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The Witches

Closed January 27, 2024

Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear! - Look out, The Witches are coming.

Why See The Witches?


Children Should Never Have Baths - It's A Dangerous Habit!

The magic of Roald Dahl is being brought to life at the National Theatre with the Roald Dahl Story Company in this stage adaptation of 'The Witches'. The production will feature a book and lyrics by Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Olivier Award-Winning Lyndsey Turner, and music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy.

About The Witches

Everyone knows that Witches absolutely detest children; detest is not a strong enough word... they hate, loathe, despise! What sort of child do they hate the most, you ask? A clean one. To us, they could smell as fresh as a daisy, but to a Witch, well... they smell like dogs' droppings. Unfortunately for the children of England, The Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child. Is there anyone who can stop her?

Did You Know?

When Roald Dahl was a child he used to spend every summer holiday with his family in Norway, it has been said that Grandmother in The Witches was partially inspired by Roald's own mother, he also dedicated the book to his wife Liccy. In 1983, the year the book was published, The Witches won three awards: The Federation of Children's Book Groups Award, The Whitbread Award and The New York Times Outstanding Books Award.

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Opening night: 7 November 2023


Suitable for audiences for ages 8+

Cast and Creative


Bertie Caplan, Frankie Keita and Vishal Soni alternating as Luke 
Cian Eagle-Service, George Menezes Cutts and William Skinner alternating as Buno
Katherine Kingsley as Grand High Witch
Daniel Rigby as Mr. Stringer
Sally Ann Triplett as Gran 
Laura Medforth as Luke's Mum
Richard David-Caine as Luke's Dad
Ekow Quartey as Mr Jenkins
Maggie Service as Mrs Jenkins
Irvine Iqbal as Chef Chevalier
Jersey Blu Georgia, Asanda Abbie Masike and Chloe Raphael alternating as Helga

The Witches 
Julie Armstong, Chrissie Bhima, Zoe Birkett, MAddison Bulleyment, Miracle Chance, Daniele Coombe, Molly-May Gardiner, Tiffany Graves, Bobbie Little, Tania Mathurin, Amira Matthews, and Alexandra Waite-Roberts.

Adrian Grove, Jacob Maynard, Ben Redfern, Nesim Adnan, Alaia Broadbent, Chenai Broadbent, Cristian Buttaci, Sekhani Dumezweni, Rudy Gibson, Florence Gore, Elara Jagger, Annabelle Jones, Jemima Loosen, Charlie Man-Evans, Iesa Miller, Jack Philpott, Sienna Sibley, Savannah Skinner-Henry, Poppy-Mei Soon, Benjamin Spalding, Dylan Trigger, Alice Valeriano, Sasha Watson-Lobo and Stella Yeoman.


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