When one little boy unwittingly stumbles into the annual meeting of witches, he hears their nasty plan to get rid of all the children in the world – by turning them into mice! It’s going to take smarts and sneakiness to stop them and not get squished in the process.

Think you can outwit a witch and outrun a mouse? Then grab a seat in the front row for The Witches, Griffin’s mind-boggling and madcap one-man show.

Brave boys and girls, rat-racers and retirees are in for a wicked and wonderful time. Lucas Jervies directs this bubbling concoction, based on David Wood’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, with Christian Charisiou running amok in a virtuosic physical performance.

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Cast & Creatives

Director Lucas Jervies
Designer Hugh O’Connor
Dramaturg Chris Summers
Lighting Designer Christopher Page
Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Stage Manager Samuel Johnson
With Christian Charisiou

The Witches was originally produced at NIDA in 2012 and co-designed by Becky-Dee Trevenen and Hugh O’Connor.

Performance Times

9 May 2017: Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville
23 May 2017 Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Gladstone
25 May 2017 The Events Centre, Caloundra
26 – 27 May 2017 SunPAC, Sunnybank
30 May 2017 Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour
1 Jun 2017 Glasshouse Arts Conference and Entertainment, Port Macquarie
3 – 5 Jun 2017 Civic Theatre Newcastle, Newcastle
8 – 9 Jun 2017 The Arts House, Wyong
20 Jun 2017 Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta
22 Jun 2017 Eastbank Centre, Shepparton
24 – 26 Jun 2017 Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, Mansfield
29 Jun 2017 Stawell Entertainment Centre, Stawell
1 Jul 2017, Potato Shed, Drysdale
4 Jul 2017 Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin
6 Jul 2017 Mooroolbark Community Centre, Mooroolbark
8 Jul 2017 Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton
11 Jul 2017 Hawthorn Arts Centre, Hawthorn
15 Jul 2017 Burrinja 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey


Trailer, The Witches

Blog Posts

WITCHES Tour: A Poem From the Road


This week we’re treated to a poem from Christian Charisiou, currently performing up a storm in THE WITCHES. Nothing like an interstate tour to bring out the inner poet…   With week one as a great success, we made way...

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