wossname: (Plays)
The Midhurst Players, an amateur company of 65 years' standing, will stage their production of Wyrd Sisters in late November through early December.

When: Wednesday 30th November – Saturday 3rd December 2016
Venue: South Downs Centre Memorial Hall, North Street, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9DH
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: Adults £10 Under 18’s £6, available online at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/midhurstplayers/book/event/52158

"We now have a fully automated online ticketing service where you can choose where you want to sit, pay and print off your own tickets. Just follow the links on the website.

"For telephone bookings please call 01730 815894 between the hours of 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, on weekdays only. Please note that initially we can only 'reserve' your tickets and there there will be a slight delay before the seats are allocated as we have to notify the Administrator. We are only able to reserve tickets for 48 hours so it is important to ensure that your payment reaches us in good time. All tickets issued by the Administrator will be printed off and will be ready to pick up on the night of your performance. We no longer post tickets to your home address.

"Do remember that the system runs in 'real' time so unless you book online we cannot guarantee your seats until they have been allocated and paid for."

http://www.midhurstplayers.co.uk/


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NEW: MORT IN HARROGATE (NOVEMBER/DECEMBER)

The Woodlands Drama Group will be staging their production of Mort in November and December!

When: 30th November–3rd December 3 2016
Venue: The Studio At Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF (email: boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk)
Time: 7.45pm evening shows; 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Tickets: all tickets £10, available from http://www.woodlandsdramagroup.co.uk/tickets/ or http://bit.ly/2di6RSA or by phoning the theatre's Box Office (01423 502116)

http://www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/Mort-Presented-by-Woodlands-Drama-Group



NEW: CARPE JUGULUM IN SUFFOLK (NOVEMBER)

The Quaysiders theatre company will be staging their production of Carpe Jugulum in November.

"Having previously staged both 'Mort' and 'Maskerade' this time we continue to follow the antics of Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Agnes Nitt as they face their most treacherous foes in the shape of a family of 'modern' vampires. The Vampires are determined to take over the Kingdom of Lancre, and their despicable plan seems to be working... but they hadn't reckoned on the formidable Granny Weatherwax."

When: 10th–12th November 2016
Venue: Seagull Theatre, Morton Road, Pakefield, NR33 OGH
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: £9 (£8 concessions), available online at http://intelligent-tickets.co.uk/index.php?th=gl

For more information, ring 01502 589726 or email info@theseagull.co.uk

http://www.theseagull.co.uk/event/carpe-jugulam/



REMINDER: WYRD SISTERS IN EAST GRINSTEAD (OCTOBER)

The Ace Theatre Company will present their production of Wyrd Sisters in October.

When: 20th – 22nd October 2016
Venue: Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS
Time: all evening shows 7.30pm; matinee on Saturday 22nd, 2.30pm
Tickets: evening shows £13 (£11 concessions); Saturday matinee £11 (£9 concessions), available from the Box Office by phoning 01342 302000, by email to tickets@chequermead.org.uk, or online at http://www.chequermead.org.uk/whats-on/theatre/event/?e=364967&cat= (click on the desired date button to purchase)

http://www.chequermead.org.uk/



STILL RATHER NEW: TAMAHER IN CARDIFF (FEBRUARY 2017)

Here comes another Monstrous Productions Disc-stravaganza! The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents will be staged in Cardiff next year.

When: 22nd–25th February 2017
Venue: The Gate Theatre, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3JW
Time: 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee on the 25th)
Tickets: £7 (£5 concession), available from http://monstrousptc.com/



...and plenty more besides. See the September issue, which will be posted here tonight...
wossname: (Plays)
Remember, the Ace Theatre Company will be staging their production of Wyrd Sisters in October!

When: 20th – 22nd October 2016
Venue: Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS
Time: all evening shows 7.30pm; matinee on Saturday 22nd, 2.30pm
Tickets: evening shows £13 (£11 concessions); Saturday matinee £11 (£9 concessions), available from the Box Office by phoning 01342 302000, by email to tickets@chequermead.org.uk, or online at http://www.chequermead.org.uk/whats-on/theatre/event/?e=364967&cat= (click on the desired date button to purchase)

http://www.chequermead.org.uk/

Here be their poster:



And here be some cast photos from rehearsals, including a fine trio of witches:








wossname: (Plays)
The Ace Theatre Company will present their production of Wyrd Sisters in October!

