Rosie Abraham plays Mildred Hubble’s vindictive class mate Ethel in this hotly anticipated production, which is now touring the UK stopping at Leicester Curve, Birmingham Hippodrome, Liverpool Playhouse and many other UK venues, which are all listed here.
The Worst Witch and Rosie are already receiving fantastic reviews:
“mean-girl Ethel Hallow (the delectably nasty Rosie Abraham)”The Times ★★★
“I was particularly impressed with Rosie Abraham as Ethel, as well as Danielle Bird as Mildred”Broadway World ★★★★
“Each of the show’s stars know how to deliver a well-timed witty line, with exactly the right kind of facial expression, to send the audience into fits of giggles. This was particularly evident in Rosie Abraham’s portrayal of the snobby Ethel, who conveys so much with just a flick of the head or a raised eyebrow.”Northampton Chronicle
“Abraham plays the part of the brat perfectly with attitude and nastiness exuding from every line she utters. A truly abhorrent character with the ever-loyal followers hanging on her every word.”What’s Good To Do ★★★★★
“[Miss Cackle’s Academy] did have an evil witch, though, and her name was Ethel Hallow. in the Royal and Derngate’s production she’s played with chilling conviction by Rosie Abraham. Ethel is arrogant, competitive and ruthless. And she is no fan of Mildred Hubble.”The Stage ★★★★
Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet…
Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.
Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch stories have sold more than five million copies worldwide and been made into numerous films and TV series. The most recent and successful was written by playwright Emma Reeves (Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme) who is now bringing these stories to life on the Royal Stage at Christmas in a major new play that will subsequently embark upon a national tour.
Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this original story is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and features especially written music, breath-taking magic and plenty of Mildred’s unique brand of utter pandemonium!
A new play by Emma Reeves.Directed by Theresa Heskins
A Made In Northampton co-production with Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre and Nica Burns.