Bedknobs and Broomsticks

May 30

July 28, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

original music & lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
book by Brian Hill
new songs & additional music & lyrics by Neil Bartram
based on the Walt Disney film


The Play

A World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes to the stage in one of the most highly anticipated theatrical events of the season. Evacuated from the London Blitz, three children arrive in the village of Pepperinge Eye—and upon the doorstep of Eglantine Price, a patriotic witch-in-training. A country grown cynical in the face of war must relearn all about magic—and the strength that lives in solidarity. Climb aboard as the Rawlins children and their countrymen discover that true magic lies in one another, paving the way to change their country’s destiny. A classic allegory in the tradition of Frank L. Baum and C.S. Lewis.


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