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The Ungodly

“Joanna Carrick’s ‘The Ungodly’ was nothing short of a masterclass in theatre”

The East Anglian Daily Times

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“This is remarkable, Joanna Carrick’s best and deepest play yet”

Libby Purves, TheatreCat Read the full review here


Tony Rennell, The Daily Mail

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“A new play about Puritan intolerance in 17th-century East Anglia could not be more timely in our angry world”

The Times Read the full review here


3rd October – 19th October at The Avenue Theatre, Ipswich

Evening performances Mon – Sat 8pm | Matinee performances Saturday 3.30pm

For performances at Southwark Playhouse Borough, please click here

The Ungodly


“It’s an apocalyptic fight for God, and it’s a fight that we must win.”

1645. A dark shadow is spreading across England with suspicions of witchcraft on the rise.

After a sell-out run last Halloween, The Ungodly returns to the Avenue Theatre for a strictly limited run, before heading to the Southwark Playhouse for it’s London debut!

In the remote village of Mistley, Susan Edwards, step-sister of self-proclaimed Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, has a choice to make. Does she choose to believe that the powers of Satan have found their way into their homes – or instead, search for the truth in a community torn apart by fear, intolerance, and hysteria?

Based on true events, The Ungodly is a gripping, chilling story about womanhood, power and how the flames of a fanatical movement can ignite from the smallest spark.


Age guidance: 11+

Please note that this play includes references to baby mortality

Running time: 2 hours including 15 minute interval

Production images by Bill Jackson

The Avenue Theatre has theatre bench seating with lots of accessible options.

Seats located in the grey area are on a raised platform. This is accessible by one step.

A4 – 11 are low ground seat so you are very close to the action on stage, however it might not be suitable for access needs

B 27 & B 37are wheelchair accessible spaces with a carer seat beside. To book, make sure you fill out the ACCESS OPTIONS when you checkout, or call on 01473 603388 and we’ll help you to book!

Row C 2 – 26, row C 39 – 51 and row D 27 – 38 are slightly higher seats, which means you get a great view of the stage, but it might not be suitable for access needs as your feet don’t rest on the floor.

There is one exit/entrance to the theatre on the left side, with lots of end of aisle seats for access needs that need to be near the exit.

NADIA JACKSON as Susan Edwards


VINCENT MOISY as Matthew Hopkins

REI MORDUE as Rebecca West

The Avenue Theatre

Red Rose Chain, Gippeswyk Hall, Gippeswyk Avenue, Ipswich, IP2 9AF 

The Avenue Theatre is purpose built, accessible studio theatre space for our diverse audiences and community participants.

We have an accessible toilet in our foyer, as well as designated Disabled Parking Spaces which can be reserved for your visit.

If you have any questions about any of our services, or need help arranging your visit please contact box office team on 01473 603388 or email

Accessible seats

While most of our performances operate unreserved seating, we can reserve accessible seating and wheelchair accessible spaces in the auditorium. If you would like to make an access reservation, please contact our box office team on 01473 603388 so we can reserve you the best seating. Booking online may mean your requirements will not be fulfilled to the best of our ability.

Guide dogs

Guide dogs are very welcome throughout the building.

Hearing Loop System

We have a ‘loop’ system in the auditorium that enables your hearing aid to pick up a personally created loop by switching your hearing aid to ‘T’.

Dementia Friendly

We want to ensure The Avenue is a dementia-friendly venue. Our team have trained to become Dementia Friends and we are taking steps to improve the venue further. If you would like more information please give our box office a call on 01473 603388.


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