FIFTY YEARS OF TERRY PRATCHETT
16 November 2021 marks 50 years of Terry as a published author.
By a delightful coincidence, the revised dates for our delayed Discworld play - MURDER IN ANKH-MORPORK - are the same week as that anniversary.
'The Carpet People' was published on 16 November 1971. And on 17-20 November 2021, we will be staging a celebration of Terry's work - featuring some of his best-loved characters - the Ankh-Morpork's City Watch.
We are delighted that the show will be officially sponsored by Terry's Estate.
We wanted to stage a play involving the Ankh-Morpork Night Watch. But we'd already staged all of Stephen Briggs' dramatizations featuring this noble group of guardians of justice. By coincidence, this year also marks the thirtieth anniversary of our first Pratchett play (and the first Pratchett dramatisation ever) - Wyrd Sisters.
Stephen 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. All Terry.
The city is protected by the multiverse's most diverse police force. But a new threat is emerging - the Discworld's first and only firearm. The Gonne.