Due to popular demand, it has been confirmed that more dates have been added to the current schedule.
Michael Harrison has announced that the upcoming world premiere UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be extending its run, with new dates and venues now announced for the production.
Set to premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14th August 2021, the musical will then travel to Marlowe Canterbury, Cliffs Pavilion Southend, Gaiety Theatre Dublin, Milton Keynes Theatre, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Theatre Royal Norwich, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Congress Theatre Eastbourne, Palace Theatre Manchester, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Mayflower Theatre Southampton and Festival Theatre Edinburgh. It will also have a five week run at the Leeds Grand next Christmas.
The newly announced dates for 2022 will see the production travelling to Bristol Hippodrome, Millenium Centre Cardiff, Curve Leicester, Liverpool Empire, Northampton Derngate, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Grand Theatre Wolverhampton, Hull New Theatre and Belfast Opera House. Tickets for the new dates will be going on sale soon.
Based on the 1971 film starring Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson, the musical follows the adventures Eglantine Price a trainee witch who takes in the three Rawlins children, who have been evacuated from London.
Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison, the musical will feature music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers as well as new tunes and additional lyrics by Neil Bartram and a book by Brian Hill.
The creative team for the production is set to include: set and illusion design by Jamie Harrison, costume design by Gabriella Slade, orchestrations by Simon Hale, musical supervision by Tom Murray, choreography and movement directionby Neil Bettles, sound design by Gareth Fry, lighting by Simon Wilkinson, production management by Gary Beestone, and casting by Jill Green and Jo Hawes.
Talking about the news, Michael Harrison said: “As theatres across the UK & Ireland prepare to reopen, I’m thrilled that so many want to host our exciting new production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks; so we are extending this world premiere tour. Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be one of the biggest shows on the road this year with a cast and crew of over 70 people to bring this classic story to magical life on stage.”