Post-dramatic, verbatim, documentary, Contemporary performing art, Original music, Visual theatre/ set design, Puppet or object theatre, Movement theatre/ choreographer, Children/family show, International co-production


Author: Iveta Pole and the team
Creative team:
- Iveta Pole, Katrīna Neiburga, Agnese Krivade, Jette Loona Hermanis, Anika Barkan, Lea Blau, Maarja Nuut, Martina Georgina, Irēna Grauda, Kristiāns Aglonietis, Anna Ansone,, Karolin Tamm

Producer(s): INITIUM, Ieva Niedre, Minna Triin Kohv, Karīna Zeļonka, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava
Date of premiere: 3/06/2023
Duration: 1:30
AlertsSmoke, nudity
Dates in SKATE: 4/11/2023
Venue in SKATE: Riga Circus
TranslationPerformed in English

Written in 1486, the Malleus Maleficarum, also known as “Hammer of Witches”, was for centuries the world’s second best-selling book after the Bible.

It is a witch-hunting manual, one which develops a legal-theological theory on the nature of women and portraying the female world as a dark, inverted mirror to our “normal” world. Most evil among all women are the concubines, followed by midwives and the wives who dominate their husbands. We’ve found a copy of the book. And, yes, we’ve read it.