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The Spancel of Death- A Play of Irish Witchcraft

Friday 5 April @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| £12

The Spancel of Death- A Play of Irish Witchcraft

Written by T.H. Nally, Adapted by Aoife Nally

Acted Reading for a select audience

The Spancel of Death was set to premiere in Dublin at the Abbey Theatre in the week after Easter 1916. The playwright: T.H. Nally, Irish occultist and friend of W.B. Yeats. The subjects: witchcraft  and misogyny. But on the Easter Monday, as the cast was in final rehearsal, the famed 1916 Easter Rising erupted. The actors left the theatre to join the rebellion. No show happened that week…. nor ever again.

To this day, The Spancel of Death has never been fully staged.  But Aoife Nally is determined to change this. The West End actor, playwright and director has re-assembled a complete script and is now working on it with a small cast. She presents this rehearsed reading of her own adaptation to a few London occultists and potential production partners.

It gives great pleasure to extend offer you one a place for the event. The intimate production is set in the round and will last about two hours with interval. Afterward, attendees will be invited to share thoughts an informal de-brief over a sociable glass of wine.  In our rarities case, many of Nally’s original letters, diaries and notebooks will be on display forming a mini-exhibition.

More about The Spancel of Death

More about Aoife Nally – adaptor, producer, director

Date and Time: Friday, 5th April.  Arrive 7.15 for 7.30 start

Tickets  £12 – includes souvenir programme and wine soiree



Friday 5 April
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Treadwell’s Bookshop
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
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020 7419 8507


020 7419 8507


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The Spancel of Death - Rehearsed Reading£12.00£12 The Spancel of Death - Friday, 5 April. Curtain 7.30.

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