Information

  • Event Type / Family theatre
  • When / 19 Jun - 5 Jul
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Ages / 6 - 106

The Witches

// proves magic is real and wickedly fun.

Information

  • Event Type / Family theatre
  • When / 19 Jun - 5 Jul
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Ages / 6 - 106

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.

— The Sydney Morning Herald

Witches, with silly black hats and cloaks riding on broomsticks? No. They’re for fairy tales. I’m talking of real witches.

— Roald Dahl, in The 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

Production partners and supporters

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