The quality control process continues apace as we move ever closer to the release of our next fiction title on September 1st - Richard Dee's cracking steampunk adventure "The Rocks of Aserol". More about Aserol later in the week.
Circle of Spears takes particular pride in the high quality of our audio products. We have a stringent 3-tier quality control process, beginning with a 'first pass' edit to eliminate obvious mistakes. This is usually done by the reader, then passed to a colleague, who listens to the recording whilst following the book, noting any further errors.
Finally, the master disks are produced and listened to by another colleague to ensure that the disks themselves have recorded correctly. All of this is done in-house, keeping our overall production costs down.
The first two performances of "Witch" took place on Wednesday 27th July in the Library of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall, kicking off our summer season with the play. Initial audience responses have been fantastic with feedback including "intense", "very powerful" and "I would give it five stars".
Some tickets are pre-booked into August already, and with this being an intimate piece with just 20 audience members in each show these people are wise to secure their seats now. If you are intending to come, please do the same by contacting the Museum directly. The contact details are on the Witch poster on the previous blog post.
These performances also saw the official launch of the "Witch" audio CD - the full show as an audio play with added sound effects. This CD is available exclusively to show audiences for the duration of the run at the Museum, but will be made available for pre-order on the web store in October in time for a general November release. The cover art is shown in this image.
We look forward to bringing you more news from Witch over the summer.
Where better to perform a play about witch trials than in the library at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic?”. The museum’s managers were extremely enthusiastic about the proposed project, providing a number of original transcripts for the basis of Tracey’s research, as well as advice on the draft script.
“The museum’s input has been invaluable,” Tracey said. “I selected details from a number of sources, drawing heavily on the transcripts they shared with me, then wove the information into the story of a suspected witch, her accuser and the magistrate interrogating them. This allowed me to include a lot of Tudor/Elizabethan social history whilst still focussing on the human aspects of such emotive cases.”
The company gave a test performance to the museum staff and an invited audience, which was very well received. Staff member Joyce Froome described it as having “remarkable immediacy and impact…with characters who have real depth and complexity.” Author Alex Langstone said, “I was very lucky to be invited to a preview performance of this play…and I can thoroughly recommend it.”
“Witch” is due to be performed in the library at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall, throughout the remainder of the season on Wednesdays and Sundays at 5pm and 8pm. The first performances are on 27th July. Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Museum. For further information, including performance dates, please contact the Museum on 01840 250111.
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