Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters

November 2019 – St Mary’s church

Adapted by Stephen Briggs

“This was the best performance I have ever scene ACT put on”

Audience comment

Attention Terry Pratchett Fans!

Poster designed by Barbara Evans

It looks as if someone has cast a spell over local award-winning amateur theatre group, Alsager Community Theatre, and we have allowed first time director, Steve White, to dive into the uncharted waters of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. Pratchett’s novel Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, is being performed in November.

Wyrd Sisters is set in Lancre where three witches find themselves looking after a royal baby (all crown and no nappies) and have to find a way to prevent the child becoming a casualty in the new Duke’s ‘Urban Clearance’. Like many Pratchett stories this one takes established plots and ploys, and pokes fun at them (usually with a very big stick), while still telling a tale that can be moving, romantic and exciting as well as very funny.

Steve tells us “I’ve been reading the Discworld novels since last century and I’ve even performed in two Discworld plays as a nearly dead wizard and a troll. Perfect qualifications to direct any play. I’m also thrilled to be working at ACT with an enthusiastic cast of new and established faces. We are confident that audiences will enjoy an excellent and entertaining evening.”

This play was performed at St Mary’s church, Alsager from the 20th – 23rd November 2019.

Directed by Steven White

Cast

Granny WeatherwaxCorrin Lipiec
Nanny OggDeborah Key
Magrat GarlickCarly Thwaite
VerenceBrian Ormrod
Duke Leonal FelmetChris Pepper
Lady FelmetPheobe Crewe
Fool and Soldier 2Owen Bailey-Burn
Vitoller and BowmanAlan Mottram Playfoot
Mrs Vitoller, Robber 1 and Actor 1Sharron Wilkinson
Tomjon and Soldier 1Edward Rolfe
Hwel and SergantRichard Bateman
Chamberlin, Demon, Robber 2 and BedlinJames Tomkinson
Guard 1, Guard 3 and GumbridgeSteven White
Guard 2 and Guard 4Robyn Mather
Peasant and Actor 2Ruth Bateman
Actor 3Jean Ball

Photography by Geoff Reader