The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
23rd-26th February 2017
Rats! They disarm the traps, widdle in the flour and charge a very reasonable price to leave town.
That isn’t how it’s supposed to go of course, but then these are no ordinary rats. They are the Changelings, a group of rats who became smart after eating off a magical rubbish heap. With the guidance of the streetwise alleycat Maurice, the Changelings now run a very profitable business posing as a fake plague in unsuspecting towns. All they needed was stupid-looking kid with a pipe who leads them all out of town, for a fee…
That is; until one last job in Bad Blintz, a starving town with a serious rat problem. They soon realise that this town is not quite as it seems and something darker is hiding underneath. Remember, there are bad things in the Dark Wood…Monstrous Productions have been bringing Terry Pratchett to the stage in Cardiff since 2012. After donating over £20k to Alzheimer’s Research UK, Maurice was a new project for them, with all proceeds being donated to the Forget-me-not choris, a local choir for people with dementia and their families.
17th-20th August 2016
Moist Von Lipwig is a conman, forger and all-round confidence trickster, always on the look out for the next big game. Until one of his many personas has a run-in with the law and is hanged to within a inch of his life. And so begins the biggest game of all. He must restore Ankh-Morpork’s defunct post office to it’s former glory or else have a second shot at dancing the hemp fandago.
On his side he has the Disc’s oldest junior postman, Stanley (‘ask me about pins!’), and his pottery probation officer, Mr Pump. It’s a mighty task, made mightier by competition from Ankh-Morpork’s newest technology, the Clacks, and its piratical owner, Reacher Gilt.
18th-20th February 2016
Eric Thursley doesn’t want a lot from life – only mastery of his own kingdom, eternal life, and the most beautiful woman who ever lived. But he’s got a dream, and even summoning the entirely useless failed wizard Rincewind by accident isn’t going to make him give up any time soon. Between these two unlikely heroes and their goal lie ancient kingdoms, mythical wars and a lot of people who aren’t very happy to see them. This includes the Lord of Hell and his great and terrible minions…
Luckily for Rincewind, he’s a very fast runner. Unluckily, there’s an awful lot chasing him – and that includes his own luggage…
9th-12th Sept 2015
Chasing a criminal through the streets of Ankh-Morpork, Sam Vimes meets with an accident involving a bolt of lightning and a magical library and is sent back in time. It’s a time he remembers well. A storm is brewing and he’s right at the centre. Again. The only way he can get back home is to make sure that events happen just as they did last time, but this time there’s the problem of Carcer, a violent, crazed and unpredictable monster, who just wants to watch the world burn.
Barricades, revolutionaries and even some singing, Ankh-Morpork is getting a little bit Les Miserables, and if Vimes can’t make a difference, it’ll stay miserable for ever and he won’t get home.
8th-11th April, 2015
Fairy tales always have a happy ending, don’t they? The Fairy Godmother is always the Good one, right? This is the story of what happens when Discworld’s most infamous witches leave their home and travel across the Disc to stop a servant girl marrying the Prince. It should be easy, plenty of girls don’t marry the Prince all the time. But the fairytales, and the person behind them, have other ideas and, in the Discworld, stories have power. Supported by Margrat Garlick (armed with a magic wand) and Nanny Ogg (armed with a bananananana daiquiri) Granny must face her closest enemy just to make sure this story does not have a fairytale ending.
5th-8th November, 2014
Witches are not by nature gregarious, and they certainly don’t have leaders. Granny Weatherwax was the most highly regarded of the leaders they didn’t have. But even she found that meddling in royal politics was a lot more difficult than certain playwrights would have you believe…
29th Jan- 1st Feb 2014
Death comes to us all. When he came to Mort, he offered him a job. After being assured that being dead was not compulsory, Mort accepted. However, he soon found out that romantic longings did not mix easily with the responsibilities of being Death’s apprentice…
26th-29th June 2013
When a family of vampires arrives in Lancre ready to take over the country in a ‘sort-of-bloodless’ coup, it is up to Agnes Nitt, Lancre’s newest witch, to use her unusual powers to save the day, with the help of a hapless Omnian priest, the Quite Reverend Mightily Oats. With no sign of Granny Weatherwax, it seems that these very modern vampires may very will be here to stay. A comedy involving witches, an Igor, and a nice cup of tea.
22nd – 25th February 2012
Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. She quickly mastered the art of farting and burping in public, along with all the other funny things boys do. She is now in the army and is searching for her lost brother. While she may look like a boy, she hasn’t got a clue what she’s doing and there’s no doubt that it’s her side that’s really struggling in this war… How will Polly Perks and her allies manage to get by?