Project Team

‘Creative Histories of Witchcraft’ is a collaboration between the poet Anna Kisby-Compton, the playwright Poppy Corbett, and the historian Will Pooley.




Im a poet based in Devon, with a professional background as an archivist. After growing up bookish in south-east London, I studied Literature and Film at the University of East Anglia, followed by a MA in English at the University of Sussex… Read more about Anna here.






Hello! I’m a playwright, theatre director, and academic. I’ve been writing plays since 2008. Most recently, I was commissioned by Arts Educational to write Applause, a play for their graduating MA actors (2017)… Read more about Poppy here.






I’m a historian of modern France researching popular and folk cultures in the very long nineteenth century (c.1789-1940)… Read more about Will here.