‘We are the very worst baddies in the world,
Don't you dare to come too close,
To a witch, a troll and an ancient ghost’

The Baddies love being bad. They roar, spook and cast wicked spells to try and scare a girl out of her wits…who will succeed? Or perhaps the girl is braver than they think…

With songs by Joe Stilgoe (Zog and Zog and the Flying Doctors), The Baddies is a wickedly hilarious adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s smash-hit story. A laugh-out-loud riot for all the family.

All ages welcome!


Thank you to Hadley Fraser, Sumudu Jayatilaka and Laura Tebbutt for taking time out of their busy schedules to make a guest appearance on ‘The Worst Baddies In The World’. The cast for our 2024/25 production will be announced in 2024.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre

4-20 October 2024

Performances & Prices

Performance Schedule

FRI 4 – SUN 20 OCT
Tue-Fri* 10.30am, 1.30pm
Sat & Sun 10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Tickets Pricing

Band A £18 Adult / £16 Child
Band B £15 Adult / £13 Child
Band C £13 Adult / £11 Child

*additional performance on Fri 4 Oct at 3.30pm

How to get to the theatre

Transport Options


Taxis can drop passengers off, (and pick them up) on Grindlay Street, immediately outside the Lyceum foyer.


Local buses that stop near the theatre include numbers 1, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 17, 24, 34, all stopping on Lothian Road outside the Usher Hall.


We are 20 minutes walk from both Haymarket and Waverley train station.

Car parking

Nearby parking includes NPC car parks on Castle Terrace and Semple Street (approx. 5 & 10 minutes walk respectively). On-street parking nearby is limited, with resident-only bays in the majority of local streets.

Tour Dates

October 2024

  • 26 - 27 Warwick Arts Centre 024 7649 6000 Book Now
  • 29 - 3 Nov Kingston Rose Theatre 020 8174 0090 Book Now

More theatres to be announced soon

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