Meet the Cast of Disney’s ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ the Magical Musical. The curtains are set to rise once again in Fall 2021, and pre-production is well underway for several big name titles, including a new musical adaption of the Disney Classic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks!
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.”
The full casting list for the musical was announced this week and we couldn’t wait to share it with you! Dianne Pilkington (Wicked, Young Frankenstein) will play Miss Eglantine Price with Charles Brunton (Matilda, Love Never Dies) as Emelius Browne. The Rawlins children will be played by Dexter Barry, Izabella Bucknell, Haydn Court, Poppy Houghton, Evie Lightman, and Aidan Oti.
The actors will be joined by fellow cast members 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 in various roles.
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. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
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