‘Is this a dagger I see before me?’
‘Um. No, my lord it’s my handkerchief, you see. You can sort of tell the difference if you look closely. It doesn’t have as many sharp edges’, says the Fool to his lord.
Waiheke Theatre Company’s 21st production is a lively tale of fantastical proportions, suitable for both a family audience and adults alike.
Terry Pratchett’s ‘Wyrd Sisters’ takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth with a pinch of Hamlet and a smidgeon of Midsummers Night Dream and then turns it up ‘till the knob comes off!
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, in this tale, there is a play within a play, witches, a wicked Duke and Duchess, a ghost (there's always a ghost!) and even Death makes an appearance, not to mention a wonderful collection of other characters one would expect from Shakespeare himself.
Terry Pratchett was an English humorist and satirist, his books were translated into 37 languages. In the 1990's he was the UK's no.1 top selling author until JK Rowling came along with Harry Potter.
Pratchett fans, of which there are many around the world and Shakespeare buffs will love this, and, if neither, you’ll still want to see a great fun show with comedy, romance, murder, magic, mayhem and madness.
Opens Thursday 5th August and runs over two weekends, finishing on Saturday 14th August. For further information and tickets visit the Artworks Community Theatre website.