Auditions for Wyrd Sisters
By Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs.
Sun 29th Sept at 2pm &
Tues 1st Oct at 7.30pm at Progress Theatre
Performances 16th-25th January 2020 including Saturday matinees
Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up until the knobcomes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players and a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).
Granny Weatherwax – a witch. Tall and thin. Female 60s+
Nanny Ogg – a witch. Short and dumpy. Female, 60s+
Magrat Garlick – a witch. Female, 20-30s
Verence – Late King of Lancre
Leonel Felmet – Duke of Lancre
Lady Felment – Duchess of Lancre
Vitoller – an actor/manager
Mrs Vitoller – his wife
Tomjon – son of Verence
Hwel – a playwright
Robbers, players, guests, guards, peasants.
Aside from the witches, ages and genders are flexible.
Auditions open to all.
You only need to attend one of the audition dates and there is no need to prepare anything in advance. If you would like to see a script, please ask Chris (details below) or there are plenty of copies in Reading Central Library.
There will be a read through of the play at Progress Theatre at 2pm on Sat 7th Sept – all welcome.
If you have any questions, or would like to be considered but can't make the audition dates, please contact director Chris Moran on 07729 501350 or at email@example.com prior to the auditions.