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Jack and the Beanstalk, Dec 2004 - Jan 2005

Wyrd Sisters
by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs

where and when | cast | team

 A B O U T


Based on the popular Discworld novel, Wyrd Sisters takes you into a world of witchcraft, dwarfs, court intrigue and bloody big daggers.

When the evil Lord Felmet assumes power in the kingdom, it is down to a team of eccentric witches to defeat him. Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat need all the help they can get to restore order to the kingdom, egged on by the rather annoying ghost of the old King. With hilarious dialogue and magical effects, Wyrd Sisters is an ideal family outing for half term and Halloween.

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

6 adults
3 concessions

advance booking only
discounts available for groups of 10+

Wed 27 October 2004, 8pm
Thu 28 October 2004, 8pm
Fri 29 October 2004, 3pm
Fri 29 October 2004, 8pm
Sat 30 October 2004, 3pm
Sat 30 October 2004, 8pm

 C A S T

Magrat Garlick

Victoria Bettelheim

Granny Weatherwax

Nicola Holland

Nanny Ogg

Khadija Cheetham-Slade

Bowman / Peasant / Actor

Andy Grant

Duke Felmet

Stephen Balchin

Duchess

Carrolle Jamieson

Chamberlain / Hwel

Phil Braithwaite

Sergeant

Chris Pethers

Vitoller

Paul Robinson

Mrs Vitoller

Sonja Wardle

Fool

Tim Saward

Demon

Phillippe Lenoble

Verence

Oliver Clement

Guard 1 / Actor Guard

Clive Goodwin

Guard 2 / Robber 3

Jackie Braithwaite

Guard 3 / Actor / Robber 2

Niyie Sonuga

Tomjon

Jonathan Pease

Robber 1 / Bedlin

Sarah Webber

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Directors

Carla MacLean and Sacha Walker

Lighting Design

Rob Bettelheim

Sound Design and Effects

Clive Goodwin

Technical Assistance

Peter Raggett

Stage Manager

Chris Pethers

Stage Crew

Salley Rear, Kate Harper, Ita Hill

Thanks to...

Burford Printing, the cast and crew who helped so much, Green Man Playgroup, Sara Mulligan, Nicola Holland, John Harris

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Images by and © Dave Gatward

 P O S T E R

Poster. Click for larger version
design: Den Christie

 R E V I E W

Phyl Romeril: Woodhouse Players were well aware of the needs of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters adapted by Stephen Briggs. A totally absurd piece of theatre,part fairy tale, myth and legend. In this instance the author had taken Shakespeare's Macbeth and turned it around, yet throughout it was oddly familiar.

The production was a constant delight to watch even in such close proximity to the actors (Woodhouse Players had staged the collection in arena style, a good choice with so many quick changes, all of which were carried out with alacrity). Blood, daggers, swords, ghosts in abundance and of course the three witches meant anything could happen and it did.

Stephen Balchin suffered badly from remorse and a nagging wife. He provided much of the humour. Carole Jamieson's covetous wife was by contrast elegant and cruelly dominant a well matched comical pair of villains. It must be said the entire ensemble, peasants, guards, robbers all contributed to the fun and games, wore their costumes with pride and were never lost for words. Directed by Carla MacLean and Sacha Walker.

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