Being a Witch

“Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women.”

And this is true of the witches in David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story. Although the witches have mostly no individual lines, they form something akin to a chorus; chanting, reacting and cheering at their AGM and acting with general witchyness! Each witch can have her own character and mannerisms and costume, but they all wear gloves, and have bald heads under their wigs! We hope to get a makeup specialist in to teach us all how to do bald heads!

The Witches is a fantastic play and, as is typical of Roald Dahl, it is full of pathos and wicked humour. There are illusions, special effects and puppetry as we tell the story of a young boy and his battle to defeat the Grand High Witch after she turns him into a mouse. And in the final scene, the witches are all themselves turned into mice during their annual dinner!

We have a strong principal cast, but we need more witches! The witches can rehearse as a group and will not be needed at all rehearsals until the last few weeks. Before then, we expect those rehearsals to be on a Thursday.

This is a great opportunity to join a really fun show, which has had lots of interest from potential audiences already.

Please contact Ben Forrest ben@fhods.org.uk for more details.