This November Water Lane Theatre Company decides to enter the Discworld,
a fantasy land supported by four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle..intrigued?
Our director Juliet Richards who first appeared with Water Lane in its award winning production of ‘Allo,’Allo in 2015 is a massive fan of Terry Pratchett, the creator of the Discworld series.
Juliet has directed a one act play before with Water Lane and this is her first foray into directing a full length production. She remembers listening to the radio adaption of Wyrd Sisters which led to a life long love of the Discworld and when she saw her Dad act in a production of the play she knew she wanted to direct it one day. Drama is her passion and this September she started a PGCE course to fulfil her ambition to become a drama teacher.
In his book Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and turns up the plot “until the knob comes off”. It is all there – a wicked Duke and Duchess, the ghost of a murdered King, a Fool, dim soldiers, strolling players and a new born baby.
After murder and skulduggery in the royal palace the land, itself now suffering under the corrupt Duke, cries out for a new leader and the Wyrd Sisters must listen.
In this dramatic adaptation by Stephen Briggs it’s time for Granny Weatherwax and her two companions, Magrat Garlick and Nanny Ogg to get involved in matters both magical and regal and give the land the King it deserves. This is a must for Pratchett fans.
Wyrd Sisters will be performed at the Charis Centre in Water Lane Bishops Stortford on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th , Saturday 11th November at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm.
We are raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society during the production.
All tickets are £9.00 and are available at the Tourist information office in Bishops Stortford or on line through our website www.waterlanetheatrecompany.co.uk where a booking fee will apply.