UNSEEN THEATRE COMPANY
“THE WEE FREE MEN”
An hilarious Discworld faerie tale for young adults, old youngsters and anyone in between.
Original novel by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Adapted for the stage and Directed by Pamela Munt
In the first of a series of Discworld novels for young adults, we meet the young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching – a girl who reads the dictionary for fun – because no-one ever told her not to.
With a trusty frying pan as her weapon, her grandmother’s magic book (well actually its called “Diseases of the Sheep”) and the Wee Free Men by her side, Tiffany ventures into the realm of faerie land to rescue her very sticky, and not particularly likeable, baby brother.
But, of course, all is not what it seems. This is not the world of bright pretty flowers, blue skies with fluffy white clouds, kind fairies, impish pixies and happy endings that abound in our childhood picture books.
Instead, Tiffany must face a world where dreams can come to life and really hurt you. She must battle headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams and ultimately the sinister Queen of the Faeries herself. . . .
Not to worry, – she has The Wee Free Men – the fightin’, thievin’, pictsies who were thrown out of Fairyland for being Drunk and Disorderly to help her……..
SNIPPETS FROM REVIEWS OF THE BOOK:-
“In a riveting narrative that is equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breathtaking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled”. – Good Reads Book review – 4.5 stars
“What makes The Wee Free Men so wonderful is Pratchett’s ability to make realistic, human characters in the middle of an otherwise zany world” – Book Slut Review
“There is such humanity and feeling in the undercurrents of this book that you won’t be able to help but be taken back to your own childhood moments that have remained untainted by the harsh reality of adulthood.” – Fantasy Book Review – UK
WHEN: April 15 to 30 (Wed to Sat) at 7.30pm; Sunday April 17 matinee at 2pm
WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas St. Adelaide
TICKETS: Adults $22; Concession $18; Children $18; Groups (6+) $16; TREv $16; Families (2 A & 2ch.) $60; Preview all tix $15.