What do you immediately think of, when you think of the term ‘witch’? Archaic? Witch hunts? Trials? Potions? The list is endless, however evokes a certain feeling of fear and destruction. Defined as ‘A woman thought to have magic powers, especially evil ones, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick’ (Oxford Dictionary) this very labelling of women throughout history within societies has accumulated an atmosphere of fearing those who perhaps do not conform to the gender roles established by patriarchal communities, and has witnessed the creation of damaging divides. Addressing this troublesome societal issue throughout the ages, theatre company Incognito present The Burning – an exploration of gender non conformity within the patriarchal construct. Ahead of their performances at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, Director Roberta Zuric tells us more about the show.