Review: Lords and Ladies, Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company, Stage Two

Youth Theatre Company production of Lords and Ladiescontinues until December 16. Photo: Submitted

Youth Theatre Company production of Lords and Ladiescontinues until December 16. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Viv Thomas enjoys a lively adaptation of Terry Pratchett book.

A group of talented youngsters have been casting a spell over sell-out audiences at Stage Two in the past few days with a lively adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies.

What's not to like - good witches, evil elves, royalty, rustics, morris dancing, sword fights - all presented with lots of humour!

A Midsummer Night's Dream is referenced various times - but this story, adapted for the stage by Irana Brown, takes some of those themes and mischievously takes them in a different direction.

There were great performances all round as the cast (some portraying several characters) really got their teeth into comedic parts, with the leads particularly assured and impressive.


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Mention must also be made of the clever and extremely effective set, sound and lighting effects.

The last performance tonight (Sat 16th) will be audio described.

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