Something Wicked This Way Comes
Written and adapted by Ray Bradbury
Directed by Gill Robertson
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; 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 and innocence and perfectly captures the wondrous belief we possess when we are fourteen.