The L-Space Web : Plays : Lords and Ladies : 2002

August - Ripon


WITCHES GO ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES . . .

Terry Pratchett's Discworld? fantasy Lords and Ladies about a stone circle to be performed in stone circles.

Lime Tree Farm Stone Circle, Ripon, North Yorks 23, 24, 25 August

Will the three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlic succeed in preventing the elves taking over? This fantastic tale of elves and enchanted stone circles will be transferred from page to stage by a professional company of actors at two of the country's most attractive stone circles in a stage adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel by Irana Brown.

Lovers of Terry Pratchett or newcomers to his work will delight at this lively and energetic tale, presented by this talented company brought together for this production and directed by David Beaton. It will be presented out of doors in the centre of two stone circles. One, the Rollrights, is over 4000 years old, the other at Lime Tree Farm was build by traditional methods to celebrate the millennium. Both will add their own special magic to the performance.

It features Clare Welch as Granny Weatherwax, Jean Pinder as Nanny Ogg and Rebecca Naylor as Magrat. In a frenzy of lightning costume changes the 26 assorted elves, trolls, comic artisans, kings, wizards and dwarfs are played by just six actors (Freema Agyeman, Rohit Gokani, Michael Hucks, Sarah O'Keefe, Simon McLinden and Kate Waters). The action-packed battles between elves and mortals will be arranged by the UK's youngest fight director, Kate Waters. Design is by Philippa Broadhurst and original music by John Treherne.

Profits from this production will go to the Rollright Trust to further its work in preserving and improving access to the stones, and to Lime Tree Farm's biodiversity and natural habitat projects.

Lords and Ladies - performance dates, times and prices

Stone Circle, Lime Tree Farm
Hutts Lane,
Grewelthorpe,
nr Ripon. N.Yorks

Performances:
Friday 23 August 8.00pm
Saturday 24 August 8.00pm
Sunday 25 August 6.30pm

Tickets:
Purchased before 31 July 12.50, thereafter 15
Students and unemployed 7

Tickets bookable in advance from:
Lords And Ladies Productions
PO Box 333,
Banbury,
Oxfordshire
OX16 4RX
Fax 01295 277 244
http://www.rollrightstones.co.uk/

Press information/press tickets from: Karin Atwood 01295 271 771
David Beaton 020 8265 1274
Photographs available on request from 22 July


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