// proves magic is real and wickedly fun.
The Witches / re-imagines Roald Dahl’s twisted yet endearing story as a family-friendly one-man performance. Acclaimed performer Guy Edmonds (ABC’s A Moody Christmas) single-handedly conjures up a coven of plotting and scheming and churning and burning witches, a gaggle of squeaky children and everything in between for an experience as ghastly as it is gleeful.
Thrilling, chilling and a whole lot of fun – bring the kids and join an orphaned boy as he outsmarts a world of child-hating, child-smelling witches and / proves magic is real and wickedly fun.
Edmonds appears to relish finding the voices and physicality of the boy narrator, his grandmother, the naughty kid Bruno, and a ‘Hitleresque’ Grand High Witch.
Witches, with silly black hats and cloaks riding on broomsticks? No. They’re for fairy tales. I’m talking of real witches.
By / Roald Dahl
Based on the stage play by / David Wood
Direction / Lucas Jervies
Set & Costume Design / Hugh O’Connor
Lighting Design / Christopher Page
Sound Designer & Engineer / Nate Edmondson
Dramaturgy / Chris Summers
Cast / Guy Edmonds
Proudly supported by
A Griffin Theatre Company production.
Proudly supported by Betty Amsden OAM.
The Witches was originally produced at NIDA in 2012 and co-designed by Becky-Dee Trevenen and Hugh O’Connor.
Key image photography / Andrew Curtis
Production images / Brett Boardman and NIDA