witching hour

‘This is a truly brilliant spectacle. The Witching Hour is mind-blowing.’ The Guide Liverpool

Immerse yourself in tales of alchemy and legend brought to life with spellbinding spectacle. The Witching Hour is the story of 9 spirits created from magical folklore. In the hour between twilight and dark, these restless souls appear – in the echo of a song, a rumble of thunder, a trick of the light.

With surround staging and immersive sound, this large-scale outdoor work for 4000 people places the audience at the heart of the action.

Funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Hull City Council, Wirral Borough Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Commissioned by Absolutely Cultured & Wirral Borough of Culture 2019. Rehearsed at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.


Nominated for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, Wirral Life, and Best Community Event of the Year, Liverpool Echo Awards 2019.

‘This is a truly brilliant spectacle. The Witching Hour is mind-blowing. Live performance, pyrotechnics, an amazing soundtrack – we’ve never seen anything like this before!'
The Guide, Liverpool

‘Thousands of people were stunned by an event of wonder and magic as dusk fell over the park. Visitors stepped into a massive spectacle that included local tales, myths, memories and folklore. Created by the team behind the magical 7 Alleys in 2017, the live performance left people stunned as they witnessed large-scale theatrics moving in and around them. The event proved extremely popular with the thousands who watched in awe.’
Hull Daily Mail

‘7,000 people descended on Birkenhead Park to catch brand-new event The Witching Hour as part of Wirral's Borough of Culture year. Audiences were left amazed by the breathtaking effects and imaginative storytelling.’
Wirral Globe

‘The Witching Hour astonished audiences in Birkenhead, evoking the shared history, folklore and memories connecting Birkenhead Park and East Park in Hull. The show immersed audience of all ages in a unique theatrical experience. The Witching Hour was a truly incredible event which brought people together, using culture to connect communities.’
Wirral View