In bringing Mort to The Cube theatre, Naked Villainy Theatre treads where no local theatre group has trodden before in Bunbury. Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, some well-known inhabitants of the Discworld pop up in Mort, none less a personage than Death himself.
A giant 7ft puppet will bring to life one of the most beloved characters from Terry Pratchett's Discworld. Designed in collaboration with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, this anthropmorphic personification will not be bound by earthly rules.
When Mort's father takes him to a hiring fair, he is offered employment from a surprising quarter. His new employer, Death, has been feeling odd of late, and decides he needs a holiday. His new apprentice is his ticket to freedom. Mort travels to Death's domain to learn his trade. He meets Death's adopted daughter, Ysabell. It's not love at first sight. Entrusted with his first assignment, Mort allows sentiment to get in the way of a sharp sword as he foils an assassination plot on Princess Keli, altering the course of history with hilarious consequences. Of course everything must be put back as it was, and with Death still exploring his 'humanity' it is up to Mort to fix things.
The first production by a local theatre group in The Cube, Mort enlists exciting young talent as well as seasoned actors in this clever satire for all ages.
As well as the three performances, Naked Villainy will be holding a Gala Preview event on Thursday 31 July. Click here for more information or to buy tickets!