Disney’s Academy Award-winning film Bedknobs and Broomsticks will make its world premiere as a stage musical from the summer of 2021, featuring classic hits from the original 1971 motion picture.
Producer Michael Harrison has announced that the world premiere of Bedknobs and Broomsticks The Magic Musical will begin performances at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14th August 2021.
The show will then embark on a UK tour, taking to venues in the likes of Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Manchester, Canterbury, Birmingham Dartford and Southampton, plus a five-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.
Tickets are now on sale and group organisers are advised to check with individual theatres about group rates and other benefits. Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.
About the show
When the three orphaned Rawlins’ children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with 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 new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the sea.
The production will include original songs by the iconic Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and 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.
For more information about the tour, including its full dates and venue details, visit www.bedknobsonstage.com.