2022 kicked off with a flurry of activity as I took this new story out to small groups of people in their own private houses. It was heartwarming to hear their responses...'what a treat to experience theatrical performance in the comfort of your own living room...it was literally armchair theatre'.
'When Connie uncovers bones in her garden, she unearths much more than that. She discovers a story from the 17th Century about Thomas and Millie. Growing up together in a small community they took the parallel paths of folklore medicine and blacksmithing. both were mysterious arts at that time, but one was respected the other steeped in suspicion.
While Thomas's life was well known and celebrated within his community, even after her death Millie's voice remained unheard. this is the first time her story has been told, yet hers could well be that of thousands of other women who too were hunted down and tried for witchcraft. There was an unstoppable thirst for punishing such women in these dark times.'
Storyteller and musician Annie Sheppard weaves their fictional stories together , provoking questions about the nature of good and evil, of truth, trauma, judgement and justice.
If you are interested in booking Millie's Story for a small gathering of family, friends or your bookclub, please contact Annie using the contact form on the drop down menu under the home page.