Witches' brew of tea, biscuits and murder awaits you.
The Phoenix Players are currently rehearsing for their production of Wyrd Sisters to be performed at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford.
It’s a story that takes all the classic trappings of a Shakespearean 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, this play promises something for everyone. And we are intriguingly told, that nothing is quite as it seems!
I can’t wait to see this play which has been adapted by Stephen Brigg from Terry Pratchett’s novel of the same name. Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come:
“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.”
Phoenix Players is an amateur theatre group which has been running in Stratford since 1945. They put on a variety of shows each year, including comedies, murder mysteries, musicals and pantomime.
The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 conc.)
For tickets, call 01789 403416 or go to: www.thebearpit.org.uk