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The Witches Bewitches

Monday, 24 June 2019

Last week, the Lower School put on a production of the Roald Dahl classic tale 'The Witches', adapted for the stage by David Wood. After weeks of rehearsals, the play went off without a hitch. A joint company of CLS and CLSG, actors swept onto the stage of the Winterflood Theatre to deliver a night of terrifying, mouse-ridden fun from Roald Dahl’s imaginative world, with a production of The Witches. 

The story deals with children who are turned into mice by a spooky band of black-skirted witches menacingly chanting, slowly pushing the reality of the witches’ evil upon us in the audience. The two chefs provided much-needed light entertainment, with the chaotic attempts to cook soup and lamb (including spit gravy) filling the theatre with laughs, as did the mischievous mouse who climbed up one chef’s knickers.

These fear of mice were conveyed brilliantly by the actors, who certainly screamed very well, especially as they died. The unsung heroes, the tech team, did fantastically as they compounded the excitement with coloured and flashing lights, spotlights and more! They added to the entertainment innumerably.

All in all, this was a spell-binding night of entertainment and everyone involved should be applauded very loudly.

They delivered a night of terrifying, mouse-ridden fun from Roald Dahl’s imaginative world.
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