The Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK Tour based on the Disney classic movie of the same name will have its World Premiere at Theatre Royal Newcastle in August 2021.
Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new musical. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, the Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK Tour will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
WHAT IS BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS ABOUT?
When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.
The Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical UK Tour flies into a venue near you so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS UK TOUR CAST
Dianne Pilkington will star as Miss Eglantine Price, the mysterious lady that the three orphaned Rawlins children are evacuated from wartime London to live with. Dianne’s West End credits include Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Miaand Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
Charles Brunton will play Emelius Browne. Charles starred in the iconic role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda both in the West End and on Broadway. Other credits include Love Never Dies, Chess and Scrooge.
The rest of the company includes Mark Anderson, Jessica Aubrey, Georgie Buckland, Kayla Carter, Jonathan Cobb, Jacqui Dubois, Matthew Elliot-Campbell, Sam Lupton, Rob Madge, Vinnie Monachello, Nathaniel Morrison, Conor O’Hara, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Robin Simoes Da Silva, Emma Thornett and Susannah Van Den Berg.
The Rawlins children will be played by Dexter Barry, Izabella Bucknell, Haydn Court, Poppy Houghton, Evie Lightman and Aidan Oti.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS CREATIVE TEAM
Bedknobs and Broomsticks the musical features original music and lyrics by The Sherman Brothers, new music and additional lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill, direction by Candice Williams, direction set and illusion design by Jamie Harrison, musical supervision by Tom Murray, choreography and movement direction by Neil Bettles, sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting design by Simon Wilkinson, production manager Gary Beestone, casting direction by Jill Green CDG, and children’s casting by Jo Hawes. The Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical tour is produced by Michael Harrison and Disney Theatrical Productions.
WATCH THE BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS UK TOUR TRAILER
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS UK TOUR 2021 – 2022
Updated 4 June 2021
NEWCASTLE – Theatre Royal
World Premiere – 14 -21 August 2021
CANTERBURY – The Marlowe Theatre
25 -29 August 2021
SOUTHEND – Cliffs Pavilion
1 – 5 September 2021
DUBLIN – Gaiety Theatre
8 – 12 September 2021
MILTON KEYNES – Milton Keynes Theatre
14 – 19 September 2021
WOKING – New Victoria Theatre
21 – 25 September 2021
NORWICH – Theatre Royal
28 September – 3 October 2021
NOTTINGHAM – Theatre Royal
6 – 10 October 2021
EASTBOURNE – Congress Theatre
13 – 17 October 2021
MANCHESTER – Palace Theatre
19 – 24 October 2021
SHEFFIELD – Lyceum Theatre
26 – 30 October 2021
GLASGOW – King’s Theatre
2 – 7 November 2021
BIRMINGHAM – The Alexandra
10 – 14 November 2021
ABERDEEN – His Majesty’s Theatre
17 – 21 November 2021
DARTFORD – Orchard Theatre
24 – 28 November 2021
LEEDS – Grand Theatre
8 December 2021 – 9 January 2022
SOUTHAMPTON – Mayflower Theatre Southampton
11 – 16 January 2022
25 – 30 January 2022
CARDIFF – Wales Millennium Centre
1 – 5 February 2022
9 – 19 February 2022
22 – 27 February 2022
NORTHAMPTON – Royal and Derngate
2 – 6 March 2022
PLYMOUTH – Theatre Royal
8 – 12 March 2022
WOLVERHAMPTON – Grand Theatre
5 – 9 April 2022
HULL – New Theatre
12 – 16 April 2022
BELFAST – Grand Opera House
27 April – 1 May 2022
Do you remember the music from the film?
Tickets for the Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK Tour 2022 are supplied through ATG and the theatres direct.