Maskerade

Maskerade by Stephen Briggs from the book by Terry Pratchett

Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th October 2008

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Poster by Tim Knott

 

With the loss of Magrat to her royal calling, Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax find themselves with a coven of two. Their eye falls on the expansive Agnes Nitt, who prefers calling herself Perdita X Dream (or, as the women of Lancre say, “that girl who calls herself Perditax”). Agnes, though, has no interest in witches, and wants to be an opera singer. Stealing away to Ankh-Morpork, she soon finds herself (and her amazing voice) as a vocal understudy to the skinnier but much dumber and less melodious Christine.

Georgia Dunn as Agnes Nitt, Lyn Taylor as Granny Weatherwax and Sandie Brooks as Nanny Ogg

But all is not well in Ankh-Morpork Opera House. As it turns out, opera is much less about singing and more about superstition, mysterious strangers coming out of mirrors, vicious murders, and catty sniping. Oh, and losing buckets of money, much to the chagrin of the opera’s owner. As it just so happens, Nanny and Granny have their own business in Ankh-Morpork, and are not above giving young Agnes a hand, regardless of whether she wants it or not.

Directed
by
Angela Giddings

Cast

Granny Weatherwax, a witch

Nanny Ogg, another witch

Anges (Perdita) Nitt, not a witch

Walter Plinge, a very odd job man

Dr Underschaft, Chorus Master

Mr Salzella, Director of Music

Mr Seldom Bucket, Opera Manager

Greebo, a cat in human form

Mrs Plinge, Walter’s mum

Señor Enrico Basilica / Henry Slugg, Opera Singer

Christine, Opera Star

Mr Goatberger, Publisher

Tommy Cripps, Scenery Painter

Mr Pounder, Ratcatcher

Snr Basilica’s Manager

André, a Pianist

Sergeant Detritus, City Watch, a Troll

Corporal Knobbs, City Watch, a Human?

Arno, the Stage Manager

Hron, a stagehand

Kevin, another stagehand

Colette, a Dancer

Solange, another Dancer

Giselle, also a Dancer

Bernard

Woman with Chocs

Man with Glasses

Man with Death Wish

Thief

Thief

Thief

Coach Driver

Sandie Brooks


Lyn Taylor


Georgia Dunne


Ryan Davis


Clive Greaves


Chris Pollock


Mark Rhodes


Anthony Oliver


Sylvia Seaman


Francis Holmes



Charlotte Bourne

Stephen Kebbell


David Seaman


Anthony Oliver


Reg Davis


Alex Knight

Stephen Kebbell


Clive Greaves



Stella Greaves


David Seaman

Reg Davis


Josee Oliver

Imogen Dunne


Girl Dunno

Anthony Oliver

Stella Greaves

Reg Davis

David Seaman

Stephen Kebbell

Clive Greaves

Alex Knight

David Seaman