The WitchesPG

Directed by Nicolas Roeg | UK | 1990 | 1h 31m | Starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson, Jane Horrocks

After a tragic car accident, Luke moves in with his grandmother, Helga. During a stay at a seaside hotel, Luke accidentally stumbles upon a secret meeting of witches led by the Grand High Witch herself and learns of the witches’ plan to turn all children into mice. Can he expose the witches’ plot and put an end to their evil reign? Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, The Witches successfully maintains the darkness of Roald Dahl’s original source material thanks to Jim Henson’s astonishing practical effects and a deliciously wicked performance by Anjelica Huston.

Part of our Summer Holiday Family Classics season, all tickets cost £6.50 on Sunday and £5 on Wednesday.

Reviews

‘Deliciously cruel to children, Roeg remains true to Dahl’s underlying sense of real horror.’
★★★★
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

‘The best thing about Nicolas Roeg’s film of Dahl’s book The Witches is its dark vision.’
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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