The Witches (Wood/Dahl)

The Witches (Wood/Dahl)

Based on the book The Witches by Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood

The Witches (Wood/Dahl)

The Witches (Wood/Dahl)

Based on the book The Witches by Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood

Overview

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.

The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. The play offers many opportunities for illusions and inventive puppetry. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.

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Details

  • Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

David Wood

David Wood has been called “the national children’s dramatist” (London Times). His plays are performed worldwide, and include The Gingerbread Man, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human, Aladdin, Hijack Over Hygenia, Jack the Lad, Larry the Lamb in Toytown, Old ...

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Roald Dahl

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