Discworld hits the stage in Australia
"It's been a long time since I seen a theatre played properly" - Granny Weatherwax, Wyrd Sisters.
If you also haven't seen much theatre lately, there's plenty of chances in the next few months all around the country!
Brisbane Arts Theatre presents Sir Terry Pratchett's Lords and Ladies, adapted by Irana Brown and Directed by John O'Connor.
Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg - the witches of Lancre - are the Discworld's only hope of rescue when elves threaten to take control with their hypnotic 'glamour'. Standing stones, wizards, Morris men, rude mechanicals, country lore and ancient magic all combine in this adaptation of one of Sir Terry's finest.
With a full supporting cast of dwarves, wizards, trolls and one orangutan, the hilarious Lords and Ladiesdelivers an abundance of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place.
Performances have already begun! They will continue to run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until 21st October. Pratchett Partisans have already attended!
Unseen Theatre Company presents Sir Terry Pratchett's The Truth, adapted by Stephen Briggs and Directed by Pamela Munt.
There's been a murder. Allegedly. But William de Worde, accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper, has got an inside line on the hot story. The facts say that Ankh-Morpork's ruler, Lord Vetinari, is guilty. But as Willam soon learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. There's that pesky little thing called The Truth that just keeps trying to get out. But dark forces high up in Ankh-Morpork's society are trying to keep The Truth in. They are plotting to overthrow Lord Vetinari and have employed two Tarantino-esque thugs, Mr. Tulip and Mr. Pin for this purpose. They mean business. Luckily William has an informant. He can't be a talking dog because dogs can't talk. He's known only as... Deep Bone.
William just wants to get at THE TRUTH. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William, and it's only the third edition...
Performances from Wednesday-Saturday starting October 27 until November 11. (and featuring a few familiar faces you may have seen or met at the Australian Discworld Convention!)
Or if you'd like to attend in a group with the City of Small Gods - be sure to join the Facebook group and keep your eye out for the event!
Squabbalogic Presents a Development Reading of An Apocalyptically Atypical New Musical Based on Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Music and Lyrics by Vicki Lanarch and Jim Hare.
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.
Not actually looking forward to the coming rapture are a fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. They team up to circumvent the end of days but there is only one problem. Someone seems to have misplaced the Anti-Christ.
Good Omens The Musical has been in development for some time and is preparing a workshop phase. Before we head into the rehearsal room, we will present this unique opportunity for an audience to participate in an often-mysterious process by presenting a reading of the current draft of the script and songs for this exciting new piece.
There's also rumours of the Mended Drummers and Western Drummers getting together to see it, so check out their Facebook groups too!
Roleystone Theatre presents Sir Terry Pratchett's Mort, adapted by Stephen Briggs and directed by Brad Towton.
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, the gangly Mort encounters not only Death's adopted daughter, Ysabell - who has been 16 for 35 years - and his mysterious manservant Albert - whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces - but also an incompetent young 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 scythe. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, he said, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY.
The Treacle Mining Corporation is your place to check for a potential group visit! Join their Facebook group to participate in lots of fun activities.
If you know of any other performances of Discworld or Terry Pratchett-based plays or theatre happening in Australia, please contact us and we'll happily pass the word along!
You can find some amazing pictures and video from the recent convention RIGHT HERE with links directly to our Flickr group and Youtube channel. If you have pictures to contribute, please feel free to join the Flickr group and add your photos there - if you have video you'd be happy for us to share on our Youtube channel, please get in contact so we can work things out with you!
Thank you to everyone who completed our survey. Your feedback has been very helpful in working out what everyone loved, what people didn't like so much, and stuff we can do better next time. Some of you left us some kind words so we've put up a collection of quotes here!
As announced at the closing ceremony of Nullus Anxietas VI, the next convention - Nullus Anxietas VII - will be held in April 2019 in Melbourne, and will be themed around Going Postal. That's all we know for the moment, but if you are keen you can buy your supporting membership here.
Check out the wonderful promo video that the Nullus Anxietas VII committee put together!
... so until our next update, Nullus Anxietas!