The Heaton theatre’s current season continues next week, with a stage version of Sir Terry’s fourteenth novel in the Discworld series.
Irana Brown’s adaptation of Lords and Ladies is set in said weird and wonderful Discworld, where King Verence is to marry Magrat Garlick, a witch who is finding it rather difficult to adapt to court life at Lancre Castle.
Her struggle isn’t helped by an incursion of elves from a parallel universe, which prompts an outbreak of mischief starring trolls, Morris Dancers and the odd orangutan.
The play stars Kath Frazer, Sarah Farmer, Val Russell, Jessica Chapman and Sarah Scott. It is a parody of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and sees the return of much-loved book characters Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg.
The People’s Theatre is currently undergoing a renovation costing over £1m but productions are still valiantly going ahead.
Lords and Ladies is the last play of their current Season. The next Season will start in September and includes Alan Bennett’s Lady In The Van; smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors; a classic Christie whodunit and Panto Jack And The Beanstalk. Tickets will be on sale for all of these and more from the end of July/early August.
Lords and Ladies is at the People’s Theatre from Tuesday July 19 to Saturday July 23. Tickets from £11 are available by calling 0191 265 5020 or online here
Photos by Paula Smart