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The Witches

A 1990s classic and the final film that puppeteer Jim Henson personally worked on, The Witches marked the welcome return of seminal British director Nicolas Roeg to mainstream filmmaking, with this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s novel.

The Witches tells the story of Luke – a young boy who, following the death of his parents in a car crash, is taken in by his grandmother. Whilst holidaying in Cornwall, Luke stumbles across a sinister convention in his hotel where witches have gathered to prepare for the Grand High Witch’s plot to turn all the children of England into mice. Can Luke and his grandmother foil the evil witches plans?

This delightfully subversive family fantasy-comedy will include an interactive performance from experimental theatre group Eggs Collective on Sun 1 July – so beware of who you’re sitting next to!

Programmed by Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company in partnership with Manchester Children’s Book Festival