Jill Murphy's

The Worst Witch

Synopsis

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Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet…

Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.

Jill Murphy‘s The Worst Witch stories have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been made into numerous films and TV series. The most recent and successful of which is written by playwright Emma Reeves (Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme), who now brings these stories to life on stage in a major new play touring the UK direct from a Royal & Derngate Christmas season.

Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this thrilling new stage adaptation is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and features original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!

Suitable for ages 7+
Running time: 
Approx. 2 hours (inc. interval)

Keep in touch: @worstwitchlive #WorstWitchThePlay

Tickets

£20 – £10

DISCOUNTS*
£4 off
Under 16s
£2.50 off 16 – 26 yrs (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£12 Under 18s school groups
£4 off Groups 10+
15% off for Members
FREE tickets for infants under 18 months, subject to availability. Please note that infant tickets are only available to book by telephone on 0116 242 3595, or in person at our Ticket Office.

*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

A new play by EMMA REEVES, directed by THERESA HESKINS.

DESIGNER SIMON DAW
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR BEVERLEY NORRIS EDMUNDS
COMPOSER LUKE POTTER
LIGHTING DESIGNER AIDEEN MALONE
SOUND DESIGNER LEIGH DAVIES
ASSOC. SOUND DESIGNER RORY MAGUIRE
AERIAL CONSULTANT VICKI AMEDUME
PUPPETRY DESIGNER & DIRECTOR PASCHALE STRAITON
MAGIC CONSULTANT JOHN BULLEID
ASSOC. DIRECTOR SARAH STACEY
CASTING ANJI CAROOL CDG

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production.

Illustration Copyright © Jill Murphy

With special thanks to Bill’s, Leicester. Book a table and enjoy their dinner set menu from Sun – Thu (5pm until close) – click here to view the menu.

Cast & Creative

Consuela Rolle

Enid

Danielle Bird

Mildred

Emma Lau

Drusilla

Megan Leigh Mason

Miss Drill

Meg Forgan

Fenella

Molly-Grace Cutler

Miss Bat

Polly Lister

Agatha & Miss Cackle

Rachel Heaton

Miss Hardbroom

Rebecca Killick

Maud

Rosie Abraham

Ethel