Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Casting announced.

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

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.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Credit: Johan Persson/

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.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Photo credit Johan Persson

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.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Credit: Johan Persson/

Tickets are on General Sale at

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

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @bedknobsonstage 



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 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


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