WONDERFULLY WICKED - RUDOLF AND THE WITCHES FLY IN FOR CHRISTMAS AT WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE
Directed by Eva Sampson, Rudolf the reindeer, famous for his shiny red nose, will ignite the imaginations of younger children in this delightful story of the true meaning of Christmas, opening Friday 25 November. Meanwhile, opening Friday 2 December Roald Dahl’s scariest tale for older children directed by Nikolai Foster is filled with mind-boggling illusions and stupendously scary surprises, guaranteed to leave your flabbers gasted.
Rudolf, Barber Studio
Fri 25 Nov - Sat 31 Dec, Press Day Tue 29 Nov, 1pm
The Witches, Courtyard Theatre
Fri 2 Dec - Sat 21 Jan, Press Night Wed 7 Dec, 7pm
“All Rudolf has ever wanted to do is to pull Santa’s sleigh. But only the best reindeer get to do that. And the best reindeer don’t have red noses.”
Nosebag - check. Hoof polish - check. Antler brush - check. Its Rudolf’s first day at Reindeer School and he’s feeling nervous.
Rudolf has a furry little face, tiny little hooves and lovely little antlers just like the other reindeers. The one problem is his big red nose. Worrying he doesn’t fit in, Rudolf feels like he’ll never get the chance to pull Santa’s sleigh. But, with the help of the kind Ugly Duckling, will he make friends and fulfil his destiny?
Watch Santa’s most famous reindeer discover the importance of kindness on a magical journey of discovery and friendship. Following the success of last year’s THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, RUDOLF is the perfect end of term Christmas treat and an enchanting first adventure into theatre for children aged 2+.
West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new adaption of RUDOLF stars Mitesh Soni and Peter Hobday.
“A real witch could smell you across the street… to a witch, you would smell like fresh dog droppings!”
Witches absolutely detest children. They find them revolting and are planning to wipe them out like weasels! They want to squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. But one brave young boy and his grandmother have a plan to get rid of the witches for good… if only they can avoid being turned into mice.
“Outstanding children’s theatre….performed by an extraordinary cast of actor musicians.”
The Stage (5*s)
“Not a word is wasted in this funny, highly entertaining show.”
THE WITCHES will have you squealing with fear and delight in the Courtyard Theatre this Christmas in an adaptation presented by Curve, Leicester and Rose Theatre Kingston. With Sarah Ingram as the Grand High Witch and Fox Jackson Keen as Boy, the hugely talented cast of actor-musicians begin their national tour following opening in Hong Kong and a highly successful run at Curve. Marking Roald Dahl's centenary, The Witches is full of fabulously frightening Dahlicious moments and is recommended for children aged 7+ and their brave grown-ups.
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online wyp.org.uk