UNSEEN THEATRE COMPANY
presents Sir Terry Pratchett’s
“THE WEE FREE MEN”
Adapted for the stage and Directed by Pamela Munt
SNIPPETS FROM REVIEWS:
Eccentric, charming and endearing… A show for the whole family, The Wee Free Men is scattered with comedy, satire and life lessons for us all. If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett, you will love this adaptation. …Josie Giorgio was a particular stand-out, Natalie Haigh’s performance brought dynamism and charisma, while the tongue in cheek humour of Toad played by Hugh O’Connor brought a beautiful energy to the stage” – Sarah Jean – TREv
“Cordial, stimulating, and above all funny.. Munt’s stage version of .. The Wee Free Men is a rare stage adaptation that more than lives up to the standard set by its creator, the late Sir Terry Pratchett….The show is an absolute riot of comedy and resourceful staging.. . Don’t miss it! Or there will be a reckoning! Crivens!” – Stephen Davenport – Barefoot Review
“The Wee Free Men delivered tongue-in-cheek humour, honoured the fantasy of the original novel, and boasted an exemplary cast…. Giorgio in particular should be praised, as she displayed great talent for a year-12 student. The ‘Wee Free Men’ ensemble was unerring in their portrayal of the pilfering pixies” Nicola Woolford – Glam Adelaide.
An hilarious Discworld faerie tale for young adults, old youngsters and anyone in between.
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……..
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.