The Worst Witch at The Lowry

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor

The Worst Witch at The Lowry, Salford 26 — 31 March 2019 Tickets from £26.50 — Book now

The Worst Witch lands at The Quays this month, with an all-female cast.

Expect to be spellbound as Mildred Hubble, Maud Spellbody, Enid Nightshade and Ethel Hallow fly into town.  Magic, music, mayhem and many crafty capers are the name of the game in this critically acclaimed stage adaptation by Emma Reeves, also behind the award-winning recent CBBC TV series.

In this new story, see accident-prone Mildred Hubble and her fellow pupils leave a trail of pandemonium behind them as they find themselves at the centre of a battle that’s being fought for their future.

 

With a stellar creative team and cast, we love that despite The Worst Witch being in existence for over 40 years, selling millions of copies, author Jill Murphy herself is so excited by the fresh magic a stage adaptation can bring.

She says “my first trip to the theatre aged four, opened up a magical world – so real to me, that I had to be restrained from climbing onstage to help the children in peril!  I never wanted the show to end … imagine how proud I feel, all these years later, seeing my own Mildred Hubble on stage with all the characters from Miss Cackle’s Academy. I still feel thrilled to bits when I go to the theatre and I just know The Worst Witch is going to be a magical production.”

Expect a cracking set and magical time all round including a broom stick forest, aerial antics and illusions galore.

The Worst Witch at The Lowry, Salford 26 — 31 March 2019 Tickets from £26.50 Book now

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DanceThe Quays
Aakash Odedra – Mehek at The Lowry

An enchanting exploration of the human heart masterfully danced by Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations.

from £16.50
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‘Jo Lathwood: Making Up’ at the Lowry puts the ethos of sustainability through reuse and redistribution into practice with a brand new site-specific installation.

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Gallery
Irwell Sculpture Trail

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Manchester
Shopping Centre
Lowry Outlet Mall

The Lowry Outlet Mall in The Quays district of Manchester sits opposite both The Lowry and MediaCityUK, Europe’s largest media hub and the home of BBC North.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
Central Bay

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The Quays
Restaurant
The Alchemist Mediacity

The latest offering from the UK-conquering Alchemist has an energetic vibe similar to others in this highly-regarded chain of restaurants.

Salford
Uswim
at Salford Quays

Jump into waters of dock 9 at Salford Quays with Uswim, they bring the benefits and freedom of open water swimming to the convenience of a central location.

Manchester
Restaurant
11 Central

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Manchester
MCUK Ice Rink
at Media City

Embrace that most Christmassy of activities and get your skates on outside of the chaotic city centre this winter. The Ice Rink at Media City will be serving festive fun till January 5th.

Manchester
Shop
Booths Media City

The Booths branch at Media City, Salford Quays is much appreciated by TV, radio and media executives who work in the area.

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