It's less than three weeks until The Witches opens at the National Theatre and as a treat, we've released a studio recording of one of the many songs from this rip-roaring new musical.

Composed by Dave Malloy, the song Get Up! shows off the immense talent and impressive pipes of some of the youngest members of the cast as they band together to take down the Grand High Witch and her coven of conniving companions.

And what's more, this is just a sneak peek into all the marvellous music that The Witches has to offer. You can expect over two hours of toe-tapping, hair-raising tunes.

Head to the National Theatre on YouTube to listen now!


Everything you know about witches is wrong. Forget the pointy hats and broomsticks: they’re the most dangerous creatures on earth. And now they’ve come up with their most evil plan yet.  

The only thing standing in their way is Luke and his Gran. But he’s ten and she’s got a dodgy heart. Time is short, danger is everywhere, and they’ve got just one chance to stop the witches from squalloping every stinking little child in England.

A firm fan favourite across the generations, The Witches is a brilliant blend of Roald Dahl’s trademark humour and hair-raising action, featuring the iconic villain The Grand High Witch.

Cast includes three-time Olivier-nominated Katherine Kingsley (The Larkins) as the Grand High Witch and BAFTA Award-winner Daniel Rigby (One Man, Two Guvnors) as Mr Stringer.

The Witches is a musical version of Roald Dahl’s timeless tale, filled with wit, daring and heart. This exciting new adaptation of The Witches will play in the Olivier Theatre from November, written by Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood and Tony Award-nominee Dave Malloy.

The production is directed by Lyndsey Turner, hot off the back of her Olivier Award-nominated production of The Crucible for the National Theatre earlier this year.

The Witches will play in the Olivier theatre from 7 November and is recommended for ages 8+. Tickets are on sale now on the National Theatre's website, so make sure you snap one up before those pesky witches snap you up!