Review of Feet of Clay by Christine Pyman

Reviewer: Christine Pyman
First published in: Broadway World

“FEET OF CLAY” is a Tale Of Political Manipulation, Murder, and Self-Realisation” – Broadway World Feet of Clay, like all of the richly interwoven stories of Sir Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld, provides another thread of background to his fantasy world, whilst standing very ably on its own feet, whether of clay or otherwise. This is the first golem story, which leads on to the well-known stories, Going Postal and Making Money. The tale explores what it means to be self-directed and, as such, is something to which everyone can relate. Cleverly, out of all of the Pratchett plays, this showed the hubble-bubble… Read more

Review of Carpe Jugulum by David Grybowski

Reviewer: David Grybowski
First published in: Db Magazine

THE THEATRE GENE for dB MAGAZINE     Carpe Jugulum Unseen Theatre Company Bakehouse Theatre Until 19 July Reviewed 5 July Have you seen an Unseen play?  Yes?  You probably have unthought thoughts, too, but who’s to know?  The Unseen Theatre Company, led from the front by Bakehouse’s Artistic Director, Pamela Munt, is the Terry Pratchett specialist in Adelaide.  Some say Terry Prachett’s Discworld series has a cult following, but it’s actually bigger than Ben Hur.  Pratchett was the UK’s best selling author of the 1990s with more than 55 million books sold worldwide, printed in thirty-three languages.  At last… Read more

Review of Carpe Jugulum by Stephanie Johnson

Reviewer: Stephanie Johnson
First published in: Australian Stage Online

By Stephanie Johnson.   Discworld has returned to the Bakehouse Theatre in another Pratchett play – Carpe Jugulum. If this means nothing to you then the prolific literary produce of Pratchett has somehow passed you by. It seems that the theatre going public can be divided into two categories – those who know nothing about Terry Pratchett’s 34 books, and those who are converts. The former come to see Pratchett’s quirky and satirical wit transcribed from his books into stage plays, with greater and lesser degrees of success. Those who know nothing about Discworld probably assume that it is a… Read more

Review of Carpe Jugulum by Brian Godfrey

Reviewer: Brian Godfrey
First published in: Adelaide Theatre Guide

CARPE JUGULUM Unseen Theatre Company Bakehouse Theatre Until 19 Jul 2008 Review by Brian Godfrey Stephen Briggs’s stage adaptations of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ novels appeal (as the books do) to a specific audience. The plays tend to be over-long and complicated. “Carpe Jugulum” seems to overcome this. With some judicious “slashing” of the script on director Pamela Munt’s part the show is shorter; has a cleaner, leaner storyline and becomes more of a Horror parody. True aficionados of Mr Pratchett’s work, however, may take umbrage at this – the opening night audience of this production did not. Fear not –… Read more

Review of Men at Arms by Rod Lewis

Reviewer: Rod Lewis

DISCWORLD is a flat, disc-shaped fantasy land which rides on the back of four gigantic elephants, who in turn are poised on the back of the mighty A’Tuin, a large, space-faring turtle which wanders through the stars in search of a mate. Once your mind can comprehend this fact of fiction, you are ready for the quirky comedy of Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms, based on the 15th novel in Pratchett’s Discworld series, and adapted to the stage by Stephen Briggs. Presented by the Unseen Theatre Company, Adelaide’s only resident theatre troupe to specialise in Pratchett plays, the complicated Discworld… Read more

Review of The Truth by Brian Godfrey

Reviewer: Brian Godfrey
First published in: Adelaide Theatre Guide
Date of review: 28 October 2017

THE TRUTH Unseen Theatre Company Bakehouse Theatre Until 11 Nov 2017 Review by Brian Godfrey – Adelaide Theatre Guide The late Sir Terry Pratchett’s world-renowned ‘Discworld’ series of novels have also morphed into other entertainment media as well; graphic novels, films, television and stage plays. Most of the latter, and probably the more successful, have been adapted by Stephen Briggs. One of the reasons that Briggs’ stage versions work so well is that he keeps the main plot succinct, whilst still managing to keep that wonderful Pratchett humour flowing. You do not really need a knowledge of the Disc to understand… Read more

Review of The Truth by Ewart Shaw

Reviewer: Ewart Shaw
First published in: The Advertiser
Date of review: 28 October 2017

The truth, they say, will set you free.   In this delightful whimsical evening, it will make you laugh, and also think. The arrival of ‘fake news’ and challenges to the freedom of the press makes this Pratchett story remarkably pertinent, and incidentally very funny. There’s less Discworld magic and more contemporary politics on stage as the City watch investigate a possible murder by the Patrician no less, and down the street, the daily newspaper is being invented. Unseen Theatre and founder Pamela Munt have developed a Bakehouse style of versatile performers, with many changes of costume, accent and beard, nipping… Read more

Review of The Truth by Allison Thomas

Reviewer: Allison Thomas
First published in: Encore Magazine
Date of review: 28 October 2017

The Truth Review by Allison Thomas “The Truth shall make ye free” is the basis of the latest play, adapted by Stephen Briggs, based on another of Terry Pratchett’s books performed by Unseen Theatre, directed and produced by Pamela Munt. It was enlightening to finally see Hugh O’Connor’s “real” face, after his many disguises as other characters and creatures in previous Pratchett plays I have seen. His stage presence and depiction of William de Worde, the intrepid journalist, was excellent. Danny Sag also provided lots of laughs with his clever accent as the reformed vampire Otto Chriek. And Pamela Munt’s… Read more

Review of The Truth by Christine Pyman

Reviewer: Christine Pyman
First published in: Broadway World
Date of review: 28 October 2017

BROADWAY WORLD Review: THE TRUTH at Bakehouse Theatre Reviewed by Christine Pyman, Saturday 28th October 2017. Sir Terry Pratchetts, The Truth, is, like all of his writing, so funny that the viewer, or reader, forgets the depth and darkness of the underlying truth. This story is set in the city of Ankh-Morpork, where William de Worde, played by Hugh O’Connor, finds his stride as a teller of truth and, finally, a purveyor of stories that may or not be truth. When the idea of mass dissemination of information to the population comes to the Discworld, only the Patrician, Lord Vetinari, once… Read more

Review of The Truth by Kerry Cooper

Reviewer: Kerry Cooper
First published in: Stage Whispers
Date of review: 30 October 2017

The Truth By Terry Pratchett, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Unseen Theatre Company. The Bakehouse Theatre. October 27-November 11, 2017 The Truth is the 25th novel in the Discworld series by esteemed English author Terry Pratchett, and adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs. Director Pamela Munt has assembled a large cast to bring its absurd mix of characters to life in Unseen Theatre Company’s production. William de Worde (Hugh O’Connor) is the town’s journalist. With the help of two dwarves (Leighton James and Alycia Rabig), a vampire (Danny Sag) and a fair maiden (Natalie Haigh) he produces… Read more