Pratchett Pieces

Four of cult author Terry Pratchett's short stories
12 Mar 2002 to 16 Mar 2002 Wed to Sat at 8pm
This show has finished
Venue
Performance dates
  • 12 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Tue)Opening night
  • 13 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Wed)
  • 14 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Thu)
  • 15 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Fri)
  • 16 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Sat)

Unseen Theatre Company make the impossible possible with imagination, flair and fun. (Rod Lewis, Adelaide Theatre Guide)

This show has finished
Venue
Performance dates
  • 12 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Tue)Opening night
  • 13 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Wed)
  • 14 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Thu)
  • 15 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Fri)
  • 16 Mar 2002 10:30pm (Sat)

“Pratchett Pieces” is part of the Adelaide Fringe. It consists of adaptations for the stage (by Pamela Munt) of four of cult author Terry Pratchett’s short stories. These are:

* Theatre of Cruelty
* Troll Bridge
* Hollywood Chickens.
* Turntables of the Night

Pamela Munt directs three of the plays while her daughter Melanie Munt makes her directorial debut with “Troll Bridge”. Their common aim is to give their audience a “taste of Pratchett’s particular brand of humour” and “hope they will return in April for a full length Pratchett play.”

Unlike the full-length adaptations, these are not all set on Terry’s famous Discworld, although our favourite members of the City Watch do reappear in “Theatre of Cruelty”. DEATH is, of course, a certainty and our much-loved “Footnote” is there to guide us along in two of the plays.

“Turntables of the Night” and “Hollywood Chickens” are set on our very own world, and have a distinct 70s/80s flavour to them, while “Troll Bridge” and “Theatre of Cruelty” owe their origins to the literature and theatre experiences of our childhood.

The four plays will be presented as one show which will run for an hour only with just quick changes to the minimal sets in between each play. The show begins at 10.30pm after two other plays at the Bakehouse, so why not drop in to one or both of those beforehand, have a drink and a nibble in the piano bar foyer and then settle in to “Pratchett Pieces” for “dessert”?

Or if you are a “one play a night” person how about a leisurely meal in one of the cafes in the nearby Hutt Street area followed by a stroll down to the Bakehouse to finish off your evening?

Here are some comments from audience members.

“What a great night out!! It was so funny and interesting to have 4 different pieces. It was clever the way you staged them. by the way i especiall loved that bit at the end where Death came out instead of Footnote – hilarious! It was also so funny to see Death disco dancing John Travolta style :-). Well done all and i look forward to your next production.” 4 and 1/2 stars Michael.

“I enjoyed myself immensely. You are to be commended for your professionalism. The plays were both simple to understand and humorous. Congratulations again!” 4 stars out of 5 Rhiann

“Pratchett Pieces was excellent – really brought the Discworld to life! Nobby was great and the chickens were hilarious. Great work!” Kat

“Brilliant! You all did your usual impeckable (sic) jobs in bringing the Diskworld to life and pushing the real world into fantasy (love those chickens!).” Sandra

“I enjoyed it heaps. I loved Turntables of the night. Including all the music was a bonus and all the costuming was great!” Sally