1st March 2002

STUDENT ACTORS HOPE TO AVOID TOIL AND TROUBLE

Creative students in Hull are planning to entertain fellow students and members of the local community with their dramatic performance of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Wyrd Sisters’ in April.

 

The University of Lincoln Amateur Dramatic Society based at the Cottingham Road campus was founded in 1999 and has won support from the University Student Union and the Hull Truck Theatre.

 

“Anyone can join the society from the total beginner to the experienced professional,” said Social Work student Catherine Brunton, who is vice president of the society.  “The present members are from a variety of courses and a few are international students.”

 

Members of the society are hoping their production of ‘Wyrd Sisters’ will build on the success of their last performance, ‘Little Women’, which was staged at the Inglemire campus last year.

 

“We had a good audience for ‘Little Women’,” said society president Michael Spall.  “Approximately 70 to 100 people turned up every night for the three nights the show ran.  The majority were students but a few enthusiastic locals also turned up at the door.”

 

‘Wyrd Sisters’ was first published in 1998 as a novel which combines elements of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Hamlet’ and which tells the story of a coven of witches who unwittingly get involved in royal politics.  The play is adapted from the novel by Stephen Briggs.

 

The production will be held at the Hull Grammar School, Cottingham Road on 27th, 28th and 29th April. 

 

Anybody who is interested in seeing the production should email Michael Spall at sirperc@yahoo.com.

 

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