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The UK touring cast of The Worst Witch (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The UK touring cast of The Worst Witch (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

The Worst Witch revealed as cast announced for stage show

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 31 May 2019, Last Updated 31 May 2019

Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches has its first West End class: full casting has been announced for The Worst Witch‘s West End transfer, as the beloved books and TV show take to the stage.

Danielle Bird, who starred in Alice’s Adventures Underground, will play Mildred Hubble – the “Worst Witch” in question at the Academy. She’s reprising her role from the show’s hugely successful nationwide tour as part of an all-female cast.

Also revisiting their parts from the hit show are Rosie Abraham as Ethel; Molly-Grace Cutler as Miss Bat; Meg Forgan as Fenella; Rachel Heaton as Miss Hardbroom; Rebecca Killick as Maud; Emma Lau as Drusilla; Megan Leigh Mason as Miss Drill; Polly Lister as Agatha/Miss Cackle; and Consuela Rolle as Enid.

Lauryn Redding joins the company as Griselda to complete the cast.

The Worst Witch brings Jill Murphy’s beloved characters to the stage with original songs, music, magic – and a sprinkling of the clumsy Mildred’s unique brand of pandemonium!

The show follows the pupils of Miss Cackle’s Academy, as ordinary girls find themselves in an extraordinary place – and an extraordinary situation, at the centre of a battle that’s being fought for their future.

The show is directed by Theresa Heskins, who won the 2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, and is adapted by Emma Reeves.

West End performances of The Worst Witch begin at the Vaudeville Theatre on 24 July, playing until 8 September.

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