The Truth

The truth shall make ye free!
28 Mar 2003 to 12 Apr 2003 Wed to Sat at 8pm
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Venue
Performance dates
  • 28 Mar 2003 8:00pm (Fri)Preview
  • 29 Mar 2003 8:00pm (Sat)Opening night
  • 2 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Wed)
  • 3 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Thu)
  • 4 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Fri)
  • 5 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Sat)
  • 9 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Wed)
  • 10 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Thu)
  • 11 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Fri)
  • 12 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Sat)

Bryan Ormond is a riotously funny vampire photographer afraid of his own flash. Sean Venning and Nik Hargreaves are delightfully quirky as two criminals in the thick of the murder mystery, and Pamela Munt shines as the zombie lawyer who hired them... Good, unearthly fun. (Rod Lewis, Adelaide Theatre Guide)

This show has finished
Venue
Performance dates
  • 28 Mar 2003 8:00pm (Fri)Preview
  • 29 Mar 2003 8:00pm (Sat)Opening night
  • 2 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Wed)
  • 3 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Thu)
  • 4 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Fri)
  • 5 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Sat)
  • 9 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Wed)
  • 10 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Thu)
  • 11 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Fri)
  • 12 Apr 2003 8:00pm (Sat)

Hot off the press, Unseen Theatre Company brings you another tale from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. This time, we delve into the dark, devious and dirty world of journalism.

William de Worde, accidental editor of the Discworld’s first newspaper, is a wanted man.

His staff – comprising two dwarfs, a lady writer, and a vampire photographer allergic to his own flash – want to help William make “The Ankh-Morpork Times” a success.

A competing tabloid newspaper wants to put him out of business. A zombie lawyer wants to sue him. The police want to arrest him. A talking dog wants to be his informant. Two hired killers want him dead.

And on top of all this, a man wants him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped vegetables.

All William wants is THE TRUTH, but it’s not that easy to get…

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

4 out of 5 stars “4 stars because there was no gratuitous nudity – well onstage anyway. Great work as usual guys, I laughed, I cried then I laughed some more.” Rob Idol

5 out of 5 stars “Okay, I must admit to the fact that this was my very first amateur theatre production that I have ever seen (and only the fourth play I have ever seen), so for my critique, I really don’t have a lot of material to benchmark this performance against. From the first moment that I walked into the theatre’s foyer and saw some of the actors conversing with the audience before the performance, I knew that I was in for a good night of entertainment. I don’t believe I can give an honest critique of the acting/directing/props etc because I have no baseline to compare it with, so I won’t. However what I will say is, I loved every bit of the production. This one performance has made me an amateur theatre lover and I will be back for more performances by the Unseen Theatre Co.” Chris

“I saw The Truth on Saturday night and thought it was brilliant. This was the second of your plays that I’ve seen; I went to Lords and Ladies last year, but I thought this one in particular was pulled off really well. My congratulations go to Danny Sag for his brilliant directorial debut. And [Pamela Munt’s] was the most credible dead lawyer I’ve ever seen on stage.”

5 out of 5 stars “I espcially like the wit of Gaspode and his pet human” Foul Ole Ron

“Just dropping you a line to say we caught your performance of The Truth on Saturday 5th and thought it was brilliant (as per usual)! You’re helping us spread the word about Terry to the poor unenlightened sods out there who have been living under rocks for the last twenty years. Keep it up guys.” Ben

4 out of 5 stars “Bonza stuff. Unseen has deftly extracted the guts of Pratchett’s excellent tale, neatly skirting the drama of overwhelming the audience with peoples and plots. The acting was strong, convincing and obviously well directed. Lighting and sound supported the (un?)reality well, as did the imaginative front of house work. And it was funny!” William Woolmer

“I had the BEST time at your Theatre Company… Well done on a great performance – & I am SO looking forward to seeing Mort. Congratulations on a brilliant effort – & many, many thanks (& also for being able to convert my fiancé, who sheepishly scurried away to the bathroom clutching Mort when we returned home! Ta dah!)”

4 out of 5 stars “It was the first Unseen production to be seen by myself and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Will definitely keep returning.” Greg