The Witches

The Witches

Lower School production

Exeter School took on Roald Dahl’s well-loved tale of The Witches, adapted by David Wood, for this year’s Lower School production.

Pupils from the Third Form to the Lower Fifth had the opportunity to work on and off stage to put on an exciting and entertaining rendition of this famous story over two nights.

Head of Drama Mr Brough said: “With the largest cast and crew we have had since my time at Exeter School, and due to the late Easter probably the shortest rehearsal period, the Lower School took on the challenge of retelling this classic story.

“The young and inexperienced cast rose to the occasion and presented an ambitious and challenging staging of the story with great enthusiasm and skill.”

With many of the central characters being played by different performers each night, the audience got to see the depth of performing talent within Exeter School.

The Witches were scary, the mice were animated, the chorus told the story, Bruno ate a lot of food, and the boy and Grandmother held it all together.

It was a hugely enjoyable production and a fantastic experience for all those involved – many thanks to all those who contributed, both pupils and staff.