Promo: Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical at Royal & Derngate 28 Feb – 5 March

World premiere stage production of Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to Northampton

Audiences can enter a world of magic and fantasy with Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks, when the brand new stage adaptation comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, from Tuesday 28 February till Saturday 5 March.  

With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers(who also wrote Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang),including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing and The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian HillBedknobs 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.

Dianne Pilkington stars 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 plays 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.

This magical musical takes to the Derngate stage from Monday 28 February to Saturday 5 March…. it’s time to start believing! Tickets – priced from £15* – can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at The show is recommended for ages six and upwards.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is produced by Michael Harrison by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

* A charge of £3.50 applies for all transactions of £20 and over. Does not apply to Groups, Members or Disabled Patrons, and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

Performance schedule:

Monday 28 February to Saturday 5 March

Evenings 7.30pm

Wed & Sat matinee 2.30pm

Casting information:

Dianne Pilkington stars as Miss Eglantine Price

Charles Brunton plays Emelius Browne

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.

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