Witches, The

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Ruby Wax stars in Roald Dahl's tale of dastardly dames. Read More >

RubyThe Witches follows the adventures of a seven-year-old boy and his mystically-endowed gran who battle with real-life witches, led by the gloriously vile Grand High Witch. Plotting to get rid of all the children in England, she has a hideous plan to take over all the sweet shops, poison the children with chocolate and transform them into mice. All of which seems more than a little unfair.

Ruby Wax stars as the luxuriantly repulsive Grand High Witch in David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s award-winning tale. The illusions and special effects for the show have been created by Paul Kieve – the man behind much of Harry Potter’s cinematic wizardry.

This production is suitable for everyone over seven years of age.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/03/2005

Opening Night: 09/03/2005

Closing Night: 03/04/2005

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Cast & Creative


Ruby Wax, Dilys Laye, Giles Cooper, Isabel Ford, Chris Hawley, James Hirst, Peter Holdway, Katerina Jugati, Camilla Mathias, Keith Saha , Catherine Skinner


Director - Jonathan Church

Producer - David Wood Company and Ambassador Theatre Group in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company

Designer - Simon Higlett

Choreographer - Jenny Arnold

Lighting Designer - Mark Jonathan

Set Designer - (Illusions Director): Paul Kieve

Sound - Paul Groothuis, Illusions Director: Paul Kieve

Author - David Wood adapation from the novel by Roald Dahl

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