Something Wicked This Way Comes


Something Wicked This Way Comes

This coming-of-age adventure, adapted from Ray Bradbury’s novel, is a deliciously scary story about friendship and innocence

Age suitability: 9+
Running time: 105 minutes

One strange and wild autumn, a little while ago, Hallowe’en came early. It came at exactly the same time as Cooger and Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show rolled into town.

That year, James Nightshade of 97 Oak Street was thirteen years, eleven months, twenty-three days old. Next door, William Halloway was thirteen years, eleven months, twenty-four days old. Both almost fourteen. Almost, but not quite.

For Jim and Will, the lure of the funfair is irresistible. They soon discover that a sinister secret lies behind the smoke and mirrors and the carnival holds a dark desire to destroy the whole town). Only Jim, Will and Will’s mild-mannered dad can save the day.

Adapting his own novel for the stage, the legendary Ray Bradbury has created a spine-tingling battle between good and evil, packed with a terrifying collection of characters including the mysterious flying Dust Witch and the deadly Mr. Dark.

A fantastic book and now a new show for everyone from nine and up, Something Wicked this Way Comes is a deliciously scary adventure about friendship & innocence and perfectly captures the wondrous belief we possess when we are fourteen.

Creative Team

Director: Gill Robertson
Designer: Karen Tennent
Composer: David Paul Jones
Choreographer: Chris Devaney
Lighting Designer: Paul Sorley
Film Designer: Jonathan Charles
Aerial Choreographer: Jonothan Campbell

Production History

Number of performances to date: 27

Scotland 2008:
19th September 2008 - 1st November 2008