The Witches are coming to Mentone Girls' Grammar with a sprinkling of magic, special effects and other state of the art surprise's.
Tickets are now on sale for the playful production - running from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 August at the Prudence Lewty Hall, including a Saturday matinee performance.
With a cast and crew of over 100 students The Witches, by Roald Dahl and adapted for stage by David Wood, is a fun-filled glimpse into a fantasy world where witches exist and will be performed in conjunction with St Bede's and St James Colleges.
"Wild and wonderful things are guaranteed in this year's production," promises director Lisa Wright who adds that tips for identifying witches are only just the beginning.
"There's something pretty magical about putting a childhood classic like 'The Witches' on stage.
"We have over 100 students involved from years 7-12. The girls have been working hard both on stage and off to bring this wonderful story for all ages to life.
"Roald Dahl's detailed descriptions and vivid imagination has allowed us so much room to explore and develop wild and wonderful characters including witches, mice, Grandmamma and many more."
The Mentorship Program, part of Mentone Girls' Grammar's exciting learning environment, links industry mentors with student mentees across more than 40 key production and backstage roles including assistant directors, puppetry, magic, costume design, stage management, music composition and set and prop design.
Please be aware that the Production of 'The Witches' contains the following:
- A sequence off flashing lights which may affect audiences (or patrons) who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.
- Aromatic substances which may affect audiences who are susceptible or have allergies to different aromas.
- Smoke and fog which may affect audiences who experience adverse reaction from smoke and fog exposure such as Asthmatics.