The curtains will rise once again in 2021, and pre-production is well underway for several big name title, including a new musical adaption of Disney Classic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks in London! Casting Director Jo Hawes has put out the word that the production is currently looking to cast the roles of Carrie and Paul for the musical.
Hawes shared via Twitter, “BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS Looking for Carrie and Paul – June to December. Height limits slightly raised – Carrie 4’8 & Paul 4’6. New children only please. Please email email@example.com with name/height/age/postcode. http://johawes.com“
A synopsis of the musical reads, “Set during the Blitz, Bedknobs and Broomsticks follows three orphaned Rawlins children, evacuated from wartime London to the countryside to live with Eglantine Price. At first, the children don’t know what to make of her, but when they discover she’s a trainee witch, they join forces to defeat the enemy.”
Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison will direct, Brian Hill penning the adaption, with original music by the Sherman Brothers featuring new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram. The musical will feature scenic designs by co-director Jamie Harrison, costumes created by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Simon Wilkinson, sound design by Gareth Fry and choreographed by Neil Bettles.
The musical is currently set to make it’s debut in London, UK in August 2021. No casting announcements have been made at this time, with auditions currently underway. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
Featured Photo Credit: Bedknobs and Broomsticks artwork (Artwork courtesy of Disney Theatricals)