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The Witches by Roald Dahl, Adapted by David Webb


Roald Dahl’s spell-binding story: The Witches is brought to life in this adaptation by David Wood, performed by talented members of Next Stage Youth Theatre Company.

Orphaned and staying in Bournemouth’s Hotel Magnificent with his convalescing Grandmother, Boy finds himself surrounded by real, terrifying witches, who are gathering at the hotel for their Annual General Meeting. Trapped in the ballroom, Boy overhears the Grand High Witch’s evil plan: “Every single child in England will be rubbed out, squashed, squirted, squittered, and frittered before I come here again”. Terrified, Boy tries to escape. However, he is sniffed out by a witch, captured and his life changes forever.

This rollicking play merges humour, slap-stick, suspense and pathos in equal measure. Fun and challenging for the actors and delightful entertainment for all, this production will prove to be the perfect pre-Christmas treat.

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