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LORDS AND LADIES | Celeste Dadd

by Terry Pratchett, adapted for the stage by Irana Brown
at Davenies School July 26th – 29th
2018

​There is a Royal Wedding planned, but All is not well in the fantastical chalk and iron-laced grounds of Lancre. Stirrings of a magical nature are rumbling mischievously with evil intent, leading to an inevitable exciting and truly powerful magical showdown between good and evil.

Witches and Queens. The trousers of time. Elves and…iron.

New young upstart witch Diamanda and her small (but adequate for purposes) coven (Amanita and Perdita) are knowingly doing things they shouldn’t up at the ancient Standing Stones. Known as ‘The Dancers’, these Stones are a magical doorway for the Elves, who, being glamorous and eager for power, come when called, and Diamanda is stupid enough to call them, lured by Elf power and…Glamour.

The Queen of the Elves will stop at nothing to claim the land of humans for her own, but she never counted on the power of Granny Weatherwax and her coven – Nanny and Magrat – fighting back.

With a cast of larger-than-life wizards, witches, yokels, rude mechanicals, elves, trolls, a dwarf, orangutan (not a monkey!) and Oberonesque King of the Fairies; With a Royal Wedding, live band and quirky folk songs and an exciting talent-filled collaboration between Beaconsfield Theatre Group and The Young Theatre – this show promises to be a visual summer feast of funny and fun Discworldian entertainment not to be missed!

Will Magrat become the Queen she always wanted to be or will the Queen of the Elves defeat them all and defy centuries of folklore, folk songs and storytelling happy endings? Come and join us for a funny, family fuelled Midsummer’s Evening of magical Sir Terry Pratchett (May-he-rest-in-peace) penned entertainment – and find out!

The Young Theatre joins Beaconsfield Theatre Group in this great play, to be performed in the open air at Davenies School

PROFITS TO THE ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY AND YOUNG MINDS

 

 

Cast list
young esme             – Holly Golding
young ridcully         – Morgan Allen
granny weatherwax  – Helen Sharman
nanny ogg              – Diane Alexander
magrat garlick         – Rachel Manley
KingVerence (fool)   – Kieran McPhillips
queen of elves         – Suzie Lavington
long lankin             – Haydn Davis
long man               – Mark Oldknow
mustrum ridcully     – Roger Saper
ponder
 stibbons       – Jonathan Douglas
the bursar
              – John Sharman
the librarian           
– Raphael Darley
jason
 ogg              – Tom Curtis
weaver
                 – Kieran McPhillips
thatcher
               – Yasmin Dacre
bestiality carter
      – Tom McGrath
baker
                   – Morgan Allen
obidiah
                – Alexander Northwood
casanunda
            – Ewan McPhillips
diamanda
             – Gwennan Williams
amanita
               – Annabelle Langwade
perdita
                – Jess Woodrow
shawn ogg
           – Alastair Woodrow
pewsey ogg
         –  t.b.a
millie chillum
       – Pippa Dadd
troll
                  – Tom Curtis
mrs scorbic
         – Dana Kidson
coachman
           – Emily Ryan
mr spriggins
       – Nic Barton

chorus as dancers, villagers, wedding guests, trees, elves
     – Celeste Dadd, Holly Golding, Theo Wraight
– Jess Woodrow, Annabelle Langford, Emily Ryan
– Cormac Allen and Alvin Cohen

Musicians         –
Backstage
Director                   –  Sarah Golding
Assistant Director      – Tom McGrath
Musical director         – Margs Abbott
Stage manager           – Jane Clark
Lighting & deputy stage manager   – Matt Shraga
Costume                  – Kay Rogers, Lesley Baker, Lynne Benest
Properties                – Jan Hoggan and Sue Davie
Set                         – David Buckley, Andrew Rogers
Combat coach           – Mark Oldknow
Choreography           – Allie Baldwin
Publicity      – Mark Oldknow, Lisa Redgewell, Sue Dorman
Box office                – Ben Benest
Front of House         – Mark Oldknow