The L-Space Web : Plays : Nightwatch : 2004

October - Adelaide

Unseen Theatre Company
By arrangement with Methuen Publishing Limited
The Australian Premiere of
Terry Pratchett's
"Night Watch"

Adapted for the Stage by Stephen Briggs

Where: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide
When: October 15-30 (Wednesday To Saturday) At 8 Pm.
Tickets:Adults $15 Concession $12 Groups Of Ten Or More $10
Thai Hutt Dinner Deal $30 (Includes Meal, Soft Drink And Theatre Ticket)
(Can Only Be Booked On 82962004)
Bookings:Phone 82962004 (7 Days From 7Am To 7Pm) Bass 131246 (Booking Fee Will Apply)

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a Hard-boiled Egg!

Commander Samuel Vimes is back!
But back where? That is the question he needs answered.

The past catches up with us all. But never so quickly as when we go back in time to confront it. Terry Pratchett fans will remember that the last time we saw Sam Vimes in Unseen Theatre Company's production of "The Fifth Elephant" we left him having some of his rough edges polished off by his new wife Lady Sybil.

Vimes' marriage had made him a Duke. His heroism had promoted him to Commander of the City Watch. Not only that, but Sybil was expecting their first child.

Commander Samuel Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck.

Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive, because he has a job to do. He must track down a murderer, teach his younger self how to be a good copper and change the outcome of a bloody rebellion. There is, of course a problem. After all - this is Ankh-Morpork we are talking about! If he wins, he's got no wife, no child and no future.

"Night Watch" is a Discworld Tale of One City, with a full cast of street urchins, ladies of negotiable affection, rebels, Unmentionables (read secret policemen), zombies and other children of the revolution.

Director Pamela Munt has assembled a fine cast of old and new members of Unseen Theatre Company including George Leaman as Sam Vimes and Andrew Dowling (who was nominated for the Critic's Circle Awards 2003) as the "evil dude" Carcer.

She is also very excited about the set design for this show with which she hopes to create a real "Discworld/Ankh-Morporkian" street atmosphere.

Tracey Watchman and Alix Revel appear as "The Agony Aunts" led by their "Madam" Merri Brown as Rosie Palm. These experienced actors will lead a large cast of new young "recruits" who are almost as eager to accomplish their task of entertaining you as "The City Watch" is to win their never ending battle against the evil characters of The Shades.

Some Reviewers Comments from Previous Unseen Theatre Company Productions:-
"Riotously funny....delightfully quirky....good unearthly fun" (Rod Lewis - Messenger)
"A high-spirited production which succeeds at delivering Pratchett at his funniest". (Tim Lloyd - Advertiser)
"Mort is dead funny for Pratchett fans both old and new" (Hayley Horton - Adelaide Theatre Guide)
"Amusing and well performed" (Samela Harris - Advertiser)
"Director Pamela Munt keeps the action flowing fast and frantic" (Rod Lewis - Adelaide Theatre Guide)

For more information about the show, or to arrange interviews contact Pamela on 0401676071, or browse through our website

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