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Poster - The Witches

The Witches

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1992 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blake, Quentin (artist)
    Unknown (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.2657-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WW, shelf EXP

Poster for The Witches at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 1992.

Roald Dahl's classic children's book, The Witches, was adapted for the stage by playwright David Wood. The poster relies on the book’s illustrations by Quentin Blake to be instantly recognisable to its target audience. Wood's adaptation was extremely successful and went on to tour and to play a Christmas season at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

Physical description

Pictorial and typographic poster advertising the world premiere of The Witches at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, featuring a drawing by Quentin Blake, showing a dark-haired witch dressed in black, her arms raised, with a group of adoring bald-headed men and women at her feet.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

1992 (printed)

Artist/maker

Blake, Quentin (artist)
Unknown (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 71.5 cm, Width: 50 cm

Object history note

Associated Production: The Witches. Author: Roald Dahl. Adapted by: David Wood. Composer: Peter Pontzen. Choreographer: Shelia Falconer. Director: David Wood. Designer: Susie Caulcutt. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield. 8.10.1992. Performance category: children's play. Production type: world premiere.

Descriptive line

Poster advertising David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 1992

Labels and date

The Witches is based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book. The poster relies on the book’s illustrations by Quentin Blake to be instantly recognisable to its target audience. The world premiere of this adaptation went on to be extremely successful and included a Christmas season at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London. [16/08/2016]

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Posters; Advertising

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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