THE WITCHES – Sheringham Little Theatre Youth Drama Group
20 October 2018

The Witches brings to life Roald Dahl’s classic adventure story which is still listed as one of the scariest children’s stories 30 years after it was written.

The pre-Halloween show is presented by the Little Theatre’s Monday night youth drama group between October 25 and 27.

The story follows the antics of two children – a brave orphan just known as The Boy and greedy Bruno Jenkins – trying to evade the clutches of wicked witches who want to turn all youngsters into mice using a potion called Formula 86.

Dahl’s book was released in 1983 and it was made into a dark fantasy comedy horror film starring Anjelica Huston, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn and featuring puppets by Muppets maestro Jim Henson in his final film before his death.

Director Steve Banks said: “The play is very powerful and has a dark twist. It really stretches the skills of our young cast who have few props and costumes, so they have to use their acting skills to get across the scary story.  

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