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Boo! Wonderfully wicked tales of witches for Halloween
22 Oct

Witches, witches and more witches...

By Roald Dahl. Adapted for the stage by David Wood.
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day
CASTING: 4M, 6F
This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.
The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. The play offers many opportunities for illusions and inventive puppetry. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.


Based on the musical by Karl Jurman. Joseph Robinette.
Full Length Play, Adventure, Comedy
CASTING: 7M, 8F
This new play version of the delightful meeting of two of literature's most famous young ladies unfolds when a young man puts off a book report till the last minute, then suddenly finds himself in a strange place somewhere between Oz and Wonderland. 
It then becomes his responsibility to unscramble the stories and steer the familiar characters -- the Cowardly Lion, the Mad Hatter, the Scarecrow and the White Rabbit, among others -- to their ultimate destinations while avoiding the Wicked Witch and the Red Queen. 
This hilarious, adventuresome romp is filled with laughter and surprises at every turn. And a couple of lessons emerge along the way as well.


Nathan Sanders
Full Length Play, Drama, Present Day
CASTING: 3M, 3F
The Bean family in Sugar Bean, Florida live under an ancient family curse. The surviving members of the town's founding family have reached the end of their rope. Just when things can't possibly get any worse, tragedy strikes as a mysterious and brutal murder takes place in the Bean family home. The crime places "Moses" and "Sisser" in grave danger as "Annabelle", the last in a long-line of so-called "Sugar Witches", attempts to end the curse placed on their heads by the dying words of her very own grandmother.
Dark family secrets are revealed and unusual passions are ignited as the family confronts madness, truth and the destructive legacy of racism as the spirits of the dead walk the dark swamp, haunting the hearts of all who reside there. The Sugar Witch is a dark, Southern Gothic play that will linger in the minds of the audience long after the curtain falls.


Adapted by Emma Reeves. Music by Luke Potter. From the Books by Jill Murphy.
Full Length Play, Adaptations (Literature), Comedy, Contemporary
CASTING: 10F
A stage adaptation of the beloved and best-selling series of children's novels, The Worst Witch.
Mildred Hubble is an ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year at Miss Cackle’s Academy, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet…
When Mildred and her friends decide to put on a play about their experiences as witches in training, mayhem inevitably ensues. Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Stern Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. Worst of all, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.


Adapted from the Brothers Grimm by Carol Ann Duffy. Dramatized by Tim Supple.
Full Length Play, Drama
CASTING: 4M, 3F
Eight stories from the Brothers Grimm, presented in different and exciting styles with an emphasis on the horror, grotesqueness and savage farce of the originals:
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Golden Goose
  • Ashputtel
  • A Riddling Tale
  • The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage
  • Iron Hans
  • The Lady and the Lion
  • The Magic Table, The Gold-Donkey and the Cudgel in the Sack

Adapted from the book by C.S. Lewis. By Glyn Robbins.
Full Length Play, TYA, Drama, 1940s / WWII
CASTING: 8M, 5F
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy embark on a magical mystery tour to the Land of Narnia through the wardrobe. There they encounter the wicked White Witch, representing the forces of evil, and the King of the Beasts, Aslan the Lion, representing all that is good and right. The White Witch is destroyed, allowing good to triumph over evil in the time-honoured way.


Kathryn Funkhouser
Short Play, Comedy, Contemporary
CASTING: 6F, 8M or F
It's no wonder Emily can't sleep. She obsesses about awkward interactions in the past, she tries to predict the disasters of the future -- and then, of course, there's three immortal witches sabotaging her drama club production of Macbeth so they can escape the mortal realm. You know, life stuff.
But when the witches send strange visions to turn Emily and her new classmates against each other, no one can predict what happens next. Before the charm's wound up, all will face their fears in this tale of loyalty, anxiety, Skittles, and doom.


Norman Robbins
Full Length Play, Pantomime, Fables/Folktales
CASTING: 3M, 4F, 6M or F
Hansel and Gretel presented in pantomime format.
Set in the village of Pumpernickel, the forest fairy and Attrocia, the witch, battle for the villagers. 
Attrocia builds the gingerbread house to entice the children, Hansel and Gretel, but events stop short before they are eaten, although the witch gets her just desserts!
Full of fun, comedy routines and laughter, this is family entertainment at its best.




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