Bedknobs & Broomsticks World Premier

THE WORLD PREMIERE
OF DISNEY’S CLASSIC MOVIE
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
IS BOBBING ALONG TO MILTON KEYNES
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, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), including Portobello Road, The Age Of Not Believing, The Beautiful Briny, Bedknobs and Broomsticks will be brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.
Dianne Pilkington will lead the cast as Miss Eglantine Price, the mysterious lady that the three orphaned Rawlins children are evacuated from wartime London to live with. Dianne’s West End credits include Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
Charles Brunton will play Emelius Browne. Charles starred in the iconic role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda both in the West End and on Broadway. Other credits include Love Never Dies, Chess and Scrooge.
Dianne Pilkington says of the brand-new production “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.”
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 this weekend….it’s time to start believing!

BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS Is at Milton Keynes Theatre from Wed 15 – Sun 19 Sep 2021 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Box Office: 0844 871 7615 Online: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes
Review:
I went along to a performance on Thursday 16th., the packed audience loved it!
Young fans of this story will find this production really magical – even though Emelius Browne is a pretty poor conjuror! This is a fun show of pure fantasy with puppetry, lively music and plenty of comedy. Just as I found the show dipping a little, on bounded Charles Brunson and perked the whole thing up again. It takes a while to get used to clouds with legs and I thought the battle scene near the end unconvincing – but then I admit to being past the first flush of youth! I must say that Rob Madge is the finest singing fish in the business!
Ernie Almond.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS Is at Milton Keynes Theatre from Wed 15 – Sun 19 Sep 2021 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Box Office: 0844 871 7615 Online: ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes