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The Worst Witch (Susan Elkin reviews)

The Worst Witch continues at the Vaudeville Theatre, London until 8 September 2019.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

Jill Murphy’s entertaining, imaginative boarding school for witches pre-dated Harry Potter by a whole generation. And Emma Reeves’ excellent adaptation includes several witty references to make sure that we don’t forget that.

Now transferred from the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, which produced it last year, to the Vaudeville for a short West End run The Worst Witch is humane, funny and beautifully staged.

One of its (many) strengths …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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