Why Watch The Worst Witch
Identifiable characters, a magical milieu, and a slew of well-presented scenes and musical pieces – The Worst Witch has never failed to hold its audience and make them laugh as they go on a journey with the young and clumsy Mildred Hubble. The original book that was written by Jill Murphy has sold over 5 million copies, making it a significantly successful title amongst countless other fantasy series. First published in 1974, the original eight books have stood the test of time, and have even been adapted for television series on multiple occasions in the last three decades, the most recent of which is the 2017 Netflix series starring Bella Ramsey. This adaptation for the stage includes several original songs that have come to define the series. It is directed by Theresa Heskins, who is well-known for her successful work in The Snow Queen a couple of years ago.
Mildred Hubble arrives at a magical training institute as the only ordinary girl. Although she is seen as an oddball amongst all the other witches, Mildred tries her best to fit in. The musical delightfully explores this strange new world from the young witch’s perspective. There are various excerpts from the original novels that are coalesced into approximately two hours of enchanting story moments. All of the beloved original characters including the envious Ethel Hallow, the relentless Miss Hardbroom, and the cunning Agatha, are brought back to life in this wonderfully rich family show.
Family Activities | Fans of Fantasy
Mildred Hubble’s misadventures are told with wit and ingenuity in a touring production based on Jill Murphy’s books.
– The Guardian
Know Before You Go
The show is suitable for patrons over the age of 7.
The Vaudeville Theatre has a seating capacity of 690.
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification. It is recommended that you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.