Something wicked this way comes… When the Phoenix Players bring their production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters to the Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford, next week, from 26th to 29th September at 7.30pm.
On a dark and stormy night, a king is murdered, his infant son taken from the castle. As the usurping Duke Felmet claims the throne, three witches – the severe Granny Weatherwax, the amiable Nanny Ogg, and the naive Magrat Garlick – meet to plan the fate of the exiled Prince and, indeed, the entire country. At least, they’ll get round to that, once they’ve had a nice cup of tea. With biscuits.
Adapted from Terry Pratchett’s novel by Stephen Briggs, and brought to life in this amateur production by the Phoenix Players, Wyrd Sisters takes all the classic trappings of a Shakespeare tragedy and turns them up till the knobs fall off. With an evil Duke and Duchess, three Witches, a Fool, a ghost, a demon, an unlikely troupe of actors, and more besides, this play has something for everyone – and nothing is quite as it seems…
Tickets are £12 available from www.thebearpit.org.uk or call 01789 403416