The principal city on Discworld is protected by the multiverse's most diverse police force. But a new threat is emerging - the Disc's first and only firearm. The Gonne.

Terry's friend and collaborator, Stephen Briggs, got special permission to put together an affectionate mash-up incorporating characters and bits from Guards! Guards!Thud! and Feet of Clay, woven respectfully into the core plot of Men at Arms.


We were amazed and delighted that the show has sold out so quickly (in under 9 hours!). 


We can't offer a listing for returns. Experience tells us that returns, if any, only get notified at the last minute - often only on the day of performance, when there simply isn't time to start asking around.  


Disabled Access. Please do note the Theatre is part of Abingdon's medieval Abbey Buildings - a scheduled ancient monument. There are lots of steps and awkward changes of level throughout the building. There is, effectively, no wheelchair access and the buildings do pose major challenges for anyone with mobility issues.


We have sold this show to the theatre's capacity. Our Front of House team will do their very best to seat people together -- but please arrive in good time or this may not be possible.

WINTER RESTRICTIONS? Recent articles in the press have implied the government might consider further measures as 'winter' approaches and that these might require venues to ensure customers can provide evidence of having had both jabs - or a negative test result the day before the event. Sounds like a good reason to get those jabs done!

Stephen Briggs, on adapting Terry for the stage:

When I first adapted Terry for the stage (back in 1990), it was because I liked, enjoyed and admired his inventive and witty writing. 

I knew, of course, that cuts would have to be made to fit an 80,000 word novel into a two hour play. My challenge was to ensure that my stage versions would still accurately reflect his characters, humour and plots. I aimed to retain, and portray, the spirit of each book.

Terry came to see all twenty of my shows, and liked what I did with them (to be fair, some more than others!).

I've written three more Pratchett shows since Terry passed - but I always have him sitting at my shoulder as I write, and I always picture him in the audience each night. I still write what I think he'd approve and enjoy.

Murder in Ankh-Morpork takes more liberties than a straight book-to-play adaptation, but I am still true to Terry's words, wit and characters. I think he'll enjoy it, and I hope his fans will, too.

I'm very grateful to Rob Wilkins and the Pratchett Estate for approving, and supporting, this project and title.

Stephen, with Terry, in the pub after 'Monstrous Regiment' in 2003.


We do have another show in mind. Brief details HERE.