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Tip Top Productions to stage Roald Dahl classic The Witches in Chester

Classic Roald Dahl tale The Witches is to be brought to life on stage in Chester this half term, courtesy of Tip Top Productions.

They will be performing this magical tale at Chester’s Forum Studio Theatre from 21-24 February.

The play, which is suitable for ages seven plus, was adapted for the stage by David Wood and will be directed for Tip Top by Phil Cross, the creator of the popular Wizard School which took place at St Mary’s Centre recently for the second year running.

Technical challenges

Phil said: “Roald Dahl’s stories are perfect for the stage and The Witches has been a delight to work on. Kids and grown ups will be mesmerised by our gaggle of evil witches as they plot against the children of England.

“I must admit that I was terrified of the film as a child and wanted to face my fears by putting it on stage at the Forum Studio Theatre.

“There have been lots of technical challenges to contend with in this production, including making all of our witches bald and turning fully grown boys into tiny mice. It’s such great fun to perform and that energy shines through making it a very entertaining couple of hours for the whole family.”

Full details about The Witches and all upcoming shows and events at The Forum Studio Theatre can be found at www.chestertheatre.co.uk where tickets can be booked online. Alternatively, contact the Box Office on 01244 341296.

Photos courtesy of Tip Top Productions.

Main photo: Cast members during a break in rehearsals for of The Witches (L-R) Eleanor Moulson, Robert Lyon, Lynda Cross, Ben Rackham, Chris Griffiths, Jake Cross, Fiona MacSween, Finn Hibbert, Kat Tanczos, Steve Cross, Zach Waddington, Caireen Candlin, Dawn Adams and Paula Condliffe-Hughes.

Above: Ben Rackham who plays Boy in The Witches at The Forum Studio Theatre in Chester

About Angela Ferguson (110 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine wearechester.co.uk. I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a presenter at Flipside Radio.

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