DIANNE PILKINGTON to lead the company as Miss Eglantine Price, the role immortalised on film by Angela Lansbury
CHARLES BRUNTON to play Emelius Browne
New musical directed by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Visiting Theatre Royal Nottingham 6-10 October 2021 as part of UK Tour
For tickets and all information, see www.bedknobsonstage.com
Michael Harrison is thrilled to announce the cast for Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which will make its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical this Summer on a major UK & Ireland Tour.
The tour will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 10 October 2021.
Dianne Pilkington will star as Miss Eglantine Price, the mysterious lady that the three orphaned Rawlins children are evacuated from wartime London to live with. Dianne’s West End credits include Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
Charles Brunton will play Emelius Browne. Charles starred in the iconic role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda both in the West End and on Broadway. Other credits include Love Never Dies, Chess and Scrooge.
The rest of the company includes Mark Anderson, Jessica Aubrey, Georgie Buckland, Kayla Carter, Jonathan Cobb, Jacqui Dubois, Matthew Elliot-Campbell, Sam Lupton, Rob Madge, Vinnie Monachello, Nathaniel Morrison, Conor O’Hara, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Robin Simoes Da Silva, Emma Thornett and Susannah Van Den Berg.
The Rawlins children will be played by Dexter Barry, Izabella Bucknell, Haydn Court, Poppy Houghton, Evie Lightman and Aidan Oti.
Tickets are on General Sale at www.bedknobsonstage.com
Enter a world of magic and fantasy with Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.
This magical musical starts its UK Tour this year….it’s time to start believing!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks is produced by Michael Harrison by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Creative Team
Original Music and Lyrics Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman
New Music and Additional Lyrics Neil Bartram
Book Brian Hill
Directors Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Associate Director Omar Okai
Set & Illusion Design Jamie Harrison
Costume Design Gabriella Slade
Wigs Design Sam Cox
Orchestrator Simon Hale
Musical Supervisor Tom Murray
Choreographer/Movement Director Neil Bettles
Sound Design Gareth Fry
Lighting Design Simon Wilkinson
Production Manager Gary Beestone
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BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 October 2021
Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm & 5pm
£20 – £57 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, 16-25 year olds, and Groups www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555
*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offers benefits including ticket discounts and exclusive pre-sales. For more information please visit www.trch.co.uk/membership