PREVIEW: Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, Westovian Theatre Society, South Shields

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FANTASY fans can get a dose of Discworld when Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters hits the stage in South Shields.

The fantastical comedy is a twisted take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Set in the mythical land of Lancre, part of Pratchett’s Discworld, Wyrd Sisters is the tale of a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of a murdered king, dim-witted soldiers, strolling players and a land in peril.

Oh, and three witches, of course. Don’t forget the witches.

The Westovian Theatre Society is staging the play – adapted for stage by Stehpen Briggs – at its base in the Pier Pavilion.

The amateur production will see both junior and senior wings of the society join forces on what is one of the more challenging pieces of drama the groups have undertaken.

The show runs from Monday March 31 to Saturday April 5 2014, starting at 7.30pm at the Pier Pavilion, Pier Parade, South Shields. Doors open 7pm.

Tickets cost £6 on Monday and Tuesday and £7 Wednesday to Saturday and are available from the Visitor Information Centre, Haven Point, South Shields. Tel. 0191 424 7788. Opening hours are 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 5pm until Saturday 29th.

From Monday March 31, tickets will be available at the Theatre Box office, which is open for telephone calls between 6.30pm and 8pm. Tel. 0191 456 0980.

Visit www.westovians.co.uk for more information.