Lismore Theatre Company walking with death in new production

Actor Duncan Saxe-Wilson as Mort.
Actor Duncan Saxe-Wilson as Mort.

DEATH leaned over the saddle and looked down at the kingdoms of the world. "I don't know about you," he said, "but I could murder a curry."

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of more than 40 bestselling Discworld novels, written between 1983 and 2013.

His books have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature.

He died last March, and is sadly missed by his millions of fans around the world.

Adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, Lismore Theatre Company's latest production, Mort, tells the story of Death's apprentice.

He gets board and lodging and free use of a company horse, and doesn't get time off for his grandmother's funeral.

The trouble begins when, instead of collecting the soul of a princess with whom he has become infatuated, he kills her would-be assassin, and changes history.

The show is directed by Gray Wilson, and produced by Jason Smith.

At the Rochdale Theatre, Goonellabah, on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 8pm, plus two Sunday matinees on October 18 and 25 at 5pm. $20. October 31 will be a special Halloween costume night, with all tickets $30.

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