wossname: (Plays)
Tonight and tomorrow night, the East Bergholt Dramatic Society are presenting their production of Wyrd Sisters! "Terry Pratchett's marvellous Discworld characters are brought to life in this hilarious and fast paced adventure."

When: 31st March and 1st April 2017
Venue: Constable Hall, Gandish Road, Dedham and East Bergholt, CO7 6TP
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: £7 on the door (if any left), or £6 if ordered in advance from 07803475750 and 01473 311553, and from The Fountain House Tea Room in East Bergholt. Or contact sheilamartin@hotmail.co.uk

wossname: (Plays)
The University of Kent Players will stage their production of Wyrd Sisters in April, in aid of the Orangutan Foundation:

"Follow Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, our three witches, as they attempt to stop the destruction of their kingdom from the wicked Duke and Duchess. Expect ghosts, spells and a whole lot of fun as Pratchett’s reworking of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is brought to life."

When: 6th, 7th and 8th April 2017
Venue: Gulbenkian Arts Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB (phone for information 01227 769075)
Time: 7.30pm all shows
Tickets: £10 (assorted concessions £8), available online from http://www.thegulbenkian.co.uk/events.html


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)
Just a reminder to our readers in Fourecks that the world premiere of The Wee Free Men, adapted and directed by Pamela Munt for Australia's marvellous Unseen Theatre, opens next Saturday (16th April) at the earlier than usual time of 7.30pm! "Preview Night is already SOLD OUT! But there are plenty of other dates available including a MATINEE on Sunday 17th April at 2pm. Book Now to avoid disappointment."

WHEN: Saturday 16th April, then Wednesdays through Saturdays to 30th April 2016
VENUE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St., Adelaide, SA 5000
TIME: 7.30pm all shows, except Matinee on Sunday 17th April at 2pm
TICKETS: Adults $22; Concession $18; Children $18; Groups (6+) $16; TREv $16; Families (2 A & 2ch.) $60; available online at http://www.trybooking.com/175695 or through www.bakehousetheatre.com
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The Harleston Players Youth Theatre Company will be staging their production of Matthew Holmes' fabulous musical version of Johnny and the Bomb next weekend!

NOTE: the production will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Society, from ticket sales and through a raffle. If anyone reading this has any Pratchett-related items you'd be willing to give for the raffle, email Wossname via interact (at) pearwood (dot) info or mudracemike (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk.

"When young Johnny Maxwell and his friends Kirsty, Wobbler, Bigmac and Yo-less are transported back in time to 1941 (by a time-travelling shopping trolley), they find themselves in the thick of World War II. Can they save their street from a catastrophe which they know is just around the corner? Who is the mysterious Sir John, and why does he employ 'Men in Black'? And will they all get safely back to the present?"

When: 15th and 16th April 2016
Venue: Sancroft Studio, Archbishop Sancroft High School, Wilderness Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9DD
Time: 7.30pm both evenings; also, 2.30pm matinee on the 16th
Tickets: £4, available from Sue Read Shoes or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/harlestonplayers


wossname: (Plays)

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


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:

wossname: (Plays)

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)

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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



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!"



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


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



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.



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 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.



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).'


...and here be a few posters:

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."


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.


And here be an iconograph of some of the main cast in rehearsal:
wossname: (GNU Terry Pratchett)
Studio Theatre, home of all those Stephen Briggs Discworld adaptation world premieres, will be doing a Dickensian musical titled Humbug! later this year – but then...

"...our next show will be a Discworld play, timed for Terry's and Shakespeare's birth months – TERRY PRATCHETT: the Shakespeare Codex, which we'll be staging on 6 to 9 April 2016.

"Discworld's 'stars' have to stop the elves taking over our world, make Shakespeare write A Midsummer Night's Dream ... and ensure the potato is discovered!

"Featuring Ridcully, Rincewind, Granny Weatherwax, Angua, Vetinari, Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I ... & the Earl of Oxford.

"Based loosely on The Science of Discworld II: the Globe, Lords & Ladies, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Staged in April 2016 (both Terry's and Shakespeare's birth month)."


Wossname will post details of times and tickets when it's closer to the date, but it's a great thing to look forward to!


wossname: Clacks rendering of SPEAK HIS NAME to keep Pratchett on the Overhead (Default)

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