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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

Dates & times

8 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins


Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 7 – 11

1pm – 2pm & 3pm – 4pm

before & after

View of the Riverside Terrace Cafe at the Southbank Centre
Serves delicious, fresh food in an informal setting with great views of the Thames
Exterior view of YO! Sushi at the Southbank Centre
Delectable Japanese sushi, ramen and more to be grabbed from the conveyor belt

shop music

Cardboard Radio
Beethovens Missa Solemnis Recording

LPO Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Royal Festival Hall Cushion

Crosley Record Player