When: 20th – 22nd October 2016
Venue: Chequer Mead Theatre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BS
Time: all evening shows 7.30pm; matinee on Saturday 22nd, 2.30pm
Tickets: evening shows £13 (£11 concessions); Saturday matinee £11 (£9 concessions), available from the Box Office by phoning 01342 302000, by email to tickets@chequermead.org.uk, or online at http://www.chequermead.org.uk/whats-on/theatre/event/?e=364967&cat= (click on the desired date button to purchase)

http://www.chequermead.org.uk/


wossname: (Plays)
The Greenbrook Methodist Church Theatre Group will stage their production of Wyrd Sisters over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

When: 31st August to 2nd September 2016
Venue: Greenbrook Methodist Church Theatre Group & Community Centre, Greenbrook Road, Burnley, Lancs BB12 6NZ
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: £8 adult, £5 child, available by phoning Wendy on 01282 426 889

Very sweet poster, too!

wossname: (Plays)
    At this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there will be two – count 'em, two! – Pratchett plays. This just in from Geoff Epperson at Carl Sandburg High School in Chicago, Illinois!

    As part of the American High School Theatre Festival, Carl Sandburg High School will present their production of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

"Maurice is an amazing cat. He can think, he can talk, and he has an amazing scam going. And all he needs to pull it off is his army of intelligent rats and one stupid-looking kid. Carl Sandburg High School is proudly returning to the Fringe with this frenetic, fantastic, hysterical tale from the great Sir Terry Pratchett."

When: 5th, 6th, 8th and 10th August 2016
Venue: Surgeons Hall Grand Theatre (Venue 53), Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Time: 9.45am (5th, 6th and 10th); 11.45am (8th)
Tickets: £5, available from https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/amazing-maurice-and-his-educated-rodents and boxoffice.surgeons@thespaceuk.com – also in person at the Fringe box office

    "Meanwhile, back in the States..."

Geoff writes: "For Sir Terry's stateside fans we'll be performing it at our home stage in Orland Park, Illinois (Just outside of Chicago) August 26th and 27th at 7pm and Sunday August 28th at 3pm. Tickets are $7."

Venue: Carl Sandburg High School Performing Arts Center, 13300 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, Illinois, 60462.


wossname: (Plays)
The Masquerade Theatre Group will be bringing their production of Wyrd Sisters to the stage in early June!

When: Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th June 2016
Venue: Parkside Community Hall, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HX (phone 01525 634 215)
Time: 7:45pm both shows
Tickets: £10, available from 07817528077 or masqueradetheatregroup@gmail.com


wossname: (Plays)
Crivens! Unseen Theatre's raved-about production of The Wee Free Men, adapted and directed by Pamela Munt, is still on the go! Four more performances, tomorrow through Saturday. If you're in or near Adelaide on the Continent of Fourecks, do go see this world premiere production.

"Munt uses a very clever device for staging scene changes in this production – the ‘Wee Free Men’ steal all the props and set dressing... These blue-faced, kilted, Scottish-speaking wee ones are hilarious, bounding around on stage like the Keystone Kops on steroids." – Brian Godfrey, Adelaide Theatre Guide

"Here's the thing about fantasy on stage: it's usually far superior or a good deal shoddier than real life. The action in this production is inflated; exuberant slices of satire that begins with a simple knock-knock joke and ends with sprawling whopping wedges of laugh-out-loud humour." – Stephen Davenport, Barefoot Review

"The Unseen Theatre Company has again succeeded in bringing Discworld to life. Any fans of Sir Terry Pratchett’s works are encouraged to attend." – Nicola Woolford, Glam Adelaide

When: Wed. 27th, Thu. 28th, Fri. 29th and Sat. 30th April
Venue: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St., Adelaide, SA 5000
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: Adults $22; Concession $18; Children $18; Groups (6+) $16; TREv $16; Families (2 A & 2ch.) $60, available online at
https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=175695 or by contacting http://www.bakehousetheatre.com





And before heading to the play, why not consider dropping by the City of Small Gods Pratchett fanclub's "Black Hat dinner" in honour of Sir Pterry's birthday on Thursday (the 28th, of course), at the Caledonian Hotel on the corner of O'Connell Street and Barton Terrace in North Adelaide!

For more info about the City of Small Gods gang, go to https://ausdwcon.org/fan-clubs/adelaide/
wossname: (Plays)
LORDS AND LADIES IN SHREWSBURY

The Ruyton Amateur Theatrical Society aka RATS will be staging their production of Lords and Ladies next week!

