The Witches" are holding auditions for Witches, open to all, with or without stage experience on Fri 14 Jan 2005


The Witches" are holding auditions for Witches, open to all, with or without stage experience on Fri 14 Jan 2005

The producers of Roald Dahl's The Witches, adapted by David Wood, which open at the Wyndham's Theatre 9 Mar 2005, following previews from 3 Mar, for a limited season to 2 April 2005 starring Ruby Wax as 'The Grand High Witch', are are looking for 12 London women from the age of 20 years old and upwards to play witches.

All that is needed is a sense of fun, a dislike of children and the ability to flare their nostrils - they need to sniff out the stink waves children give off: to these witches children smell like fresh dogs droppings!

Auditions are open to all, with or without stage experience, who would available for rehearsals on: 27th Feb 2 p.m. to 8 p.m./28th Feb 7p.m. to 9p.m./ 1st March 7p.m. to 9p.m.

All they need to do is turn up at 12noon on Friday 14th Jan at Duke of Yorks Theatre, St Martins Lane

Featuring illusions by Paul Kieve, who created magic effects for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and who is personal magic tutor to Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, this stage production of The Witches is directed by Jonathan Church, designed by Simon Higlett, lighting by Mark Jonathan, choreography by Jenny Arnold.

The rest of the cast features Dilys Laye (Grandmother), Giles Cooper, Isabel Ford, Chris Hawley, James Hirst, Peter Holdway, Katerina Jugati, Camilla Mathias, Keith Saha , Catherine Skinner.

The Witches follows the adventures of a seven-year-old boy and his somewhat-magical grandmother who battle with real-life witches, led by the most powerful villainess of them all - the Grand High Witch. Plotting to get rid of all the children in England, she has a hideous plan to take over all the sweet shops, poison the children with chocolate and transform them into mice!

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