The Witness 2023 Tour

His story became History. Her story became Heresy.The sacred and profane collide in a new performance by interdisciplinary artist Jo Blake, inspired by the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Three copies of the gospel have been found – all of them with missing pages. As the only gospel written in the name of a woman, it reveals Mary Magdalene as a most formidable and courageous spiritual leader, confidante and companion of Christ.

Moving through humour, bold physicality and intricate storytelling; The Witness reveals how one woman’s 2000 year old testimony comes clattering into the life of a contemporary woman, initiating a reckoning and demanding that the missing pages be written anew.

This touring performance is one part of a wider project called Heresy.

Click here to read more about the wider project.

If you missed the show live at a venue, or you loved it so much you’d like to see it again, then you are in luck. We now have a pay per view link to see the full performance of The Witness filmed on location. Click the button below to go to the page.

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2023 Tour Dates & Ticket Links:
Saturday 11 March: Gospel Making Workshop in Northampton

Fri 31 March: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Saturday 1 April: The Core at Corby Cube, Corby, Northamptonshire


Thursday 6 April: Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

Saturday 8 April: Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton (also live streamed)

Weds 17 May & Thurs 18 May: Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Creative Team:

Performers:  Jo Blake and Robert Clark
Director:  Jo Blake
Movement Director:  Ben Duke
Lead Dramaturg:  Lootie Johansen-Bibby
Visiting Dramaturg:  Sheila Ghelani
Collaborative Devisor: Georgia Tillery-Randak
Designer:  Ruth Stringer
Lighting Designer:  Adi Currie
Sound Designer:  Patrick J Middleton
Producer:  Courtenay Johnson for Carbon Theatre
Production Manager: Fiona Scott Lockyer
Stage Manager: Emma Drostby


The production and wider project is supported by The Kenneth Foundation, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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