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.
A review by Phyl Romeril in the Leytonstone Guardian
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.