The first time I encountered Shakespeare’s original – at the age of five or six – I thought Macbeth was the name of whatever it was the weird sisters might be cooking in the cauldron, and my favourite lines have always been “Hail! Hail! Hail!”

Imagine, then, my delight when I was invited by Colour It In Theatre Company to “pull up a chair, call the cat a bastard” and watch a truly unique adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s spin on the Scottish play, where the weird sisters check their diaries to see when they shall “meet again”. Back at the East Kilbride Arts Centre by popular demand for one night only, I feel it should have been given another run.

When the Duke and Duchess conspire to murder King Verence of Lancre, his son and crown are given to a coven of witches whose presence in the kingdom is considered to be lucky. The witches then pass the baby to a touring theatre company and hide Verence’s crown in the props-box, proving on one hand that it takes an army to raise a child, and on the other, that a theatre is the best place to stash incriminating evidence.

It’s a farcical, comical, political celebration of ham with hypnotic music and a range of location-specific sound effects. The good stuff happens in a bare space in front of a curtain where we meet the notorious three: beer-drinking Nanny Ogg, torn-faced Granny Weatherwax, and the young, sultry Magrat Garlick, who isn’t in Kansas anymore. The entire cast are remarkable throughout, though Heather Roberts is especially strong as the Fool, particularly in a brief, spotlit monologue. The vocal energy from all is fantastic, and the sequence of tableaux – beautifully directed by Martin Haddow – gives us a slideshow of visual treats.

Much of the action – including an underground witch hunt, the Duke’s nervous breakdown, and a game of eye spy in the dungeon – is witnessed by a vigilant portrait of the late King, posed by Jamie Adams Taylor, whose opening death scene serves as the starting pistol for proceedings. The value in using “whatever you’ve got” is put to the test. Anything could lie behind that back curtain. In one scene, the coven utilise soap powder and a scrubbing brush to bring forth a demon. Featuring a show-stealing performance from Stewart Campbell, this scene was right up there with the bouncer-esque guards’ double-act.

With parchment, quills, a sign declaring “EARTHQUAKE” and a cute, unashamedly-played love affair between the Fool and Magrat, we are reminded that “cats can look after themselves, countries can’t”. Pratchett gives the witches a voice, and Martin Haddow, with the sterling cast, amplifies those voices.

Wyrd Sisters was at the East Kilbride Arts Centre. For more information see Colour It In’s Facebook page.