Bedknobs and Broomsticks to make world premiere as new stage musical


Today Michael Harrison announces that Disney’s Academy Award-winning movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks will make its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. Performances begin at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021, before a UK Tour which includes a 5-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Tickets are on General Sale today, Friday 11 December. Please see

Enter a world of magic and fantasy with Disney’s classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks. With the original songs by the legendary Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny and new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.

When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.

This magical musical starts its UK Tour next year….it’s time to start believing!

Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is produced by Michael Harrison by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Creative Team

Original Music and Lyrics Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman

New Music and Additional Lyrics Neil Bartram

Book Brian Hill

Directors Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison

Set & Illusion Design Jamie Harrison

Costume Design Gabriella Slade

Orchestrator Simon Hale

Musical Supervisor Tom Murray

Choreographer/Movement Director Neil Bettles

Sound Design Gareth Fry

Lighting Design Simon Wilkinson

Production Manager Gary Beestone

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @bedknobsonstage

See next page for 2021 – 2022 Tour Dates. Please note further dates to be announced in due course.

Sat 14 – Sat 21 August

Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Box Office: 08448 11 21 21

Wed 25 – Sun 29 August

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Box Office: 01227 787787

Wed 1 – Sun 5 September

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Box Office: 01702 351135

Wed 8 – Sun 12 September

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Box Office: 0818 719 388

Tues 14 – Sun 19 September

Milton Keynes Theatre

Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Tues 21 – Sat 25 September

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Tues 28 September – Sunday 3 October

Norwich Theatre Royal

Box Office: 01603 630 000

Wed 6 – Sun 10 October

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Box Office: 0115 989 5555

Wed 13 – Sun 17 October

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Box Office: 01323 412 000

Tues 19 – Sun 24 October

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Tues 26 – Sat 30 October

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Tues 2 – Sun 7 November

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Wed 10 – Sun 14 November

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Box office: 0844 871 3011

Wed 17 – Sun 21 November

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Box Office: 01224 641122

Wed 24 – Sun 28 November

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Box Office: 01322 220000

Wed 8 December 2021 – Sun 9 January 2022

Grand Theatre, Leeds

Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Tues 11 – Sun 16 January

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Box Office: 023 8071 1811

Wed 19 – Sun 23 January

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

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