Continuing an annual ‘Pratchett tradition’, Brisbane Arts Theatre brings Lords and Ladies to the stage with all the quirkiness, humour and cult-inducing scripts loved by Terry Pratchett fans the world over.
It’s a hot Midsummer night. The crop circles are turning up everywhere and Magrat Garlick, a young inexperienced witch, is reluctantly going to be married in the morning to a king who isn’t quite sure of his job…
Everything ought to run smoothly, but of course it won’t because Terry Pratchett wouldn’t write it and we wouldn’t expect it that way. The Lancre All-Comers Morris Team have gotten drunk on a fairy mound and the elves have come back, bringing all those things traditionally associated with the magical, darkly glittering realm of Faerie: cruelty, kidnapping, malice and dastardly murder*
With a full supporting cast of dwarves, wizards, elves and Morris dancers, lots of hey-nonny-nonny and blood all over the place it’s obvious why there’s always a slot in Brisbane Arts Theatre’s calendar dedicated to the superbly rich and highly imaginative world of Terry Pratchett’s work.
*with tonnes of style.
“What don’t die, can’t live. What don’t live, can’t change. What don’t change, can’t learn.” Granny (Esme Weatherax), Lords and Ladies
Brisbane Arts Theatre is an iconic independent theatre company. Producing engrossing, high quality, accessible theatre the company educates emerging Brisbane artists and future industry professionals.
Presenting 231 performances each year including 99 children’s shows, 2016/17 sees the theatre hosting 314 volunteers, 9 costume designers and creators and 4 theatre interns.
Established in 1936, this 80-year-old theatre company has been the city's gateway to theatre for decades. A commitment to accessibility for Brisbane audiences has translated to accessibility in price, accessibility in the types of productions staged and accessibility through the welcoming and intimate atmosphere at the iconic 50-year-old venue on Petrie Terrace.
Lords and Ladies
Brisbane Arts Theatre
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