7 November 2023 - 27 January 2024
Roald Dahl’s classic tale The Witches is brought to life in a new stage musical at the National Theatre this November.
The Witches is a rip-roaring musical version of Roald Dahl’s timeless tale, filled with wit, daring and heart.
The show has a book and lyrics by Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood (HBO Succession), music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy, direction by Lyndsey Turner and choreography by Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins).
The Witches features a great cast including Katherine Kingsley (The Larkins) and Daniel Rigby (Accidental Death of an Anarchist).
Roald Dahl’s The Witches will begin performances on 7 November 2023 at the National Theatre, running to 27 January 2024.
What's the story of The Witches?
Everything you know about witches is wrong. Forget the pointy hats and broomsticks: they’re the most dangerous creatures on earth.
And now they’ve come up with their most evil plan yet.
The thing standing in their way is Luke and his Gran. But he’s only ten and she’s got a dodgy heart. Time is short, danger is everywhere, and they’ve got just one chance to stop the witches from squalloping every stinking little child in England.
Who is in the cast of The Witches?
Katherine Kingsley is the Grand High Witch, Daniel Rigby is hotel manager Mr Stringer and Sally Ann Triplett (Oklahoma!) is Gran.
Playing Luke’s parents are Laura Medforth as Mum and Richard David-Caine as Dad, playing Bruno’s parents are Ekow Quartey as Mr Jenkins and Maggie Service as Mrs Jenkins, and playing Chef Chevalier at Hotel Magnificent is Irvine Iqbal.
Playing the witches are Julie Armstrong, Chrissie Bhima, Zoe Birkett, Maddison Bulleyment, Miracle Chance, Daniele Coombe, Molly-May Gardiner, Tiffany Graves, Bobbie Little, Tania Mathurin, Amira Matthews, and Alexandra Waite-Roberts.
Completing the team at Hotel Magnificent are Adrian Grove, Jacob Maynard and Ben Redfern.
The cast will be playing multiple roles as part of the ensemble.
The young cast and playing the hero, Luke, are Bertie Caplan, Frankie Keita and Vishal Soni.
Playing Bruno are Cian Eagle-Service, George Menezes Cutts and William Skinner, and playing Helga are Jersey Blu Georgia, Asanda Abbie Masike and Chloe Raphael.
Completing the young ensemble are Nesim Adnan, Alaia Broadbent, Chenai Broadbent, Cristian Buttaci, Sekhani Dumezweni, Rudy Gibson, Florence Gore, Elara Jagger, Annabelle Jones, Jemima Loosen, Charlie Man-Evans, Iesa Miller, Jack Philpott, Sienna Sibley, Savannah Skinner-Henry, Poppy-Mei Soon, Benjamin Spalding, Dylan Trigger, Alice Valeriano, Sasha Watson-Lobo and Stella Yeoman.
Who are the creative team of The Witches?
Directed by Lyndsey Turner, with set and costume by Lizzie Clachan, choreography by Stephen Mear, music supervision by Nigel Lilley, music direction by Cat Beveridge, lighting design by Bruno Poet, co-sound design by Alexander Caplen and Ian Dickinson, video design by Ash J Woodward, illusions by Chris Fisher and Will Houstoun, casting director Bryony Jarvis-Taylor, associate director Séimí Campbell, staff director Priya Patel Appleby, associate set designer Shankho Chaudhuri, associate costume designer Johanna Coe, associate choreographer Jo Morris, associate music director Natalie Pound and children’s and assistant music director Sarah Morrison.
Adapted from The Witches by Roald Dahl, book and lyrics by Lucy Kirkwood, music and lyrics by Dave Malloy – a co-production with Roald Dahl Story Company
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
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