The L-Space Web : Plays : Short Stories : 2002

March - Adelaide

From: Danny
Subject: [F] Pratchett Pieces - Adelaide Fringe, Australia
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002

Unseen Theatre Company

four short stories by Terry Pratchett
adapted for the stage by Pamela Munt
by arrangement with Stephen Briggs
directed by Pamela Munt and Melanie Munt

March 12-16, 10.30pm
Bakehouse Theatre,
255 Angas St, Adelaide,
South Australia

See the Pratchett Pieces Flyer at:

Adults $18; Concession $14 ; Groups (of 6 or more) $14;
Club 26 $12; Fringe Pass $15; Conference Pass $14;
Artist Pass $14.

Bookings: Fringe Tix
Phone: (08) 8201 4567
In Person: 4-10 Ebenezer Place (off Rundle St)
or at "The Hub" (Adelaide Uni)
Online at

More Information:
Pamela Munt, director.
Phone: (08) 8296 3519
or visit and


"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?

We hope to see you all at "Pratchett Pieces" in the Fringe.

Seeya. Danny.
Unseen Theatre Company

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