Pratchett's Maskerade takes to the stage

This Is Wiltshire:

A TERRY Pratchett novel is being brought to the stage by an amateur drama group in Trowbridge.

Maskerade, the 18th novel in the Discworld series, has been adapted for the stage by Stephen Biggs.

Trowbridge Players director Angela Giddings said a host of local performers were taking part in this version of the Phantom of the Opera, with quirky twists.

She said: "It involves quite a large cast and many young performers.

"It is an exciting project for the Trowbridge Players."

The story centres on Perdita X (known as Agnes to her friends), who is seeking her fortune as an opera singer in Ankh-Morpork.

All seems perfectly normal until a ghostly phantom begins to wreak havoc.

Other key characters include the witch extraordinaire Granny Weatherwax and the saucy Nanny Ogg.

The production takes to the stage on Wednesday (Oct 1) at the Arc Theatre in College Road, Trowbridge.

Performances will run until Saturday and tickets are priced at £8 each or £6 for concessions.

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