Halloween shock as Pick Me Up Theatre cancels The Worst Witch and Young Frankenstein at Grand Opera House

Taking a tumble: Pick Me Up Theatre’s poster for the now postponed The Worst Witch

PRODUCER Robert Readman has called off Pick Me Up Theatre’s Halloween double bill of The Worst Witch and Young Frankenstein at the Grand Opera House, York, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Hopes are high, however, that he will rearrange the two production runs for early 2024 at a venue yet to be confirmed, but most likely to be the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Watch this space.

Directed by Rosy Rowley, Emma Reeves and Luke Potter’s The Worst Witch was booked to run from October 27 to 29 with a young cast, followed by Readman’s northern premiere of Mel Brooks’s musical Young Frankenstein from October 31 to November 4.

October 26 and October 30 shows had been jettisoned already, since the initial posters (see above and below) were published.

For ticket refund details, head to help.atgtickets.com or contact 03330 096690.

Pick Me Up Theatre’s poster artwork for Young Frankenstein