THE WORST WITCH
24 July - 8 September 2019
Directed by Theresa Heskins
Press Night: 28 July 2019
The Worst Witch will fly into the West End for 7 weeks only, over the summer holidays, from 24 July * to 8 September following its hugely successful premiere at Royal & Derngate and hit UK tour. This new story, adapted for the stage from Jill Murphy’s original books by Emma Reeves (who won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme for the televised version of The Worst Witch) was launched last November as Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton 2018 Christmas show.
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 includes original songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!
The Worst Witchis directed by Theresa Heskins(2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and designed by Simon Daw, with music by Luke Potter. Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatreand Nica Burnspresent a Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production.