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.