Unseen Theatre Company
Death from Discworld
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THE LAST CONTINENT

Preview(s):
19 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Fri)
Opening night:
20 Sep 2014, 8.00am (Sat)
Season continues:
Wed to Sat at 8pm
until
04 Oct 2014 (Sat)

Media members please book your tickets for Opening Night.

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Pricing: 
Adults $20/ Concession $18/ Fringe Benefits $16/ Groups (10+) $16/ Preview all tix $15/ Companion Card accepted
Duration: 
2 hours plus a 15 minute interval
Credits: 

Original novel by Sir Terry Pratchett
Adapted for the stage by Pamela Munt
Directed by Pamela Munt
Assistant Directors: David Dyte and Michelle Whichello
Stage Manager: Andrew Zeuner
Lighting, Media and Sound Design: Stephen Dean
Featuring: Chris Irving as Rincewind, Hugh O'Connor as DEATH, Paul Messenger as Archchancellor Ridcully and a cast of thousands (well would you believe 10 with multiple roles?

Preview dates: 
19 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Fri)
Opening night: 
20 Sep 2014, 8.00am (Sat)
Continuing dates: 
24 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Wed)
25 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Thu)
26 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Fri)
27 Sep 2014, 8.00pm (Sat)
01 Oct 2014, 8.00pm (Wed)
02 Oct 2014, 8.00pm (Thu)
03 Oct 2014, 8.00pm (Fri)
04 Oct 2014, 8.00pm (Sat)
THE LAST CONTINENT

WANTED

A highly intelligent, sophisticated audience who can laugh out loud at the exploits of this criminal:-

This criminal is armed and dangerous with the Discworld’s fastest pair of legs. He has enlisted many accomplices along his way. His known aliases are “Rincewind”, “Wizzard”, “Stop him” or “Don’t let him get away”.

He is wanted for:-
• Running away
• Saving the Discworld countless numbers of times (allegedly by accident)
• Inadvertently saving Ecks, Ecks, Ecks, Ecks (where he currently resides)
• The inventions of:- brown gooey stuff that you spread on bread, cork hats, Peach Nellie, “The Wet”,
• Oh yes – and a bit of sheep stealing on the side. (amongst other things)

This one is your choice – we asked our audiences at Thief of Time recently which play they would like to see next. The Last Continent was the winner. It was followed closely by Lords and Ladies (so maybe keep an eye out next year). So we go back in Time again! This time to 6 years ago when we first produced The Last Continent. So if you missed it then, here is your chance to catch up! Of course it won’t be exactly the same, because that is what live theatre is about – every show is different!

Here is what some of the reviewers said about our 2009 production:-

• “Thanks to Munt’s magical script, The Last Continent is a rib-tickling satire and a tongue-in-jowl spoof on Australia that’s fabulously funny and well worth seeing more than once.” - Stephen Davenport – Australian Stage Online.

• “.....the overall feel is something like a cross between Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Harry Potter....Following a Tolkien-esque hero’s journey, Rincewind is assisted by a magical kangaroo and a crocodile that runs the Didyabringabeeralong pub..... a great night out” - Samantha Bond – Independent Weekly
• “This time Pamela Munt has done her own adaptation and she knows the territory, and the venue really well....very sound laughs and some good solid performances.....The opening night audience enjoyed themselves noisily” – Ewart Shaw – The Advertiser

• “..There is never a dull moment.....Cultural icons, in deviant and hilarious reconfigurations, appear at irregular intervals, from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, to the invention of Vegemite, nothing is sacred.... (you) will not want to miss this production” – Barry Lenny – Glam Adelaide

ABOUT THE STORY:
On the Discworld anything can happen. Or even “not happen”. Sometimes it’s difficult to know which is which – even for the Wizards at Unseen University.

In this case, The Last Continent was “not happening”. It was dying, even as it was being built. Even the Gods who were building it didn’t quite know what was going on. Some thought it was to do with the space/time continuum, some thought it was to do with evolution taking control of itself. Others thought that there was not enough magic left in the world to glue all the pieces together. Others thought it may be something to do with the lack of rain. The one thing that they all agreed on was that it needed a hero. A hero who could eat a Pie Floater even when he was sober…….. Yep it’s our old friend Rincewind, the inept wizard who can’t even spell wizzard, but he’s the only hero left. Still…..no worries, right?

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