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Family show based on book by creative force behind The Gruffalo comes to Dartford

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 12 August 2015

Room on The Broom. Credit: Helen Warner

Room on The Broom. Credit: Helen Warner

© Helen Warner

It is a family show.

Family show Room on the Broom will be flying into Dartford town straight from a successful West End season.

The show has been adapted for the stage by the award-winning Tall Stories theatre company - a registered charity that tours the UK and the world offering imaginative performances for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

The show is based on the illustrated children’s book from duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the creative force whose numerous credits include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Emily Brown and The Thing, The Snail and The Whale, The Snow Dragon and My Brother The Robot.

The Olivier award nominated musical adventure tells the story of a friendly witch, her cat and three loveable animals who take to the skies on a broom and face a fearsome dragon.

The cast of characters will include Amy Harris as the Witch, Alexandra Harman as the Cat, David Garrud as the Dog and the Frog and Luke McConnell as the Bird and the dastardly dragon.

The show features puppetry, original sing-a-long tunes and some scary fun, and it aims to be the perfect treat for families to enjoy together.

The Room on the Broom will be directed by Olivia Jacobs, who has previously directed stage adaptations Emily Brown and the Thing and The Gruffalo for the Tall Stories theatre company.

She will be working with creative producer Toby Mitchell, designer Morgan Large and puppet designer Yvonne Stone.

The music from the show has been composed by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw of Shock Productions, and the lighting design will be done by James Whiteside.

Room on the Broom will be performed at the Orchard Theatre Dartford from August 21 to 23.

Tickets for the show are available to buy now and prices start at £12.

Performances will be taking place at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

For more information or book tickets you can visit the theatre’s website at

Alternatively you can call the ticket office on 01322 220000.


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