised by bloody civil war. Neighbour turns on neighbour, resources are stretched to breaking point, and communities begin to collapse. Rumours of witches begin to abound...
Amidst the turmoil a young Manningtree gentleman emerges from obscurity to lead a crusade against wickedness that will soon turn into one of the deadliest witch hunts in British history.


WITCHES OF WEST SUFFOLK is an exciting new community heritage project by Bring Out Your Dead Productions exploring a much misunderstood part of East Anglian history.
We are thrilled to announce the production of a brand new play based on the East Anglian Witch Trials...

About The Show

'Covenant' is a new play researched by the local community, exploring the tragic true story of the East Anglian Witch Trials and the life of notorious Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins. Featuring a six strong cast of actor-musicians and thrilling original folk music by composer Max Welton, this is local history as you've never seen it before!

'Covenant' will be performed at Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds between


Thursday 26th October and Saturday 4th November

Performances every evening at 7.30pm
(No performances Sun 29th Oct/Tues 31st Oct)

Running Time
Approx. 2hrs 15mins (including interval)

Age Guidance
'Covenant' deals frankly with a very dark part of local history and contains some depictions of torture and violence, as well as a few scary scenes, and one use of bad language. For this reason we do not recommend it for Under 12s and Under 10s will not be admitted.