When: 1st and 2nd April 2016
Venue: Village Hall, Church Street, Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1LJ
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £7 (£5 for over-60s and 16-and-unders), available on the door or in advance from Cafe Eleven on Church Street (phone 7976 024654) or the Box Office (phone 07950 838349). For further info, email Chrissie Niddrie-Davies at cnd998@hotmail.co.uk




GOOD OMENS IN HESSE, GERMANY

Having already successfully taken on Discworld productions including Wyrd Sisters, Monstrous Regiment and Eric, German theatre company Die Dramateure will present Ein Gutes Omen (Good Omens) next month!

When: 8th and 9th April 2016 (also on 16th April, see below)
Venue: Burgerhaus Bruchkobel, Jahnstrabe 3, 63486 Bruchkobel
Time: 1930
Tickets: €8,50 (€7 online) To purchase online, go to: http://www.dramateure.com/kontakt#vvk

There will be a further performance on 16th April at a different venue. For more information, go to:
http://kunstforum-seligenstadt.de/veranstaltung/ein-gutes-omen

http://www.dramateure.com/eingutesomen-2016
wossname: (Plays)
WYRD SISTERS IN HAMPSHIRE

The Worthy Players of the appropriately-named Kings Worthy will be staging their production of Wyrd Sisters next month! "This Worthy Players show also coincides with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's passing. Funds will be raised through this production for Alzheimer's charity and the Orangutan Foundation, Terry Pratchett's preferred charities."

When: 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd April 2016
Venue: Jubilee Hall, London Road, Kings Worthy, Hants SO23
Time: 7.30pm all shows (doors open at 7pm)
Tickets: £7 (Adults) and £6 (Seniors, Children and Students), available from the box office (phone 07599 981922), by email to tickets@theworthyplayers.co.uk or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/122778 (there are no extra fees for online bookings)

http://www.theworthyplayers.co.uk/
wossname: (Plays)
New Zealand's Titirangi Theatre open their 2016 season with their production of Wyrd Sisters, running this week!

When: NOW through 19th March 2016 (except Monday 14th, dark)
Venue: Titirangi Theatre, Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland, NZ
Time: 8m evening shows; Saturday 12th matinee 2pm; Sunday 13th performance 4pm
Tickets: $20 and $15, available at Titirangi Pharmacy (phone 817 7658), or online at
https://www.patronbase.com/_TitirangiTheatre/Productions/WS16/Performances

www.titirangitheatre.co.nz


wossname: (Plays)
MORT IN BRIGHTON: A SPECIAL PTERRY TRIBUTE READING

The New Venture Theatre will be presenting a special tribute "performed reading" of Mort – the Stephen Briggs adaptation, directed by Dan Walker – in March: "One year after his passing, this Performed Reading is a celebration of Terry Pratchett’s life and work, and features one of his most popular and humanitarian characters: Death Himself."

When: 11th and 12th March 2016
Venue: Theatre Upstairs, New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton, BN1 2PT
Time: 7:45pm both shows
Tickets: £6.00, available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/117203

http://www.newventure.org.uk/


GUARDS! GUARDS! IN HELSINKI

Thespians Anonymous, an English-speaking amateur theatre group in Finland, are staging the Stephen Briggs adaptation of Guards! Guards! next month. "Join us in the deep dive into the world of fantasy and comedy. Dragons, magic, many laughs and a few drunks – all that and a little bit more awaits you at our shows in the end of March!"

When: 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th March 2016
Venue: Gloria, Kulttuuriareena, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12
Time: 19.00 all shows
Tickets: €13 (€11 concession), available onine at https://holvi.com/shop/thespiansanonymous/ or at the door (cash only) for €14 (€12 concession). Group discounts (€10 per ticket) are available for groups of 10 people or more. "Just add 10+ tickets to your basket on HOLVI and insert discount code GUARDSGROUP. You will get the discount automatically!"

http://blog.thespiansanonymous.org/


WYRD SISTERS IN READING

Caversham Park Theatre will present their production of Wyrd Sisters in April! "If you have never experienced the late Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld but wonder what you might have missed... Caversham Park Theatre is proud to stage Wyrd Sisters. We hope you will dip your toe into Sir Terry’s Discworld and discover a whole new universe of thoughtful comedy."

