The Witches

The WitchesBased on the stage play by David Wood, The Witches re-imagines Roald Dahl’s twisted yet endearing story as a family-friendly one-man performance at the Malthouse Theatre for a limited season.

Acclaimed performer Guy Edmonds (ABC’s A Moody Christmas) single-handedly conjures up a coven of plotting and scheming and churning and burning witches, a gaggle of squeaky children and everything in between for an experience as ghastly as it is gleeful.

Thrilling, chilling and a whole lot of fun – bring the kids and join an orphaned boy as he outsmarts a world of child-hating, child-smelling witches and proves magic is real and wickedly fun.

“Edmonds appears to relish finding the voices and physicality of the boy narrator, his grandmother, the naughty kid Bruno, and a ‘Hitleresque’ Grand High Witch.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

The Witches was originally produced at NIDA in 2012 and co-designed by Becky-Dee Trevenen and Hugh O’Connor and is a co-production with Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company.

Director: Lucas Jervies  Featuring: Guy Edmonds  Set & Costume Design: Hugh O’Connor  Lighting Design: Sian James Holland  Dramaturgy: Chris Summers

The Witches
Beckett Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season continues to 5 July 2014
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at:

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Image: Guy Edmonds in The Witches