Friday, December 2

Tag: Sam Lupton

Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Leicester Curve
East Midlands

Bedknobs & Broomsticks – Leicester Curve

The magical world of Disney has a strong track-record on the world’s stages, having turned many of their animated classics into fully realised theatrical productions.  Making its Broadway debut with ‘Beauty & The Beast’, breaking all Box-Office and Awards records with ‘The Lion King’, through to ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Aladdin’ and most recently ‘Frozen’, they have shown that their timeless stories and songs translate beautifully to the stage, bringing beloved characters to life and enthralling audiences with stunning sets, innovative puppetry and lavish costumes. The latest title to be brought to our theatres is ‘Bedknobs & Broomsticks’.  Originally released in 1971, the classic film starred Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson, and featured memorable songs by the Sherman Brother...
Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Sheffield Lyceum
Yorkshire & Humber

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Sheffield Lyceum

First, we had the spectacles that are The Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Mary Poppins and now there is a new contender to the crown with more magical illusions than you can shake a magic wand at! From the very opening sequence we are inundated with illusion and magic from Illusion Designer Jamie Harrison and it doesn’t let up for one moment. The children in the audience gasp and the technically minded amongst us try to work out how it was done. From flying broomsticks to beds, magical moving clothing to magical magician’s tricks. Then there is Kenneth MacLeod’s puppets of mighty lions to neon fish and rabbits to ostriches, this production is nonstop wonderment with a sense of humour and more than a dash of panache! The 1971 Disney film classic staring Angel...