Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Dianne Pilkington to lead the company as Miss Eglantine Price, the role immortalised on film by Angela Lansbury
Charles Brtunton to play Emelius Browne
New musical directed by award-winning theatre-makers
Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks is coming the Bristol Hippodrome as part of its exciting new stage musical tour.
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.
Tickets are on sale now.
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.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks creative team consists of:
Original music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman
New music and additional lyrics by Neil Bartram
Book by Brian Hill
Directors Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison
Associate director Omar Okai
Set and illusion design Jamie Harrison
Costume design Gabriella Slade
Wigs design Sam Cox
Orchestrator Simon Hale
Musical supervisor Tom Murray
Choreographer/movement director Neil Bettles
Sound design Gareth Fry
Lighting design Simon Wilkinson
Production manager Gary Beestone
Tuesday to Wednesday to Saturday, January 26-29, 2022
St Augustine's Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ
Box office tel: 03330 096 690
Box office online: www.bedknobsonstage.com
Tickets from £13 plus £3.65 transaction fee