When: 12th, 13th and 14th May 2016
Venue: Milestone Centre, Northbrook Rd, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6PF
Time: 8pm for 12th and 13th April, 7pm for 14th April
Tickets: £7.00, available by phone (01189 481 377) or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/118288
Book online at: www.cavparktheatre.org.uk or phone 0118-948-1377


WYRD SISTERS IN DEREHAM

The Dereham Theatre Company will present their performances of the Stephen Briggs adaptation of Wyrd Sisters in March!

When: 10th–12th March 2016
Venue: Dereham Memorial Hall, 62a Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1AD
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions for those aged 18 and under or over 60). Available Tuesday through Friday 10am–4pm and Saturday 9am–3pm at The Little Gallery, 62 Norwich Street NR19 1AD; by phone 01362 690 969; and by post cheques (supported by a valid cheque card) should be made payable to "Dereham Theatre Company" and posted to the address above with a stamped self-addressed envelope if you would like the tickets sent to you. Tickets can also be booked online at http://derehamtheatre.co.uk/ "On-line booking and sales from The Little Gallery will be withdrawn on the day of each performance. On the day of a performance tickets for that performance can only be purchased from the Box Office at Dereham Memorial Hall no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance."

For full booking details, go to http://dosoc.co.uk/bookingdetails.asp

http://dosoc.co.uk/production2.asp


MORT IN CHELMSFORD

After last year's triumph, Chelmsford Theatre Workshop are back with another Discworld production! Director Lynne Foster says, "I have loved to read Terry Pratchett since his first books were published – and over 20 years ago , Wyrd Sisters was one of the first plays I appeared in... After a break of a few years CTW once again put on a Terry Pratchett last year – a production of Wyrd Sisters – significantly just after Terry passed away. So – when I was thinking what to submit for 2015/6 season, I re-read Mort – and loved it – it has everything, magic, feisty young protagonists, and best of all – DEATH! I think Pratchett's plays are quite difficult to translate to the theatre, but in my opinion, Mort is the most successful. I spoke to the team who put on Wyrd Sisters who agreed to work with me on this – and the rest – as they say – is history. The whole team is looking forward to producing a fast paced, entertaining wonderful production in March."

When: 9th – 19th March 2016 (daily performances from Wednesdays to Saturdays)
Venue: The Old Court Theatre, 233 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 (phone 01245 606505)
Email boxoffice@chelmsfordbc.gov.uk
Website www.ctw.org.uk
Time: 7.45pm all shows
Tickets: £10.00 (£9.00 for over-60s, Under-16s or Students). A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and debit card payments made in person and by telephone (01245 606505). To purchase tickets online, go to http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=CHEM&organ_val=26146&event_val=TWAI&schedule=list, then click the Buy Tickets button for your desired date.

http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/mort


LORDS AND LADIES IN HAMPSHIRE

The Collingwood RSC Theatre Club – the RS stands for Random Salad in this case – have been presenting various Discworld plays for over 18 year now. Now, following on from Wyrd Sisters in 2011 and Witches Abroad in 2014, they are completing the original Witches trilogy with their first production of Lords and Ladies!

When: 20th – 23rd April 2016
Venue: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hants PO14 1AS
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: can be booked at the box office (phone 07502 037922) or by emailing collingwoodrsc@sky.com



THE WEE FREE MEN IN ADELAIDE, FOURECKS

The Unseen Theatre gang bring on a new era of Discworld adaptations with The Wee Free Men, adapted and directed by Pamela Munt! "In the first of a series of Discworld novels for young adults, we meet the young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching – a girl who reads the dictionary for fun – because no-one ever told her not to. With a trusty frying pan as her weapon, her grandmother's magic book (well actually its called 'Diseases of the Sheep') and the Wee Free Men by her side, Tiffany ventures into the realm of faerie land to rescue her very sticky, and not particularly likeable, baby brother. But, of course, all is not what it seems..."

When: Wed. 15th April to Sat. 30th April 2016; a Sunday 17th April matinee is to be confirmed
Venue: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St. Adelaide
Time: 7.30pm all evening shows; 2pm matinee
Tickets: Adults $22; Concession $18; Children $18; Groups (6+) $16; TREv $16; Families (2 A & 2ch.) $60. Al tickets for the Preview night (15th April) are $15. To book online, go to www.bakehousetheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night, subject to availability. Box office opens 7pm.

http://bakehousetheatre.com/shows/wee-free-men


LORDS AND LADIES IN SWITZERLAND

The Gay Beggars theatre group of the University of Basel will present their production of Lords and Ladies, adapted by Irana Brown, in May!

