CDP Theatre Producers, Room On The Broom


The international smash hit returns!

CDP presents Tall Stories' production of


adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children's books.


How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch's lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick's not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

After its recent sell-out tour, the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return for the summer holidays with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up - and their grown-ups...

Duration: 55 mins, no interval
Recommended for children aged 3+ and their adults.


Edwin Beats

EDWIN BEATS - Bird / Dragon

Edwin is a kiwi-born actor of British stock hailing from Christchurch. He is a graduate of NASDA (Bachelor of Performing Arts, Music Theatre) where he trained from 2009 - 2011 and developed a true passion for acting. Also an accomplished musician, Edwin has excelled at singing and cello and as a result has an excellent understanding of musicianship. Edwin recently toured the United States with The 13-Storey Treehouse, was an ensemble member of Auckland Theatre Company's musical production of Billy Elliot and has most recently performed in Christchurch's Court Theatre production of Jesus Christ Super Star.

Ryan Dulieu

RYAN DULIEU - Dog / Frog

Auckland-based actor Ryan Dulieu is a graduate of The Actors' Program (NZ), lover of theatre, keen traveller, and thrilled to be working on Room on the Broom.

This is Ryan's third tour with CDP, the first two saw him perform 'The 13-Storey Treehouse' across New Zealand, Australia, and 24 states of America.

His immeasurable love for live performance means Ryan is a regular fixture on the Auckland stages and beyond, including taking devised puppetry show The Last Man on Earth to the Melbourne Festival of Puppetry, and recently expanding into directing.

On screen, earlier this year saw Ryan star in 'Murder is Forever' on Investigation Discovery Channel in the USA. He has also recently enjoyed the opportunity to train with renowned acting coaches Larry Moss and Howard Fine.

Ryan is represented by B&M Creative Artists and is a proud member of Equity New Zealand.

Cally Castell


Cally is an actor, singer, vocal coach, writer and composer originally from the UK, but happily living in NZ for the last decade. Starting as a full time Stage Manager Cally went on to train at The Actors' Program in Auckland, NZ.

Cally works as a vocal coach for youth, professional musical theatre performers and music therapists. She teaches both privately and itinerantly for various institutions, and is very proud to have spent the past year as part of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre team.

Acting highlights include: The Sound of Music and H.M.S. Pinafore (Ben McDonald - National Tours), One Man, Two Guvnors (Court Theatre), Pan Is Dead (Theatre of Love) and Robin Hood and Maid Marian (Fantail Farm Productions).

Writing highlights include original musical And So It Goes (Auckland Fringe) and numerous original cabaret and musical pieces as a singer-songwriter.

Cally is currently developing her full-length musical, Grace, first workshopped at the Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School.

Katie Burson


Since graduating from Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts in 2009, Katie has worked as an actor, dancer and director, creating and performing in both theatrical and screen projects.

She regularly works with youth in theatre and education. She has spent the past year devising and touring Royal Jelly through NZ schools with Co Theatre Physical and Auckland Live.

Katie's theatre highlights include: Pool(no water) (Basement Theatre), Afakasi (Basement Schools Tour), Mrs Wishy Washy (Tim Bray Productions) RUSHES (Movement of the Human), One by One (LAB Theatre).


Original Director: Olivia Jacobs
Creative Producer: Toby Mitchell
Tall Stories Australian Tour Director: Sam Conway
CDP Associate Director Australia/NZ: Liesel Badorrek
Designer: Morgan Large
Lighting Designer: James Whiteside
Puppets: Yvonne Stone
Music and Lyrics: Jon Fiber, Andy Shaw and Robin Price
Music Production: Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions


Company Stage Manager: Imogen Millhouse
Assistant Stage Manager / Touring Technician: Jayden Henderson



"Room on the Broom will delight children…
and adults should have fun taking them."

The Age

"Charming, quality theatre... 4 stars"

The Sunday Telegraph

"Kids three to eight...delighted by the show"

The Sunday Telegraph

"This lively, accomplished Australian production…makes the most of its multi-skilled cast… cleverly done… a rollicking ride."

Sydney Morning Herald

"My four year old… [is] keen to see Room on the Broom again… surely the best measure of success for any play."

Sydney Morning Herald

"The children were enthralled… truly wonderful"

Whats On 4 Kids


"The audience is...entranced"

The Independent

"A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults
and children fully entertained. Five stars"

The List

"Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry…
Undeniably charming. Four stars"

Time Out

"55 minutes of high-energy treat"

Sunday Times

"I want to see it again. Now please, mummy"

Sunday Times reviewer's child


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see Room on the Broom into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Schools who have confirmed bookings can download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below. Please note, this document contains copyright for use in Australian classrooms only.

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CDP has compiled all relevant marketing and artwork information for Room on the Broom into this single document to make marketing materials easily accessible for presenters and designers. Please enter the password below to access the marketing downloads for Room on the Broom. These documents will be updated as new marketing materials become available, so check back at regular intervals for new items.

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