The Snow Witch - a Transmedia Story: Tale of the Southsea Onryō

Roy Hanney (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

Abstract

Taking as our inspiration the characters and story world in the The Snow Witch, a novel by Portsmouth author Matt Wingett, we set out to tell a new, expanded story. We came up with a new tale and we called it the Tale of the Southsea Onryō.

The Tale of the Southsea Onryō
A restless spirit of a murdered women hunts for victims in a quiet seaside town.

Janey’s spirit is vengeful, angry and spiteful. Having died traumatically, she cannot leave this place and seeks to wreak her vengeance on the town and its population. She is become Onryō the most dreaded of spirits whose vengeance is indiscriminate making no distinction as to who it targets. Donitiza holds the key to this tragic story having discovered the truth behind Janey’s disappearance through her own encounters with the denizens of this seaside town. A traveller and a witch from eastern Europe she is fleeing her own trauma’s. She can weave a spell to release the Onryō but will need the component parts to make her magical potions, and to sing her incantations. Led on by the mysterious street artist #Lissitch, can you, the audience solve the riddle and provide Dontiza with the materials she needs to release the Onryō?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 1 Jan 2019

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Witches
Seaside
Vengeance
Novel
Incantations
Disappearance
Street Artists
Travellers
Weave
Spell
Trauma
Riddles
Jacques Derrida
Eastern Europe
Portsmouth

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