When: 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 27th and 29th April; also, 1st, 3rd, 6th and 7th May 2016
Venue: Cellar Theatre of the English Seminar, University of Basel, Nadelberg 6
Time: 8pm all shows, except 1st May which starts at 5pm
Tickets: CHF25 (students, apprentices, AHV, IV CHF15). There is a group discount for school classes of CHF10 per student; contact reservations@gay beggars.ch for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets can be reserved by emailing reservations@gaybeggars.ch. "Reserved tickets must be picked up at the evening box office (opens one hour before the show).'

http://www.gaybeggars.ch/


...and here be a few posters:






wossname: (Plays)
Maskerade is coming to Southend in March!

Director Mark Delf writes:
East Essex Players are once again climbing aboard the Great A'Tuin as they bring the late and great Terry Pratchett's tale of opera phantoms to Southend. The theatre company brought Wyrd Sisters to life in November 2014 to sold out audiences and are hoping to recreate its success again March this year.

"We had such a great time working on Wyrd Sisters and look forward to the same challenge with Maskerade" says East Essex Players chairman Hazel Latcham, "Due to its popularity we are even sticking in two extra performances due to how quickly it sold out!"


When: 15th - 19th March 2016
Venue: Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 9LA (phone 01702 351135)
Time: all evening shows 7.30pm. Matinees on Thursday 17th and Saturday 19th March 2.30pm
Tickets: £11.50 and £12.50. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies capped at six per order. To purchase online, go to http://bit.ly/1nxQ6p8 and click on the Buy button for your chosen date

http://www.eastessexplayers.co.uk/
http://www.sosac.co.uk/c/?776
wossname: (Plays)
The Class 10 Players of Ringwood Waldorf School tell us that there will be a special school play this weekend. Yes, it's Wyrd Sisters time!

When: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February 2016
Venue: Ringwood Waldorf School, Folly Farm Lane, Ashley, Hants BH24 2NN
Time: 7.30pm both shows
Tickets: FREE entry! But making a donation on the door is the decent thing :-)


wossname: (Anthill inside)
"This is your chance to get in early for HALF PRICE (based on the adult ticket price). Book an "Earlybird" ticket for $11, from now until Feb 4th. After that deadline we revert to the normal ticket prices.

"THESE EARLYBIRD TICKETS APPLY TO THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY: Friday 15th, Wednesday 20th, and Thursday 21st April."

http://www.trybooking.com/175695

General info for Unseen's upcoming production:

When: Wed. 15th April to Sat. 30th April 2016; a Sunday 17th April matinee is to be confirmed
Venue: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St. Adelaide
Time: 7.30pm all evening shows; 2pm matinee
Tickets: Adults $22; Concession $18; Children $18; Groups (6+) $16; TREv $16; Families (2 A & 2ch.) $60; Preview all tix $15. To book online, go to www.bakehousetheatre.com Tickets also available at the door on the night, subject to availability. Box office opens 7pm.

http://bakehousetheatre.com/shows/wee-free-men

And here be an iconograph of some of the main cast in rehearsal:
wossname: (Rats!)
Get your Feegle on, O Thespians of Fourecks' state of South Australia! Unseen Theatre's next Discworld play will NOT be Feet of Clay – instead, they have been given permission to stage the first Tiffany Aching novel, The Wee Free Men!

"What makes The Wee Free Men so wonderful is Pratchett's ability to make realistic, human characters in the middle of an otherwise zany world."

"There is such humanity and feeling in the undercurrents of this book that you won' be able to help but be taken back to your own childhood moments that have remained untainted by the harsh reality of adulthood."

The play will run from 15th to 30th April 2016 – but first, a cast is needed. Director Pamela Munt says, "Roles available: Too wide and varied to mention. Just come along if you are interested."

Auditions info:

When: Sunday 29th November 2015
Venue: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
Time: 5pm

Rehearsals will be held each week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, running to this schedule:

December 8th to 20th (Christmas break)
Jan 3rd to Feb 11th (Fringe break)
March 15th to April 14th (Production Week commences Sunday April 10th)

If you are interested in auditioning, contact Pamela Munt at pamela@unseen.com.au to let her know. "No appointment time is necessary because the auditions will be run in a group format. BUT we do need an idea of numbers."

To view the Unseen Theatre's Facebook page, go to http://on.fb.me/1NRYGVH
wossname: (Plays)
We Are Theatre will be presenting their production of Mort next June -- the 21st and 22nd, at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York. But first, it's auditions time!




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