Wyrd Sisters comedy fun with Watlington Players

Watlington players present Wyrd Sisters. 'Pictured are Granny Weatherwax (Susan Power), Nanny Ogg (Cate Waters) and Magrat Garlick (Megan Abbott).

Watlington players present Wyrd Sisters. 'Pictured are Granny Weatherwax (Susan Power), Nanny Ogg (Cate Waters) and Magrat Garlick (Megan Abbott).

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Watlington Players are digging out their witches hats to prepare for Terry Pratchett’s much loved Wyrd Sisters - and it neatly times in with Halloween.

In this comedy, Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up “till the knob comes off”.

It’s all there with 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 (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

The tale is told with typical Pratchett humour, with many nods to Shakespeare, fairy tale and fantasy.

You can see it all for yourself, with this show being staged at Watlington Village Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29-31, nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 and £5 (concessions) and can be booked online accessible from www.watlingtonplayers.com; if you wish to pay with cash or cheque, the box office can be called between 6-7pm on 0845 052 9645.

Watlington Players invite you all to dress up as your favourite Pratchett or Halloween character for the Saturday night performance, however this will not be an essential! For more info check out their Facebook page.

This is a change to their proposed autumn production The Winslow Boy - and in another change to their schedule, Watlington Players have announced they have the rights to Monty Python’s Spamalot which will be performed in June 2016 with Matthew Kerslake as director and auditions taking place in December.

The group’s festive pantomime, Dick Whittington, will be staged at Watlington Village Hall in early January and ticket details will be announced in December; Mike Cooke will be the director.