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Wyrd sisters to debut at theatre
TERRY Pratchett’s twisted take on Shakespeare classics Macbeth and Hamlet, called Wyrd Sisters, comes to the Towngate Theatre, Basildon, on Wednesday, January 28.
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, from the sixth novel in the fantasy comedy, Discworld series, this is the tale of an evil duke who murders his cousin to grab the throne.
In the ensuing mayhem, he is tormented in turn by his victim’s ghost, his pushy wife and a coven of West Country witches.
They are Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg – monarch of a large tribe of Oggs, and owner of the most evil cat in the world – and junior witch Magrat Garlick.
The trio set out to restore the true king, whom circumstances have thrust into their care, even though he would much rather become an actor than wear a crown. The Duke, to stop them interfering, sets out to rewrite history, with a play designed to hide his crime and discredit the witches.
To find out what happens, you will have to go and watch this anything but ordinary tale of good versus evil.
Wyrd Sisters runs until Saturday, January 31, with doors opening at 8pm.
Tickets cost £10, concessions £7.50, and are available in advance by calling 01268 417854.