Complete casting has been announced for the West End transfer of The Worst Witch, which will arrive at the Vaudeville Theatre July 24. Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves from Jill Murphy’s original books, the limited engagement will continue through September 8.
Reprising their roles from the acclaimed tour, the all-female cast includes Rosie Abraham (Peter Pan Goes Wrong) as Ethel, Danielle Bird (Alice’s Adventures Underground) as Mildred, Molly-Grace Cutler (We’ll Live and Die in These Towns) as Miss Bat, Meg Forgan (We’ll Live and Die in These Towns) as Fenella, Rachel Heaton (The Odd Couple) as Miss Hardbroom, Rebecca Killick (Pink Mist) as Maud, Emma Lau (Table) as Drusilla, Megan Leigh Mason (Sunny Afternoon) as Miss Drill, Polly Lister (Table) as Agatha/Miss Cackle, and Consuela Rolle (Remember, Remember) as Enid. Lauryn Redding (Educating Rita) joins the cast in the role of Griselda.
The Worst Witch is the story of an ordinary girl who finds herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Accident-prone Mildred Hubble and her fellow pupils leave a trail of mayhem behind them as they find themselves at the center of a battle that’s being fought for their future.
The Worst Witch is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and designed by Simon Daw, with lighting by Aideen Malone, sound by Leigh Davies, original music by Luke Potter, aerial direction by Vicki Amedume, choreography by Beverley Norris-Edmunds, and illusions by John Bulleid.
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre, and Nica Burns present a Royal & Derngate, Northampton Production.