NCMH sponsored Monstrous Productions aim for third time lucky

A Cardiff theatre company sponsored by NCMH will perform its third production in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK this November.

Monstrous Productions is managed by former NCMH field team member Amy Davies. The company specialises in stage adaptations of the works of Sir Terry Pratchett, who was himself diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2007.

Their new production is based on the author’s 1988 novel, Wyrd Sisters, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs and directed by Davies herself.

Wyrd Sisters tells the story of a trio of benevolent witches and their efforts to free the Kingdom of Lancre from the rule of the villainous Lord Felmet. Along the way they encounter magic, ghosts and a play within a play.

The production opens on 5th November at Cardiff’s Gate Arts Centre. As with the company’s previous productions, June 2013’s Carpe Jugulum and January 2014’s Mort, all proceeds will go to Alzheimers Research UK. To date, Monstrous Productions have raised over £5100 for the organisation.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring another Monstrous Productions performance” said NCMH Director Professor Ian Jones. “Not only have they raised an impressive sum of money for a good cause, but each production has helped to bring the issue of Alzheimer’s disease and research as a whole into the spotlight.”

Wyrd Sisters runs from 5th to 8th November at The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch St, Cardiff. Doors are at 7pm and curtain at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 or £6 concessions, and are available to buy online, or by emailing monstrousproductions2012@gmail.com.

 

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