Richmond Amateur Dramatic Society’s (RADS) summer production will transport audiences to the Discworld with their performances of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters.
The comedy, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, tells the story of 3 witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick as they aim to save the kingdom of Lancre from the evil Duke and Duchess and put to ease the mind of the lately murdered King Verence.
“It’s got everything you really need for a Shakespeare spoof” said director Beki Stevenson, “It’s got evil rulers, witches, a fool, a ghost, a returning heir as well as a multitude of idiotic guards and rather filthy peasants. Although set in the Discworld, you don’t have to have read any of the Pratchett novels to enjoy the play, though Shakespeare Connoisseurs may want to look away…”
RADS licensing fee for Wyrd Sisters goes directly to the Orangutan Foundation, a charity which works tirelessly for the conservation of both species of orangutans and their tropical forest habitat.
Terry Pratchett was a longstanding supporter of the Orangutans, and as well as being a trustee of the Orangutan Foundation, his Discworld series featured a character, The Librarian, who was a wizard turned into an orangutan.
RADS’ Wyrd Sisters is on at the Georgian Theatre Royal from the 28th – 30th July and the 4th – 6th August. Tickets are available at the Georgian Theatre Royal Box office on 01748 825252 or online at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk For more information about the Oranguatan Foundation visit www.orangutan.org.uk