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Wyrd Sisters

Preview(s):
10 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Fri)
Opening night:
11 Jun 2011, 8.00am (Sat)
Season continues:
Wed to Sat at 8pm
until
25 Jun 2011 (Sat)

Media members please book your tickets for Opening Night.

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Pricing: 
Preview Night $14, Free Tix (for health care card holders) $0. All other nights Adult $18, Conc $15, Groups (of 10+) $14, Fringe Benefits $14
Duration: 
2 hours plus a 15 minute interval
Credits: 

Original Novel by Sir Terry Pratchett
Adapted by Stephen Briggs
Directed by Pamela Munt and David Dyte
Featuring the usual cast of thousands!

Preview dates: 
10 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Fri)
Opening night: 
11 Jun 2011, 8.00am (Sat)
Continuing dates: 
15 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Wed)
16 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Thu)
17 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Fri)
18 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Sat)
22 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Wed)
23 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Thu)
24 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Fri)
25 Jun 2011, 8.00pm (Sat)
Wyrd Sisters

"....apart from Terry Pratchett fans, lovers of fantasy and british humour can enjoy this...so get ready to laugh.....Samm Blackmore's..costumes are an intricately fashioned masterpiece....the cut above a perfect set design (allows) the late King Verence of Lancre (Paul Messenger) to walk through a brick wall..........Daniel G. Taylor - Stage Whispers

"A not to be missed production......this tightly worked show is a trip to the Discworld...with credible performances by the whole Unseen troupe, clever set changes being performed by the actors, story-linking back projections and simply great costumes .., and somehow in the midst of laughter the audience is left with an uncomfortable feeling that it’s their world, not the Discworld, that is being lampooned....Pamela Munt achieved Granny Weatherwax’s trick of making us all believe that she is taller than everyone else around.. Go and see Wyrd Sisters..., you can’t go wrong"
Reviewed by Christine Pyman, Special Guest Performing Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide

".....You’ll need your wits about you to keep up with everything, but it is worth the effort and there are many good laughs to be found throughout this clever piece. The whole group performs admirably, but special mention must be made of the performances of Pamela Munt, Therese Hornby and newcomer Lucy Haas-Hennessy as the “real” witches; Marlon Dance-Hooi as the intelligent Fool; James Loader and Samm Blackmore as Duke and Duchess; Hugh O’Connor as Death and Hwell the Bard, and Leighton James as Tomjohn"......Steven Horne - Indaily

"For a nice take on the rotten world we live in, with all our cunning vanities and other assorted failings, Wyrd Sisters makes for an enjoyable evening by a fine and (mostly) young cast. Dance-Hooi’s.... is a terrific performance, multi coloured and faceted, that keeps us amused as he bells his way continuously across the stage. James Loader as the evil Duke also deserves special mention, his scheming and unfortunate marks of the blood on his hands has elements of Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition and Blackadder. ...Hugh O’Connor delights... and Pamela Munt (as Granny Weatherwax) and Therese Hornby (as Nanny Ogg) drive the witches’ sorcery forward with gusto and great credit to their make-up team. Indeed, full marks are scored by all backstage ....and the manipulation of the stage near seamlessly achieved." - Peter Maddern - Krystoff

"Wyrd Sisters is a play of great empathy, idiosyncrasy and rib-tickling fun. ....The fun begins even before the show commences. In the foyer, just in front of the stocks, Cut-Me-Own-Throat-Dibbler is giving away free programmes with every gold coin donation. He’s hamming it up with promises of rat-on-a-stick (cocktail sausages) during the interval.
.....Once the theatre doors open, and the crowd pass the three witches holding the stage, expectations soar and Unseen Theatre Company typically delivers.
As per usual, director Pamela Munt and her fine ensemble provide ample entertainment value, with cleverly drawn characters, using minimalist sets.... the ensemble is smart about a lot of things, including the vital importance of at times underplaying their parts. This ensures Wyrd Sisters is seriously funny..........See it because it's uproariously entertaining and hilarious." Stephen Davenport - Australian Stage On-Line

Witches are not by their nature gregarious (well except perhaps for Nanny Ogg). They certainly don't have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly-regarded of the leaders they didn't have, but even she is about to find that meddling in royal politics is a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe...

Blasted heaths; three old crones (well two old crones and one "L" plater); bloody murder with spots that refuse to be erased; usurping Kings; vanishing heirs to thrones; political manoevrings; all-knowing Fools; plays within plays; truth within lies. All that and more.........

No - its not Shakespeare - it's the Discworld, but given that this world holds a mirror to our own (distorted though it might be), the question is:- "Is the Bard turning in his grave or giggling with delight?"

The only way you can find out is to come and see for yourself!