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Cast announced for Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks

DIANNE PILKINGTON to lead the company as Miss Eglantine Price, the role immortalised on film by Angela Lansbury. CHARLES BRUNTON to play Emelius Browne. New musical directed by award-winning theatre-makers CANDICE EDMUNDS and JAMIE HARRISON. World Premiere at Newcastle Theatre Royal in August 2021, ahead of UK Tour.

Bedknobs and BroomsticksMichael Harrison is thrilled to announce the cast for Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which will make its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical this Summer on a major UK & Ireland Tour.

Performances begin at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021, with the UK Tour recently extended through to May 2022. The tour includes a 5-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.

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 Mia and 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.

Enter a world of magic and fantasy with Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. 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, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.

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.

This magical musical starts its UK Tour this year….it’s time to start believing!

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is produced by Michael Harrison by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK Tour Details

Further dates to be announced in due course.

Sat 14 – Sat 21 August
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Wed 25 – Sun 29 August
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Box Office: 01227 787787
www.marlowetheatre.com

Wed 1 – Sun 5 September
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Box Office: 01702 351135
www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

Wed 8 – Sun 12 September
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Box Office: 0818 719 388
www.gaietytheatre.ie

Tues 14 – Sun 19 September
Milton Keynes Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Tues 21 – Sat 25 September
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Tues 28 September – Sunday 3 October
Norwich Theatre Royal
Box Office: 01603 630 000
www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Wed 6 – Sun 10 October
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk

Wed 13 – Sun 17 October
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Box Office: 01323 412 000
www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Tues 19 – Sun 24 October
Palace Theatre, Manchester
Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Tues 26 – Sat 30 October
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Box Office: 0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Tues 2 – Sun 7 November
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Wed 10 – Sun 14 November
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Box office: 0844 871 3011

Wed 17 – Sun 21 November
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
Box Office: 01224 641122
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com

Wed 24 – Sun 28 November
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Box Office: 01322 220000
www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

Wed 8 December 2021 – Sun 9 January 2022
Grand Theatre, Leeds
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

Tues 11 – Sun 16 January
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
www.mayflower.org.uk

Wed 19 – Sun 23 January
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
www.capitaltheatres.com

Wed 26 – Sun 30 January
Bristol Hippodrome
Box Office: 03330 096 690
Book Tickets for Bristol Hippodrome

Tues 1 – Sat 6 February
Wales Millennium Centre
Box Office: 029 2063 6464
www.wmc.org.uk

Wed 9 – Sat 19 February
Curve, Leicester
Box Office: 0116 242 3595
www.curveonline.co.uk

Tues 22 – Sun 27 February
Liverpool Empire
Box Office: 03330 096 690
Book Tickets for Liverpool Empire

Tues 1 – Sun 6 March
Northampton Derngate
Box Office: 01604 624811
www.royalandderngate.co.uk

Tues 8 – Sat 12 March
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Box Office: 01752 267222
www.theatreroyal.com

Tues 5 – Sat 9 April
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Box Office: 01902 429212
www.grandtheatre.co.uk

Tues 12 – Sat 16 April
Hull New Theatre
Box Office: 01482 300 306
www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Weds 27 April – Sun 1 May
Belfast Opera House
Box Office: 028 9024 1919
www.goh.co.uk

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