DISCWORLD COMES TO LIFE ON STAGE
BELMONT’S Latvian Centre Theatre will pay tribute to late author Terry Pratchett next month by staging an adaptation of one of the author’s Discworld novels, Maskerade.
The theatre production is a comedy of operatic proportions, similar to The Phantom of the Opera.
The play features several southern suburbs actors including Como’s Riti Smith and Donald Weaver of Kewdale.
The setting for the production is Ankh-Morpork Opera House where a ghost stalks the dark corridors, leaving strange letters for the management.
Granny Weatherwax, Disc- world’s most famous witch, is in the audience creating mayhem for players and the audience.
The characters become involved in a variety of skulduggery, mayhem, ear-splittingly loud singing, gut-wrenching bad opera acting and murders that inspire humming.
Director Simon James says Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade was full of the author’s usual oddball characters.
“While it’s a theatrical adventure for followers of the Discworld novels, Maskerade will also appeal to lovers of comedy and people intrigued by opera,” he said.
“I like to describe Terry Pratchett novels and stage adaptations as The Lord of the Rings meets Monty Python,” James said.
Pratchett died of Alzheimer’s disease this year and was the UK’s best-selling author of the 1990s, selling more than 85 million books
Maria Passalacqua and Jim Chantry in Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade.