Room on the Broom

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Room on the Broom

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 08 April - 09 April 2019
Category Live Event

CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of
Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

“Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry…Undeniably charming.” – Time Out

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in this magical, musical adaptation.

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

After a sell-out 2017 tour, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child return with songs, laughs and fun for the young and young at heart.

Suitable for: Ages 3+ and their families

FYI this production contains smoke haze.

Dates & Times:

Schools Performances
Monday 8 April at 12pm
Tuesday 9 April at 10am & 12pm

General Public Performances
Monday 8 April at 5:30pm

The dramatization of Room on the Broom is based on the picture book Room on the Broom. Text copyright © Julia Donaldson, 2002. Illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler, 2002. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Original Director
Olivia Jacobs

Creative Producer
Toby Mitchell

Associate Director
Sam Conway

Morgan Large

Lighting Designer
James Whiteside

Yvonne Stone

Music and Lyrics
Jon Fiber
Andy Shaw
Robin Price

Music Production
Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions



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Ticket Prices

All Tickets $29
Groups 6+ $25
Student/Teacher $22

Transaction fees apply

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