The Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production of The Worst Witch comes to The Lowry from Tue 26 – Sun 31 March.
This original story written for the stage by Emma Reeves features an all-female cast and is based on Jill Murphy’s classic series of novels ‘The Worst Witch.’ Directed by Theresa Heskins and designed by Simon Daw, with music by Luke Potter.
‘The Worst Witch’ is the story of an ordinary girl who finds herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Accident-prone Mildred Hubble and her fellow pupils leave a trail of mayhem behind them as they find themselves at the centre of a battle that’s being fought for their future.
Featuring Jill Murphy’s much-loved characters, the production features original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium.
|Jill Murphy’s ‘The Worst Witch’ stories have sold more than five million copies and been made into films and TV series by HBO, ITV and CBBC.|
Jill Murphy 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 on stage to help the children in peril! My Mum was quite cross with me, but I never wanted the story to end and sang songs loudly all the way home on the bus. 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 ‘The Worst Witch’ is a magical production.”
The Worst Witch
Dates: Tue 26 – Sun 31 March
Times: 7pm. Sat & Sun – 2pm. Thu 1.30pm.
Tickets: £26.50 – £28.50. Concessions £3 off.
Age Guidance: 7+
Running time: Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes including interval