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However, we are still in the process of restoring photos.
This show has a rather "special" bonus during interval in the Studio Theatre adjacent to the main theatre. The first 40 people to collect their tickets to the Main Theatre will be given a ticket to use in the Studio Theatre at interval. Others may watch what is happening there on the monitor in the foyer. So don't forget to pick up your tickets early. Foyer doors open at 7.30pm
"We play and we are played and the best we can hope for is to do it with style" - Lord Havelock Vetinari
09 Apr 2010, 8.00pm (Fri)
10 Apr 2010, 8.00pm (Sat)
Wed to Sat at 8pm
24 Apr 2010 (Sat)
Media members please book your tickets for Opening Night.
Unseen Theatre Company presents
The Australian Premiere of
Sir Terry Pratchett's
Original novel by Sir Terry Pratchett.
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.
Re-worked for Unseen Theatre Company by Pamela Munt.
We all know that man cannot survive on bread alone - unless of course he is Lord Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. Vetinari usually dines on bread and water, followed by the oil that makes the city of Ankh-Morpork run smoothly.
In this year of the Pensive Hare, people were getting bored and the oil was wearing a bit thin. It was threatening to spread out of control via the vicious street game of foot-the-ball that people were turning to for their amusement. A game that they believed was more exciting than beating other people over the head with big weapons.
Football - like diplomacy and marriage - short periods of fighting followed by long periods of negotiation.
The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.
Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!
SNIPPETS FROM REVIEWS:
"Director Pamela Munt is wonderful at staging the epic and ridiculous, and here she's at the top of her game as she has her cast working their socks off...........the tale, of course, becomes absurdly comic and involves the world's greatest supermodel, a superb pie cook, goblins, orcs and monsters such as fashion designers and footballers...."
Stephen Davenport - Independent Weekly
"...this yarn of star crossed football fans, wizards and goblins was a delight with just the right amount of humour......Trudi Pavlovsky nursed those of us unschooled in Pratchett through the narrative...Mr. Nutt....was played with a soft and appealing demeanour by David Dyte....an honourable mention goes to Paul Messenger.........but the night belonged to Mark Ormsby and Philip Lineton...........this production deserves to be seen"
Howard Sumner - Australian Stage On-Line
"There's a crowd outside the Bakehouse Theatre. Instead of an orderly queue, it's a throng. A mob. A shove - which somehow seems appropriate for an audience waiting (impatiently) to see Unseen Theatre Company's presentation of Terry Pratchett's novel Unseen Academicals. What makes the production work is the quality of the supporting actors, the costumes, and the loving recreation of the Discworld by all involved."
Tony Busch - Adelaide Theatre Guide