Critics are mesmerised by the new stage adaptation of Bedknobs and Broomsticks

The UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks has had its press night and critics are mesmerised by this magical production.

With dazzling costumes by Gabriella Slade, the show is playing this week at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend, before embarking on the remainder of its UK tour. The production team includes:

Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison; Original Music and Lyrics by The Sherman Brothers; New Songs and additional music and lyrics by Neil Bartram; Book by Brian Hill; Set and Illusion Design by Jamie Harrison; Costumes by Gabriella Slade; Sound design by Gareth Fry; Lighting design by Simon Wilkinson.

See what reviewers have been saying about the show:

The Stage *****

“a spectacular resurrection of an overlooked title, fueled by illusion and pure theatrical magic.”

WhatsOnStage ****

“It is pleasing to report that Disney’s stage adaptation is just as good if not better than its screen counterpart”

The Times ****

“A B-list Disney film, perhaps, but an A-list adaptation.”

The Telegraph ****

“the most sumptuous-looking touring show of the year”

The Arts Desk ****

“From the bravura opening scene … the show is a triumph”

“… there are always Gabriella Slade’s beautiful costumes to enjoy”