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The Itch-Witch

Part of New Music Biennial

What do you mean, you’ve never heard of the Itch-Witch?

You know the Tooth Fairy, don’t you? The Itch-Witch is the Tooth Fairy’s evil older sister. The Itch-Witch sends her horrible Nits to bite your heads and suck your blood. And the Itch-Witch is so mean she doesn’t pay you a penny.

This is the story of how some brave children decide to fight back against the Itch-Witch and her nits with the only weapon they have – combs!

Written by composer Emily Hall and author Toby Litt, The Itch-Witch is part of Mahogany Opera Group's nationwide landmark project Snappy Operas – a series ten new, 10-minute long, mini-operas from UK artists, created with and performed by young people aged 7 – 11 from across the country.

Produced by Mahogany Opera Group

Presented in association with PRS for Music Foundation


Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 7 – 11

1pm – 2pm & 3pm – 4pm

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