Mort

Mort by Terry Pratchett, adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs

Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th July 2000

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Poster by Phil Cooper

Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job.

But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows his heart to rule his head and soon the whole of causality and the future of the Discworld itself, are at risk. Along the way, Mort encounters not only Death’s adopted daughter, Ysabell – who has been 16 for 35 years – and his mysterious manservant Albert – whose cooking can harden an artery at ten paces – but also an incompetent wizard with a talking doorknocker and a beautiful, but rather bad-tempered and dead, princess. He also, of course, meets Death.

On Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Death really is a 7 foot skeleton in a black hooded robe and wielding a a scythe. He is also fond of cats, enjoys a good curry, and rides around the skies on a magnificent white horse called Binky.

The cast on set
Death(James Shadwell) and Mort(Andrew Greaves) have a showdown

Directed
by
Phil Cooper

Cast

Death, an anthropomorphic personification

Mort, a youth

Lezek, Mort’s Father

Bursar, of Unseen University

Ysabell, Death’s Daughter

Albert, Death’s Servant

King Olerve

High Priest

Town Crier

Agatean Prince

Duke of Sto Helit

Princess Keli

Cutwell, a wizard

Doorknocker

Keeble, a clerk

Goodie Hamstring, a witch

Young Goodie Hamstring

The Landlord

Abbot Lobsang

Rincewind, ‘Wizzard’

Cyrus, the Cesspit Cleaner

Acolyte

Street Woman

Assasin

Page

Wizard

Wizard

Wizard

Wizard

James Shadwell



Andrew Greaves

Tom Ludlow

Tom Ludlow


Kate Torrington

Clive Greaves

Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes

Mark Rhodes

Stuart Greaves

Stuart Greaves

Emily Rutter

Kevin Smith

Virginia Havergal

Virginia Havergal

Sylvia Seaman

Miriam Havergal

Tim Knott

Tim Knott

Tim Knott

Tim Knott

Stella Greaves

Carolyn Dilena

Phil Cooper

Nick Havergal

Ruby Goldsmith

Stella Greaves

Sylvia Seaman

Gill Cooper