Milton Follies are delighted to announce their first production of 2017 will be Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs). For those few people unfamiliar with the work of the famous and prolific Pratchett, he created the Discworld series of over 40 hilarious fantasy novels, set on a flat world, being carried on the back of four elephants, standing on a giant turtle flying through space. The Discworld is much like our own, and has the same political, social, and everyday problems, but is populated by trolls, dwarves, witches, wizards, elves, and numerous other fantastical races, in addition to humans.
In Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ‘till the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches: Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful); Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar); and Magrat Garlick (naive, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).
Wyrd Sisters is a non-musical, adult production, but contains humour and themes suitable for family audiences. Like the best family productions, it has humour aimed at all ages, including riotous innuendo which will safely fly over the heads of the youngsters. Director K-M Doyle, welcomes adults and anyone over the age of 15 to the audition on Thursday 12th January. There is also an audition on Sunday the 15th for those who can’t make the Thursday night. Please read the Audition Pack (at the bottom of this post) very carefully, and then register for your audition by completing the form below.
Anyone interested in being involved behind the scenes is also very welcome, and asked to email us at miltonfollies at gmail.com. K-M is also looking for anyone interested in taking on the production roles of Stage Manager and Assistant Director. As a highly experienced, performing arts professional, K-M is happy to fully train anyone taking on these roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert! If either of these roles interest you, please also email miltonfollies at gmail.com.