The Lowry is showing Disney’s classic ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ as an exciting stage musical this week for its 50th anniversary.

When orphaned children are evacuated from London during the war to live with amateur witch Eglantine Price, they embark on an adventure like no other.

Dianne Pilkington (Miss Eglantine Price) and Child Cast Members. Credit and permission: The Lowry Flickr

The world stage premiere is receiving stellar reviews from audiences and critics alike, with this production proving as magical as its screen counterpart.

Originally, the film was released in 1971, starring Dame Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson as Miss Eglantine Price and Mr Emelius Browne.

These Characters are being recreated at the Lowry by Dianne Pilkington and Charles Brunton in the pair’s respective roles.

Dianne Pilkington (Miss Eglantine Price) and Charles Brunton (Emelius Browne). Credits and permission: The Lowry Flickr

The performance contains original songs from the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), as well as new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks is brought to life once again in this magical performance, but is at The Lowry for eight performances only.

Tonight’s evening performance begins at 7:30pm, and tickets are available from The Lowry’s website.

You can join the cast on this fun-filled, musical story between the 15th and the 19th of March.

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