Bedknobs and Broomsticks is hitting the road for a UK tour in 2021 – here’s all you need to know.
Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs & Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new musical.
With songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and a new book, music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill; Bedknobs & Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Jamie Harrison (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Candice Edmunds.
A teaser for the show reads: “When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from 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 2021 tour dates and venues
Dates for the Bedknobs and Broomsticks UK tour start in August 2021 at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, currently running until May 2022 in Belfast.
14th August, 2021 - 21st August, 2021
25th August, 2021 - 29th August, 2021
1st September, 2021 - 5th September, 2021
8th September, 2021 - 12th September, 2021
14th September, 2021 - 19th September, 2021
21st September, 2021 - 25th September, 2021
28th September, 2021 - 3rd October, 2021
6th October, 2021 - 10th October, 2021
13th October, 2021 - 17th October, 2021
19th October, 2021 - 24th October, 2021
26th October, 2021 - 30th October, 2021
2nd November, 2021 - 7th November, 2021
10th November, 2021 - 14th November, 2021
17th November, 2021 - 21st November, 2021
24th November, 2021 - 28th November, 2021
8th December, 2021 - 9th January, 2022
11th January, 2022 - 16th January, 2022
19th January, 2022 - 23rd January, 2022
25 January 2022 - 30 January 2022
01 February 2022 - 05 February 2022
09 February 2022 - 19 February 2022
22 February 2022 - 27 February 2022
02 March 2022 - 06 March 2022
08 March 2022 - 12 March 2022
05 April 2022 - 09 April 2022
27 April 2022 - 01 May 2022
Meet the cast!
The Bedknobs and Broomsticks musical tour cast will see Dianne Pilkington as Miss Eglantine Price with Jacqui DuBois as Mrs Hobday, Charles Brunton as Professor Browne and Conor O’Hara as Charlie.
They’ll be joined by Mark Anderson, Jessica Aubrey, Georgie Buckland, Kayla Carter, Jonathan Cobb, Matthew Elliot-Campbell, Sam Lupton, Rob Madge, Vinnie Monachello, Nathaniel Morrison, 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.
So what are you waiting for? Head out to see Bedknobs and Broomsticks on its UK tour in 2021 now!