The Witches

The Witches

The Witches

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 daughter, Bruna, 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

Cast:

BOY – Christopher Kingdom

GRANDMOTHER – Pamela Hickson

LAWYER / MAID / WITCH – Lisa Cowley

DISPLAY WITCH / TREEHOUSE WITCH – Claire Bradwell

DOCTOR/ WITCH – Caroline Whitfield

BRUNA – Laura Hayward

DOORMAN (WITCH) – Olivia Jane Parker

MR JENKINS – Mr Paul Tomlinson

MRS JENKINS – Steph Surrey

GRAND HIGH WITCH – Carol Roache

WITCH TWO – Abi Deehan

WITCH ONE – Niki Baldwin

HOTEL MANAGER – Thomas Hodge

HEAD CHEF – Lucy Parrott

SECOND CHEF – Nathan Brown

WITCH – Hannah Perrin

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

 


Performance Dates
1 - 9 December 2017
7:30pm
3:00pm mats 2 & 9 December
2 December 11am

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

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