The Witches set to hubble and bubble

News / Wed 10th Jul 2013 at 03:57pm

ROALD Dahl’s “The Witches”

Adapted for stage by David Wood
Directed by Kyle Jaggers

Venue: Victoria Hall, Old Harlow.

This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches!

In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch.” Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him.

The Witches is one of Roald Dahl’s longer more plot oriented stories. Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world’s bestselling authors. Perfect timing if you are a Roald Dahl fan, this heart warming story closely co-insides with Dahl’s musical version of ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ which opens soon in the West End.

The show opens on Wed 10th July and runs to Sat 13th with performances at 7:30pm each evening and a matinee on the Saturday at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased through ticketsource.co.uk or by calling 0844 8700 887 (which is a lo-call rate number).

The price of tickets is £11 for full price and £9 for concessions. Please note that there are no concessions on the Saturday evening performance.

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