Written by: Simon Bartolo
Directed by: Simon Bartolo
Date: 30rd April 2002
Venue: St. James Cavalier Theatre in the Round
Performers: Antonella Axisa, Loranne Vella, Claire Agius, Marc Spiteri, Chris Galea
Weird Sisters is a light-hearted one-act parody of King Lear and Macbeth , and was actually Aleateia’s second participation in the British Culture Association’s annual Shakespeare Commemoration.
Macbeth’s Weird Sisters decide that they’ve had enough of cauldrons and witchcraft so they play a trick on Lear’s daughters and possess their bodies. They become so cruel that they end up killing each other for Ed, Gloucester’s playboy son. Lear makes an appearance at the end with the T-shirt which Cordelia brought him from her honeymoon in Paris. On the front the shirt reads ‘KING’ but on the back it says: ‘my daughter married France and all I got was this lousy T-shirt’!