Before there was the magic of Frozen, there was Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Originally released in 1971, the charming movie (which was a childhood favourite in my household) followed three children who are sent to live with an apprentice witch, who, with the help of a magical conman, embark on a mission (flying bed included) to find an enchanted bedknob that could help end the war. Sounds utterly bonkers, huh? Well, all the best stories are.
And now, the wholesome adventure is coming back to the Manchester stage – this time at The Lowry – after kicking off at Manchester’s Palace Theatre last October.
Starring West End actress Dianne Pilkington, who hails from Wigan, the new stage show is a magical journey for theatre fans, with tons of music from the original score, as well as extra songs by the Sherman brothers that were dropped from the movie.
Returning this month, the show will stick around between 15-19th March, with an incredible cast on hand to entertain guests.
Dianne Pilkington said last year of joining the cast: “It’s my first theatre job back. It is fun, it is full of magic and it takes you on a different journey from the adventure we’ve been on for the last year and a half. It is what the world needs right now.”
The show is currently touring its way around the UK and Ireland. Tickets are on sale now, and you can get yours here.