"What did I tell you?" cried the hen, with a cackle
I see them cook eye of newt and frog's toe as they cackle
Bungling apprentice Mildred Hubble gets up to all kinds of magical mischief with her pals at Miss Cackle
's Academy for Witches.
The setting, Miss Cackle
's Academy, is introduced as "The oldest magical school in Britain; the original, you might say." This is the first of many sly digs at Harry Potter, which the Worst Witch books preceded by almost a quarter of a century.
The second act is worth the wait, with a deliciously over-thetop Polly Lister as evil twin Agatha Cackle
, strutting around the stage in red sequins and soaking up every boo and hiss, panto-style.
The musical saw the young witches of Miss Cackle
's Academy for Witches put on their own stage show based on the events of their first year at school.
They learn all their magical powers from the eccentric Miss Bat, sporty Miss Drill, imposing and powerful Miss Hardbroom, and loveable headteacher Miss Cackle
, who hides a dark secret - her evil twin, Agatha, who is intent on stealing the school and taking over the world.
Now, the much-loved characters from Miss Cackle
's Academy for Witches have been brought to life on stage in a musical adaptation by Emma Reeves.
Based on Jill Murphy's classic series of children's novels, this action-packed production from Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Novel Theatre, Nica Burns and Royal and Derngate Northampton sees Mildred return for her final year at Miss Cackle
's Academy, where some big surprises are in store.
Mildred Hubble returns to Miss Cackle
's Academy for Witches for her last term in the Fourth Year.
Slime science, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, reptile pamper sessions and cackle
and crafts are just some of the many fun activities also planned that week.
With an evil cackle
, I simply delete them - and that means I should be getting far fewer emails from now on.
of Cthulhu includes short stories by such top name writers as Mike Resnick and Neil Gaiman and adds an extra dimension to Lovecraft's classic Cthulhu horror universe with an unexpected ash of humor.
parrots who cackle
in flight Not until the food that is prayer
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