MORT OPENS THIS WEEKEND!
Tickets for the show can be purchased at the door, or at the links below.
For performances on the 16th – 30th October: http://www.trybooking.com/158774
For the Halloween Gala night 31st October: http://www.trybooking.com/158775
- Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.
”Mort” by Terry Pratchett
The cult literary series Discworld returns to the Rochdale Theatre this October! Having previously presented “Wyrd Sisters” and “Guards! Guards!”, the dynamic duo of director Gray Wilson and producer/actor Jason Smith have teamed up again to bring Death’s first major adventure to Lismore.
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, “The Colour of Magic”, was published in 1983. His fortieth Discworld novel, “Raising Steam”, was published in 2013. His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015. The LTC is presenting this play in his memory.
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk. Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death’s adopted daughter, Ysabell – who has been 18 for 35 years – and his mysterious manservant Albert – whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces – but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. He also, of course, meets Death. On Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Death really is a 7 foot skeleton in a black hooded robe and wielding a a scythe. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around on a magnificent white horse called Binky.
“Mort”, along with many other Discworld plays, was adapted to the stage by Stephen Briggs. Stephen has been involved in amateur dramatics for over 25 years and he assures us that the play can be staged without needing the budget of Industrial Light and Magic. Not only that, but the cast should still be able to be in the pub by 10 o’clock!
“Mort” will be on stage at the Rochdale Theatre on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 8pm. There will be two Sunday matinees on October 18 & 25 at 5pm. Tickets for the shows are $20/$15, except for the final “Halloween Gala” costume night on the 31st, which will be $30 for all tickets. The Gala Night tickets will include a complimentary drink and nibbles and there will be prizes awarded for the best costumed audience member.
*Note: The performances of this play will involve the use of strobe lighting.