It’s an exciting year ahead for Milton Follies!
Our first production is Terry Pratchett’s® Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, directed by K-M Doyle. This hilarious production will show at the historic Milton Theatre on 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 June.
To read more about the play, tickets, and crew and backstage opportunities, visit the Wyrd Sisters page.
The cast and crew of Milton Follies’ June Production of the hilarious and topical ‘Wyrd Sisters’ have hit the ground running.
The show, a thought provoking comedy (think “MacBeth meets Blackadder), follows the adventures of three country witches who take on royal politics and the power-hungry, mad King. They meet with fierce resistance, in the form of a travelling performance troupe hired to rewrite history and spread ‘alternative facts’.
Director K-M Doyle was thrilled with the audition turn out, and the subsequent casting.
“This play attracted new blood for Follies which is always exciting. We have found: Sarah, a former professional, British and French actor; Faron, a recent Charles Sturt drama graduate; Jodhi, a former professional actor and acting teacher, (now well-known locally as ‘The Scrappy Sculptor’); Ed, a writer, actor and director of short films; Gemma, an experienced puppeteer; and Layissa, a young, emerging actor, who has recently returned from drama training in America. We’ve also been blessed to find Ella, who is being mentored in Stage Management, and is proving herself to be perfect for the position, and an invaluable asset. These new recruits, combined with the wealth of talent already in the Follies stable, are uniting as an insightful and dedicated ensemble, and I am so proud of the work they are already producing.”
Follies President, Ruth Myers, herself making her stage debut in this production, is delighted with the show so far.
“Terry Pratchett’s® Discworld® series is a firm favourite with readers worldwide, and I am delighted that a director with K-M’s experience and passion has volunteered to bring ‘Wyrd Sisters’ to Milton Theatre. It is a privilege to be a part of an amateur cast that is receiving such professional training – from the industry’s leading voice training method, to ensemble building, deep character development, and individual tuition. I am hopeful that our patrons will be treated to a show that makes them laugh and makes them think, and makes them proud to be of a community that produces and supports great talent.”
‘Wyrd Sisters’ will open at Milton Theatre on the June Long Weekend.
WYRD SISTERS CAST
Congratulations to our talented cast!
We’re thrilled that in addition to seasoned favourites, we are welcoming 7 cast members who are making their debut with Follies.
Granny Weatherwax – Sarah Clavel
Nanny Ogg – Suzanne Sayers
Magrat – Elissa Skinner
Duke – Daniel Costello
Duchess – Ruth Myers
Fool – Jodhi Doyle
Hwel / Verence / Bowman – Gemma Lucia
Tomjon/Various Roles – Faron Bish
Vitoller / Various Roles – Ed Love
Mrs Vitoller / Various Roles – Natalie Moore
Demon / Various Roles – Crystal Moore
Various Roles – Layissa Mugridge
Various Roles – Lachlan Tomasini
Director – K-M Doyle
Stage Manager – Ella Wilke
Co-Producers: Ruth Myers & Ryoko Hayashi
We can’t wait to share this fabulous production with you in June!
- Wyrd Sisters is 2017’s first play! Read article here.
- About the Discworld. Read about the magical world Wyrd Sisters is set in, here.
Our second production is the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber). This will be directed by Lloyd McDonald, with Musical Director Ruth Myers. This classic will show at the Milton Theatre in November.
Audition and other opportunities will be posted here as they become available.