The Witches now open until 31 December!

The Witches is now playing at Dundee Rep until 31 December!

There is always magic at Dundee Rep over the festive season and this year will be no exception. Following the success of James and the Giant Peach, Dundee Rep Ensemble presents another fantastic story from the world’s number 1 storyteller, Roald Dahl.

Adapted for the stage by David Wood and directed by Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director Jemima Levick, The Witches is not a fairy tale as we know it. When it’s hard to tell a witch from a non witch because real witches don’t go around on broomsticks, and they turn children into mice, a young hero is needed to save the day.

Bringing this spellbinding story of the pages and onto the stage is a ten strong ensemble working closely with a dynamic creative team: Designer Jean Chan, lighting designer Mike Robertson, composer Jon Beales, musical director Gavin Swift and movement director EJ Boyle will work their magic giving Dundee audiences another legendary Christmas production.

The Witches are detestable creatures. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, but they despise, detest and loathe children. Luckily one brave young boy, played by visiting actor Matthew Forbes and his Norwegian grandmother played by Rep Ensemble member Irene Macdougall discover the real truth about real witches. At an annual meeting of witches lead by the Grand High Witch, played by Rep Ensemble’s Emily Winter our young hero finds the courage to face the witches, restoring order and saves children everywhere.

Dundee Rep Ensemble will be joined by ten members of Dundee Rep’s Creative Learning Young Company. The Young Company will perform alongside Rep Ensemble as a coven of child hating Witches who set out to turn all children into mice.