A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

Roald Dahl’s The Witches, adapted for the stage by David Wood. Directed by Bear Pit Artistic Director David Mears

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.

The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. The play offers many opportunities for illusions and inventive puppetry. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.

“While the kids will be thrilled by the dazzling illusions and the complex puppetry, their parents will be no less engaged by the sly humor that lurks within this ostensibly frivolous confection.” – What’s On




Event manager/deputy high witch

Grand high witch

Bruno jenkins

Mrs jenkins

Mr jenkins

French witch

American witch

Willy the waiter

Italian chef

Cockney chef




Performance Dates
1 - 9 December 2017
7:30pm (2:30pm matinee 2 December)

The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

From £12 (under 18s half price)

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