Wyrd Sisters

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Wyrd Sisters

Postby Scouse Mark&Cal » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:59 pm

Sefton Theatre Company (Southport, Merseyside) are planning to put on Wyrd Sisters next March 11th to 14th.

Before they actually pay for the performing rights they have been advised to check if there were any other amateur company productions of the same play taking place around the same time, or even any professional productions. Now for a Pro-production it's quite easy, it's info about the amateur field that may cause a problem.

So, does anybody know if there are any other Wyrd Sisters productions for early next year in the North West of England?

They do have a number of players who are members of multiple companies in the local area and nobody really local is planning one, but I thought I'd ask here too, as DW fans are often the best information resource for DW related stuff (amongst other things).

It is one of the earlier plays, but since this will be the company's first foray into Discworld, it's also possibly the most accessible one for players with little prior knowledge of the characters, or even the humour of the pieces.

Sorry if you read this post in other DW related forums, but not everyone is in every forum.

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:04 pm

Hi guys! I don't know if you subscribe to the Discworld Monthly online magazine? Lots of Am-Dram and more professional ones advertise their Discworld plays there. That might help you track down the info you want. :)
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Postby Scouse Mark&Cal » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:50 pm

Yeah, I subscribe to DWM, but in the interest of completeness thought it best to start spamming various forums too.

This whole internet thing is great, but nobody can be everywhere everywhen...if you know what I mean.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:54 pm

:lol: Well at least it's Discworld spam!

Have you tried contacting Stephen Briggs? I don't know if his permission has to be obtained to put on a play, but he might be able to help.
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Postby Scouse Mark&Cal » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:08 pm

Weird feeling having one conversation on two different boards, :) but yes, we have done that bit.

It looks like an automated response with the application form for the license though.
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Postby silverstreak » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:02 pm

Hello good evening and welcome Scouse Mark&Cal.

I've just come off alt.fan.pratchett and there is somebody advertising Wyrd Sisters to be staged at The Gladstone Theatre on October 9-11.
Apparently the theatre is in Port Sunlight Wirral and the company is called the Port Sunlight Players.Hope this helps and break a leg.
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Postby Scouse Mark&Cal » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:47 pm

We have already been in touch with the Port Sunlight Players, mainly to confer about props, costumes and staging, but since they are outside the "window" for other performances we should be OK.
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Postby PJ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:47 am

Hi, everyone. As this is my first post on this forum, be gentle with me - I'm patently a TP poster virgin!

If anyone is interested, I am currently involved with a new production of Wyrd Sisters, to be performed at Kelvedon in Essex at the end of October / beginning of November 2008. Details can be found on our website at: www.kelvedonplayers.co.uk .

We will have our first night on Friday 24th October, then go on again on Saturday 25th, Friday 31st (Halloween - when we are asking our audience to please come dressed in Halloween costume!), and Saturday 1st November (also a Fancy Dress Night - come dressed as your favourite Terry Pratchett character!).

It's been a real hoot working on the rehearsals, and we have arranged a number of other surprises for our audiences. TP and Simon Briggs have been invited, naturally, but I'd be staggered / gobsmacked / honoured if they turned up!

I'd also be very interested to find out how other amateur groups have put a production of this kind together, or to hear your views on any TP production you have watched from the audience.

I'll let you know in November how it went for us - wish us luck!! Whatever happens, as Duke Felmet would say, we're just - "a bunch of funny fellows in tights, but people seem to like it!".

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Postby Jinx » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:08 pm

Hi PJ and welcome to the site. Having verified with Cheery Littlebottom that you are not a troll (and he... er.. she.... uh hold on one second... sorry don't want to cause offense is it he or she... er... and Cheery knows what Cheery's all about.), I'd like to wish you lu... er no sorry I don't want to finish that word, do I? Um... break a leg? Not literally of course.

Gosh it's difficult to talk between dwarfs and thespians... I'm going to lay low for a bit. Honestly this is bordering on PC behaviour.....
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Postby PJ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:57 pm

Thanks for the kind welcome, Jinx. I'm glad I passed the Cheery test!

However, since I am, as you say, a Thespian, I could still be a troll in disguise you know - but better to be safe than sorry :) .

It's o.k. to wish us luck on this occasion - we certainly need it more than broken legs at this stage - as the old Thespian tradition doesn't apply here in Discworld.

And, as Granny would say "Most people don't even know where Thespia is!"
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Postby Jinx » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:06 pm

PJ wrote:It's o.k. to wish us luck on this occasion - we certainly need it more than broken legs at this stage - as the old Thespian tradition doesn't apply here in Discworld.
Ah well in that case 'Good luck'
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:34 pm

Hi PJ - what part of Thespia are you from? :lol:

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Postby PJ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:14 pm

Hi yourself, TB. Thanks for the welcome.

You should know that in Thespia, all parts are good - it's only when you don't have a good part that you need to worry!
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No Drama Theatre present: Terry Pratchett’s ® Wyrd Sisters

Postby MsDiamondify » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:53 pm

Adapted by: Stephen Briggs
Directed by: Patrick O'Callaghan
Assistant Director: Lisa Towell

Allow us to escort you to a world beyond your wildest imagination......

Magic.....
Mystery......
Murders.....
Kings.....
Cover-ups.....
Witches....
Spells.....
Rustles in the forest....
.....Discworld®

Wyrd Sisters is the sixth of Terry Pratchett's® multi-million selling Discworld® novel series, famed for its humour and fantastical setting. Adapted by Stephen Briggs, and directed by artist and animator Patrick O'Callaghan, this play by No Drama Theatre runs 3rd - 6th November in Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin.

Tickets €15 from http://www.tinyurl/wyrdsisters
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:42 pm

Link for Dublin should be - http://www.tinyurl.com/wyrdsisters
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